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Shirley Valentine – The Grand, Leeds

Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine

Writer: Willy Russell Producer: Adam Spiegel Director: Glen Walford Reviewer: Rob Atkinson There can be few theatrical challenges more daunting than a one-person show, the spectacle of a lone actor taking on the responsibility for the entertainment of a whole audience over the span of a couple of hours. When that show consists of what is essentially an extended monologue, ...

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The Mousetrap – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: S.E. Webster On at least 26,000 occasions the stage curtain has risen over a performance of The Mousetrap. 2014 saw the 60th-anniversary tour of the classic whodunit drama sell out and now it’s back, by popular demand, at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh. The Agatha Christie favourite has long held an aura of mystery ...

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The Mousetrap – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Allegedly the cleverest murder mystery in the history of British theatre, Agatha Christie’s legendary whodunit The Mousetrap is the longest running show not only in the UK but in the world. A twister in every sense of the world, it has clocked up almost 65 years of running continuously since it ...

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The Mousetrap – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Harriet Brace A stylish tale of intrigue and suspicion, diehard whodunnit The Mousetrap is still a murder mystery to marvel at. More than 60 years and over 26,000 performances since its 1952 debut, audiences are just as eager to incriminate the culprit and suss out the main suspect before the dramatic reveal as ...

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The Last Tango – The Opera House, Manchester

Co-Choreographers Karen Bruce, Flavia Cacace, Vincent Simone Director: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard   No one could predict back in 2004 that Strictly Come Dancing would become such a stalwart of family TV entertainment. Nor would anyone imagine that the show would make household names of so many of the professional dancers and lead to any number of spin-off theatre ...

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Midnight Tango – The Grand Theatre, Leeds

Director: Karen Bruce Choreographers: Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace Designer: Morgan Large Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:4] Leeds’ Grand Theatre is the last stop on this year’s tour of Midnight Tango the latest venture of Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. A large scale show based around tango and only tango is a brave undertaking by producers Arlene ...

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Midnight Tango – New Theatre, Cardiff

Choreography: Vincent Simone &Flavia Cacace Director: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Barbara Michaels: [Rating:4.5] Stunning tango routines are no more and no less than one would expect from Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. And in this the two dance stars of Midnight Tango certainly do not disappoint. Can the same be said for the musical of that name? Because that is what ...

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The Mousetrap – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:3] Now in its record-breaking 60th, diamond anniversary year, Agatha Christie's famous stage play, still running in London's West End, has embarked on its first ever tour. Already playing to sold-out houses nationwide, and booking well in to 2014, it has certainly been so far well-received and anticipation to see ...

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