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The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas: Ella Fitzgerald Edition – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Devisor/Director: Mitch Sebastian Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Originally conceived by Mitch Sebastian in 2003, The Rat Pack has had numerous incarnations in the intervening years. This version, amended to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centenary, proves that an oldie can still be a goodie. With a setting that nods to Sinatra at the Sands, the staging is simple and effective, with Matthew Freeman ...

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Kiss Me Kate- Hippodrome, Bristol

Writers: Bella and Samuel Spewick Composer &Lyricist: Cole Porter Director: Jo Davies Reviewer: Kris Hallett Kiss Me Kate, the third and final show of Welsh National Opera's Shakespeare 400 season, is like an effervescent sugar hit. Anyone with a soul will find a massive grin etched permanently to their face for the entirety of its three- hour running time. Cole ...

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Kiss Me Kate – Liverpool Empire

Quirijn de Lang and Jeni Bern in Kiss Me Kate

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Bella and Samuel Spewack Director: Jo Davies Conductor: James Holmes Reviewer: John Roberts Last year the Welsh National Opera brought their dark and foreboding production of Sweeney Todd to the Empire, this year to celebrate Shakespeare's 400th Celebrations the company bring a vibrant and engaging (if a little too long) revival of Cole Porter's Kiss Me ...

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Jersey Boys – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Book: Marshall Brickman/Rick Elice Director: Des McAnuff Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A story to tug at your heartstrings and music to thrill: that’s Jersey Boys in a nutshell. The true story of the “four lads from the wrong side of the tracks” who got together to form the group which became Frankie Valli and the ...

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Jersey Boys – Milton Keynes Theatre

`Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Director: Des McAnuff Reviewer: Maggie Constable Oh What a Night! indeed. Jersey Boys, the show which has been delighting more than19 million people globally for some time and is the winner of 50+ awards, is touring the U.K for the first time and flies into Milton Keynes this ...

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NEWS: Jersey Boys UK Tour cast confirmed.

The cast for the forthcoming UK Tour of Jersey Boys, which is scheduled to open at The Palace Theatre, Manchester in September has been confirmed. Joining previously announced West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli, Stephen Webb, Sam Ferriday and Lewis Griffiths will star as Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi respectively. Matt Corner will play the rôle ...

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Before the Night is Through – Landor Theatre, London

Book &Lyrics: Olivia Thompson Music: Chris Whitehead Director: Robert McWhir Reviewer: Stephen Bates If Agatha Christie and Ivor Novello had ever joined forces and then drawn inspiration fromCape Fear, the result could have been something like this show. Presented as part of theLandor’s From Page to Stage season, showcasing new musical theatre, it is a rollickingspoof of the whodunnit genre, ...

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NEWS: From Page to Stage announces cast for headline musicals

Aria Entertainment is delighted to announce final casting today for the second annual From Page To Stage Festival, a season of new musical theatre at the Landor Theatre from Monday 10 February to Sunday 9 March 2014. Full casting is now confirmed for the Season’s two Headline Musicals Before the Night is Through and The Mistress Cycle, which will each ...

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