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CD REVIEW: Kerry Ellis and Brian May – Golden Days

Reviewer: Helen Jones In 2010 Brian May produced an album Anthems with West End star Kerry Ellis providing the vocals. The album was so successful that they toured together. Now, seven years after the first album, their second album Golden Days has been released. This time it is billed as a true collaboration between the two artists. It includes two ...

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A Night of Queen – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Reviewer: Janet Jepson The Bohemians tribute band members begin as they mean to go on: ‘We will rock you’, and it’s a promise, they certainly do rock the rafters. The beat is strong, the volume is high, and all the numbers are renditions of the famous offerings from the late Freddie Mercury and his talented musicians. The audience is taken ...

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Return to the Forbidden Planet – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Bob Carlton Music: Greg Last, Julian Littman Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Beth Steer “Two beeps or not two beeps, that is the question”, apparently. At least, that’s what the Olivier Award winning production, Return to the Forbidden Planet – currently in the midst of its 25th anniversary tour - would have you believe. Written by playwright Bob Carlton and ...

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Return to the Forbidden Planet – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Bob Carlton Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Phil Lowe For the 25th Anniversary tour the, Olivier awarding winning Best Musical, Return to the Forbidden Planet lands solidly on Leicester's Curve theatre main stage this week and takes off to huge applause. This fun sci fi show is packed with musical numbers from the 1950s and 1960s with the instruments all ...

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Mercury – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer – Louise Sharp Since forming in 1998, Queen Tribute band Mercury have played at theatres, festivals and high profile shows across the UK and Europe, and the current tour proves why they are still at the top of their game. An authentic and realistic tribute to Freddie, has seen Joseph Lee Jackson collect a number of awards for his ...

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Return To The Forbidden Planet – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer &Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Return To The Forbidden Planet, the anniversary tour arrives at Darlington this week. And what a celebration it is. Billed as Shakespeare’s ‘forgotten rock n roll masterpiece’, Return to the Forbidden Planet has roots with The Tempest. Futuristically set on a spaceship under the command of pipe smoking ...

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Mercury: The Ultimate Queen Tribute – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Reviewer: Paul Downham Reportedly the official UK number 1 tribute to Queen - Joseph Lee Jackson, Glenn Scrimshaw, Pat Coleman, Lee Harvey and Stephen Humphreys certainly embody all that is Queen in both their likeness to the original band and in their sound. Mercury was formed in 1998 and since then has gone on to play theatres, festivals and high ...

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Return to the Forbidden Planet – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Bob Carlton Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys 25 years on and Bob Carlton's quite frankly bonkers idea to take Shakespeare's The Tempest,by way of 1956 sci-fi movie classic Forbidden Planet and turn it into a musical jam-packed with the greatest hits of the 50s and 60s, is still wowing audiences up and down the country. The success of ...

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