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Robin Hood – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Director and Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: David Jobson If you want to see a panto that is traditional, gives all the characters their moment in the limelight and doesn’t have endless childish and double entendre humour, then Robin Hood at the Mayflower isn’t for you. If you're after a panto that has spectacular production values, gives its stars all the ...

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Vanities: The Musical -Trafalgar Studios, London

Music and Lyrics: David Kirshenbaum Book: Jack Heifner Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Even in the UK, the American high school experience is incredibly familiar and there are numerous films, musicals and books dedicated to a period many writers consider pivotal in the particular shaping of young women. Regardless of generation, at some point, most people will ...

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Dick Whittington – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Director and Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dan English   Shane Richie takes us down to Ol’ London Town at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre for its festive pantomime offering, Dick Whittington. Directed by Nick Winston, the production is a fun-filled two-hour romp through Whittington's journey from sleepy commoner to Lord Mayor of London, with a little help from his cat. There is ...

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CD REVIEW: Cool Rider

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Billed as the “cult sequel to grease” Cool Rider is in fact Grease 2 – reloaded. Revamped and given a new face, Cool Rider follows unlikely lovers Stephanie Zinone (Ashleigh Gray), leader of The Pink Ladies and English exchange student Michael Carrington (Aaron Sidwell) who quickly becomes smitten. After learning that Stephanie is looking for a devil ...

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Wicked – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Winnie Holzman Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Abbie Rippon The Wizard of Oz in his act two number describes himself as ‘Wonderful… They call me wonderful….’ and Wicked really is a wonderful show. The touring production that has flown into The Lowry this week has all of the magic of the West End production; the ...

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Wicked – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Book: Winnie Holzman Based on the novel by: Gregory Maguire Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Naomi Stevens The highly acclaimed musical Wicked has arrived in Bristol, as part of its first ever UK tour, with a huge bang. Oh and a dragon, flying monkeys, and witches and wizards aplenty. The green carpet was laid out to ...

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Wicked – Plymouth Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Winnie Holzman Based on the novel by: Gregory Maguire Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett   Wicked is a magical, fantastical show with twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat, close to tears, holding your breath and squealing with joy and laughter, often at the same time. Based ...

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Wicked – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Winnie Holzman Based on the novel by: Gregory Maguire Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Gareth Davies L. Frank Baum's fictitious otherland has provided rich creative inspiration for a variety of work since the first of the Oz stories were published over a century ago, but when Gregory Maguire reimagined the whole history of the witches of ...

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