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Sunset Boulevard – The New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Book & lyrics: Don Black and Christopher Hampton Director: Nikolai foster Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Lights, camera action: the spotlight falls on 10086 Sunset Boulevard where a forgotten silent movie star reminisces about her glowing glory days. Based on the 1950 Billy Wilder film, this glamorous Hollywood musical first opened in 1993 and still being in production ...

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Sunset Boulevard – Bristol Hippodrome

Book & Lyrics: Don Black & Christopher Hampton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Holly Spanner Even though the original Broadway production scooped seven of the 11 nominated Tony Awards, Sunset Boulevard somehow always seems underrated, overshadowed by other musicals. Given the scale and grandeur of this musical, it is fully deserving of attention in its own right. ...

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Sunset Boulevard – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book & Lyrics: Don Black & Christopher Hampton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Tate James “The address is 10086 Sunset Boulevard” When starving writer, Joe Gillis, pulled his car into the driveway of a forgotten mansion on Sunset Boulevard, he had no idea he would end up tangled in the demise of a former silent movie star. ...

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Sunset Boulevard – Curve, Leicester

A woman stands staring maniacally

Book & Lyrics: Don Black and Christopher Hampton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Andrew Lloyd Webber saw Billy Wilder’s 1951 film, Sunset Boulevard, in the early 1970s but it wasn’t until 1991 that a version of the musical version was performed at Lloyd Webber’s Sydmonton Festival with Ria Jones as Norma Desmond. It was not ...

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Whisper House – The Other Palace, London

Music and lyrics: Duncan Sheik Book and lyrics: Kyle Jarrow Director: Adam Lenson Reviewer: Stephen Bates Anyone who can turn a Frank Wedekind play into a hit musical is worthy of respect and so be it with Duncan Sheik. His 2006 show Spring Awakening ran for over two years on Broadway and won multiple Tony awards, although its West End ...

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Cats – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is undoubtedly a famous spectacle. Following a 21 year residence in London's West End, making stars of the likes of Elaine Paige, the original production slinks its way to Glasgow's King's Theatre on its international tour. Based on the poems of T S ...

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CATS – Liverpool Empire

Book: T.S.ELiot Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin When it was first conceived CATS was considered a very innovative show. But that was in the 80s.While it is still slick, professional and wonderfully exuberant, it simply does not fully engage the emotions. The narrative is deliberately sparse and it seems overall to be far more about ...

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Cats – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: T S Eliot Director: Trevor Nunn Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Reviewer: Holly Spanner T S Eliot published Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats in 1939 and 38 years later Andrew Lloyd Webber began composing music for what he describes as being a childhood favourite. Four years later in 1981, Cats premiered at the New London Theatre ...

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