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Flashdance the Musical – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book: Tom Hedley and Robert Carey   Music: Robbie Roth  Lyrics: Robert Carey and Robbie Roth  Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer: Clare White In a simpler time of poodle perms and leg warmers, 80s dance films gave us many life lessons – that no one puts Baby in the corner, that we should hold out for a hero, and that ultimately love conquers all. (Thank ...

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Flashdance the Musical – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Book: Tom Hedley and Robert Carey   Music: Robbie Roth  Lyrics: Robert Carey and Robbie Roth  Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In the pantheon of 1980s movies, Flashdance has achieved cult status far exceeding its own gaudy ambitions. The tale of a welding apprentice who supplements her meagre wages from a Pittsburgh steel firm by dancing in a local club, but who has ambitions to ...

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Aladdin – Opera House, Manchester

Writer and Director: Eric Potts  Reviewer: Richard Hall With its origins in the Tales of The Arabian Nights, the story of Aladdin featuring a rags to riches hero who overcomes adversity to win the girl of his dreams has been entertaining pantomime audiences for over 200 years. This slick and lavish production confidently carries on the tradition, delivering a pitch-perfect-panto ...

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Aladdin – Milton Keynes Theatre

The cast of Aladdin at Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Russell Labey Reviewer: Maggie Constable It is panto season again and in Milton Keynes it is time to hop onto that magic flying carpet to be transported to Old Peking where you will encounter Aladdin and lots more! It’s an iconic tale but, in essence, a young man, Aladdin, finds a lamp containing a beautiful Genie, ...

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