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CD REVIEW: Top Hat The Musical – Original London Cast Recording

Producer: Chris Walker Publisher: First Night Records Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [Rating:4] The Original London Cast recording of Top Hat Is a delightful recording of a show that has brought a slice of 1930s Hollywood to the West End. Irving Berlin's words and music proved to be the bedrock of one of the most successful films of that era, and the ...

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CD REVIEW: Singin’ in the Rain – 2012 London Cast

Producers: Robert Scott &Larry Blank for Chichester Festival Theatre and Stage Entertainment Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:4] In the 6oth anniversary year of the ever popular, all singing, all dancing film, Singin’ in the Rain, what better way to celebrate than with a 2012 London Cast recording? A cast recording that is, indeed, a fitting tribute to that iconic film. As ...

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DVD CHILD’S EYE VIEW: My Babysitter’s A Vampire – The Movie.

Producer: Disney Reviewer: Phoebe Patrick (10) [Rating:4] When a family hire a babysitter (Erica) played by Kate Todd to look after their children, they never knew they were hiring a vampire. Very quickly things start to go wrong and Ethan (Matthew Knight) needs to protect himself and the rest of his family from a blood thirsty pack of vampires that ...

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CD Review – Richard Beadle: Songs

Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:4] Richard Beadle is a very accomplished presence in contemporary musical theatre. His album, Songs, is an anthology comprising some works that will form part of Today Is My Day, a full length show that he is writing, while others are simply penned without a connecting thread. It is a mark of the respect that Beadle commands ...

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CD Review: The Journey Home – Mark Evans

Produced by: Siwan Lisa Evans and Ben Robbins Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:4] ; The Journey Home is Mark Evans’ debut English album and features songs that are of importance and significance to this already established star of the West End. The album is beautifully arranged and produced, and the underlying message of the songs selected suggest a young man, who ...

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CD REVIEW: The In-Between – A New Musical

Music/Lyrics/Producer: Laura Tisdall Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] The In-Between wouldn’t look out of place as a TV mini-series on the sci-fi channel but for Composer/Lyricist/Producer Laura Tisdall there was only ever one medium that would work for her. Musical Theatre. The In-Between is the tale of the space between parallel worlds…The place where Flick Wimple not only re-evaluates her life, ...

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CD Review – Lift

Music &Lyrics: Craig Adams Producers: Tobi Lustigman &Perfect Pitch Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:1.5] Have you ever wondered about the lives of the people you pass in the street, sit by on the train or ride with in a lift? Most of us find ourselves people watching from time to time and it is this aspect of human nature that Craig ...

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CD REVIEW: Stiles and Drewe’s The Three Little Pigs

Producer: SimG Productions Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Decent family friendly musicals seem few and far between, so it is with delight that Stiles and Drewe alongside The Singapore Repertory Theatre, have started to address the situation. Between them they have created three 50 minute musicals all based on fairytales, the remit being that they must be able to use the ...

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