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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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Tell Me on a Sunday – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyricist: Don Black Director: Paul Foster Musical Director: Peter McCarthy Reviewer:Marina Waters For one night only, the latest revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s well-known one-woman musicalTell Me On A Sundaytakes to the stage at Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Lyric space. The sole role is ably commanded by well-loved national television success story Jodie Prenger, ...

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Tell Me On A Sunday – The Grand, Leeds

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Don Black Director: Paul Foster Choreographer/Movement Director: Matt Flint Reviewer: Sue Collier Following an acclaimed performance in the Watermill Theatre’s 2014 production of Calamity Jane,Jodie Prengeris currently touring in Andrew Lloyd WebberandDon Black’sone-woman show, the classic musical,Tell Me on a Sunday. The musical portrays the romantic misadventures of Emma, a young English girl in New ...

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