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CD REVIEW: Dreamgirls – Original London Cast Recording

Three singers on starfield background

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Musical theatre fans on both sides of the Atlantic often need to have patience. In an age when cinema releases and TV shows can be released and broadcast simultaneously all over the world, musicals take time to travel across the pond. In the case of Matilda the Musical, Broadway had to wait two years after its West ...

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Dreamgirls – Savoy Theatre, London

Writer: Tom Eyen Director and Choreographer: Casey Nicholaw Composer: Henry Krieger Reviewer: Tom Finch It’s been 35 years since a show that revolutionised musical theatre, Dreamgirls opened on Broadway. Now it's finally opened in the West End. It was worth the wait. Loosely based on the meteoric rise of The Supremes, Tom Eyen's and Henry Krieger's show charts the rise ...

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Thriller Live – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

The cast of Thriller Live

Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Neither shoe-horning the hits of Michael Jackson around a flimsy storyline, nor taking his life story asnarrative thread (it wisely avoids miring itself in the unpalatable controversy of Jackson's later life), Thriller Live eschews the usual jukebox musical format, instead, it presents a roughly chronological, concert-style tribute production to the self-proclaimed 'King of ...

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Thriller Live – Liverpool Empire Theatre

The cast of Thriller Live

Director/Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Robin Winters Thriller Live has arrived in Liverpool much to the pleasure of Michael Jackson’s Merseyside fan base. Having celebrated seven years of success on the West End and a sell out arena tour, Thriler Live is a celebration of Jackson’s 45 year musical history including hits from his time with the Jackson 5, the disco ...

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Thriller Live – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

The cast of Thriller Live

Music: The Jackson Five and Michael Jackson Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Queen have a musical about the state of music in the future, Abba have a musical about mother and daughter love, so what does Michael Jackson have a musical about? Himself of course. What story could ever hold a candle to the songs of Michael ...

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