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Beauty and the Beast – Grand Opera House, York

Director: Stuart Wade Musical Director: Dean McDermott Choreographer: Emily Taylor Reviewer: Mark Clegg Although not a fairy tale that traditionally received the panto treatment, Beauty and the Beast has become increasingly popular to adapt following Disney’s 1991 movie. Having this production coincide with this year’s release of the live-action remake has been a canny business decision and although the basic ...

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A Judgement in Stone- The Opera House, Manchester 

Writer: Ruth Rendell adapted by Simon Brett and Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Dave Cunningham After a decade producing stage versions of thrillers by the Queen of Crime The Agatha Christie Theatre Company has had a revamp to become The Classic Thriller Company. One cannot quibble with the choice of the late Ruth Rendell as a ‘classic’ thriller writer. She was an ...

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Tommy: The Rock Opera – Opera House Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Director: Paul Nicholas Book: Pete Townshend &Des McAnuff Music &Lyrics: Pete Townshend Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   Tommy: The Rock Opera comes with an old school multi-media history: first an album, then a concert, then a film and finally in 1992, the perhaps inevitable musical. This production casts Joe McElderry in the titular rôle and as an X-Factor winner from ...

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