Home / Tag Archives: Amy Ellen Richardson

Tag Archives: Amy Ellen Richardson

Beautiful – Liverpool Empire

Book: Douglas McGrath Music/Lyrics: Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil Director: Marc Bruni Reviewer: John Roberts “These songs are about me, and who better to sing them than myself” A powerful statement that is delivered towards the middle of Act Two, when Carole King, here played with an assured and confident performance from Bronté Barbé realises that actually, ...

Read More »

Beautiful– The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Book by: Douglas McGrath Music & Lyrics: Carole King & Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weill Director: Marc Bruni Choreography: Josh Prince Reviewer: Taylor Simmons Beautiful, the modern jukebox musical based on the life and music of Carole King, is the perfect ‘step back in time’. The show chronicles King’s rise to stardom from awkward 16-year-old songwriter, through her ...

Read More »

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Douglas McGrath Music & Lyrics: Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann Director: Marc Bruni Reviewer: Maggie Constable Winner of Tony, Olivier and Grammy awards, Beautiful The Carole King Musical wends its way to Milton Keynes Theatre this week, its second stop on this leg of its U.K tour. The London production at the Aldwych Theatre has ...

Read More »

Beautiful the Carole King Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Douglas McGrath Music & Lyrics: Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann Director: Marc Bruni Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Beginning with the now famous Carnegie Hall concert in June 1971 to celebrate her seminal album Tapestry, Beautiful the Carole King Musical, quickly flashes back 14 years to a 16-year-old King (then just plain Carol Joan Klein) about to ...

Read More »

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Douglas McGrath Music & Lyrics: Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann Director: Marc Bruni Reviewer: May Mellstrom Fresh from a two year run in the West End and with the original production still going strong on Broadway, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical arrives in  Manchester over Christmas in an affectionately told biography of Brooklyn teenager ...

Read More »

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book: Douglas McGrath Music and Lyrics: Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil Director: Marc Bruni Reviewer: Selwyn Knight There can’t be many people who won’t be familiar with a song or two by Carole King – with first husband Gerry Goffin she wrote loads of chart hits for other artists that have become standards including Will You Love ...

Read More »

Into The Woods – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Amy Ellen Richardson and Alex Gaumond in Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Original Book: James Lapine Director: Matthew Xia Reviewer: Matt Forrest   It’s Christmas time, which invariably means that across the land, Panto season is upon us. All over the country pantomimes will be in full swing, most loosely based on the fairy tales so familiar with our childhood, but imagine a production which has interwoven ...

Read More »

Singin’ in the Rain – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Writers: Betty Comden and Adolph Green Director: Jonathan Church Music &Lyrics: Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan First performed at Chichester Festival Theatre, Singin' in the Rain had a 15 month run at London's Palace Theatre before touring the UK- and brining the rain with it. Adapted from the film of the same name, Singin' in the ...

Read More »