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Mamma Mia –Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Music & Lyrics: Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus Book: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd  Reviewer: Taylor Simmons Mamma Mia, the smash hit musical based on the songs of Abba, has become a firm favourite among musical theatre lovers – and one which continues to pack houses. This current touring production is vibrant, colourful and full of youthful energy with a ...

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Mamma Mia! – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music And Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson Book: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast Musical Supervisor: Martin Koch Reviewer: Glen Pearce Perhaps it was only time that Norwich, spiritual home of Alan Partridge, finally got a visit from musical juggernaut Mamma Mia!, resplendent with a fine refrain of Knowing Me, Knowing You. 18 years ...

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Annie – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

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Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Dominic Corr For just shy of forty years, Annie has often proven to be one of the most popular and sickeningly sweet musicals ever to grace the stage. This new production, however, manages to downplay the sugar and generate some genuine chemistry between its characters. The plot ...

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Annie – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

ANNIE - Jonny Fines as 'Rooster', Lesley Joseph as 'Miss Hannigan' and Djalenga Scott as 'Lily'.

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   Since opening on Broadway in 1977, Annie has played in several West End runs and spawned countless new productions all over the world. West Yorkshire Playhouse’s touring production uses the strapline “the world’s most popular family musical”, and it’s a piece of hyperbole with ...

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Annie – Liverpool Empire

The cast of Annie

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: John Roberts   It’s hard not to get won over by the overt optimism that seeps through every element of this saccharine-sweet musical. Generations of theatre goers have filled theatres all over the world to hear Little Orphan Annie sing The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow and it’s ...

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Annie – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Director: Nikolai Foster Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys As a populist piece of entertainment Annie, Thomas Meehan, Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse's 1977 musical has always appealed to those who love their shows schmaltzy and sentimental and taking it as such, Nikolai Foster's revival will surely entertain many. There are sunny tunes a-plenty, ...

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Annie – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

The cast of Annie

Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dan English Despite TV star Lesley Joseph dominating the advertising for this show, it is youngster Madeleine Haynes who deserves all the plaudits in the title role in Annie, which reaches Dartford's Orchard Theatre as part of its UK tour. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the musical tells the story of Annie, the well-known ...

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Annie – The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sue Collier Annie is set during the Depression of New York in the thirties. Like Cinderella, it tells the story of an abandoned child who is seemingly without prospects but whose personality shines through to charm everyone she meets. Annie lives in an orphanage, ...

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