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CD REVIEW: Hamlisch Uncovered

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Marvin Hamlisch: composer, conductor and the only person other than Richard Rogers to win a Pulitzer Prize as well the full EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & Tony). Most of his body of work was made up film scores as well as being a prolific conductor, but he will probably be best remembered for composing the score for ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with My Leonard Cohen

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It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. Next up it's My Leonard Cohen. In one sentence tell us about your show. My Leonard Cohen offers arresting and imaginative arrangements of the late, legendary Leonard Cohen’s most-loved music. What made you decide to come back to the Fringe this year? Stewart D’Arrietta ...

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Keep Dancing – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Director: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Highly energetic Jives, smooth Waltzes, fiery Tangos and comedic Charleston routines are entertaining audiences up and down the country over the weekends with the much-anticipated return of Strictly Come Dancing. And now former pros Robin Windsor and Anya Garnis, along with 2012 winner and Olympian Louis Smith, are among a cast bringing the ballroom ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…with Charlotte Productions

In one sentence tell us about your show. Jane Austen’s Forgotten Stories is a fast paced, sketch comedy show that showcases early Austen works about kings and queens, nationalist pride, riches to rags and overprotective aunts; a total of about 60 characters are performed over the course of two shows by a cast of five women. What made you decide ...

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Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill – Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth

Choreography: Brendan Cole Musical Director: Barry Robinson Reviewer: Marina Spark Brendan Cole, well known across the UK as one of the longest running professional dancers on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, is touring his 2013 show Licence to Thrill for a second year. Cole is joined by five other professional dancers; Aliona Vilani, Patrick Helm, Melanie Hooper, Scott Cole and Crystal ...

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Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill – Princess Theatre, Torquay

Choreography: Brendan Cole Musical Director: Barry Robinson Reviewer: Joseph Leigh Licence to Thrill is a fast paced family friendly show that offers much more than a few dance numbers. From the outset it is clear that this production could very well be named An Audience with Brendan Cole and Friends, such is the engaging, open and interactive nature of this ...

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Brendan Cole Licence to Thrill – Bristol Hippodrome

Choreographer: Brendan Cole Reviewer: Naomi Stevens Among the favourites on Strictly Come Dancing, Brendan Cole ensures that the heat is on when he brings his Licence to Thrill tour to town. From the dramatic opening beats of ‘Cry Me a River’ and beyond, right the way through the show, there is barely a pause for breath. Cole uses his dancing ...

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Strictly Confidential – The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer &Director: Craig Revel Horwood Choreographer: Jason Gilkison Designer: Morgan Large Costume Designer: Vicky Gill Reviewer: Kerri Peck [Rating:4.5]   The famous Strictly Come Dancing disco ball is spinning high above the audience at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, radiating disco lights all over the stage and auditorium letting the arriving audience know that they are in for a very ...

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