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Cyrano – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer​: Edmond Rostand Adapter​: Deborah McAndrew Director and Composer​: Conrad Nelson Reviewer​: Ron Simpson In an interview on the Northern Broadsides website Deborah McAndrew makes the point that, though Cyrano de Bergerac, to give it its original full title, is set in 1640, it is very much a product of the late 19th Century. That could hardly be truer. In ...

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Cyrano – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Writer: Edmond Rostand Adaptor: Deborah McAndrew Director: Conrad Nelson Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall Both heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure, this adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac is a poetic delight. Taking a classic and reimagining it into a culturally relevant piece of art is no mean feat, yet Northern Broadsides consistently achieve this through their adaptations. Cyrano is ...

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Singin’ in the Rain – The New Vic – Newcastle under Lyme.

Actor-Musician production of Singing' in the Rain directed by Elizabeth Newman

Book: Betty Comden &Adolph Green Music: Nacio Herb Brown Lyrics: Arthur Freed Director: Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Carol Lovatt The New Vic’s latest co-production with Bolton’s Octagon Theatre of Singin’ in the Rain is a show not to be missed. Full of memorable songs written by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, laugh-out-loud antics, clever choreography plus heaps of love and ...

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Singin’ in the Rain – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Actor-Musician production of Singing' in the Rain directed by Elizabeth Newman

Book: Betty Comden &Adolph Green Music: Nacio Herb Brown Lyrics: Arthur Freed Director: Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: May Mellstrom Summer may technically have arrived but it looks to be a wet month at the Octagon as they bring classic movie musical Singin' in the Rain to the stage in a production which should make a deserved splash in Bolton. Although a ...

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Singin’ in the Rain – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Actor-Musician production of Singing' in the Rain directed by Elizabeth Newman

Music: Nacho Herb Brown. Lyrics:Arthur Freed, Book:Betty Comden and Adolpho Green Director:Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage There is always a mix of excitement and trepidation when a production ofSingin’ in the Rainis announced. Excitement at seeing one of Hollywood’s Golden Era musicals and trepidation in wonderingif the production will ensure the first few rows of audience members will get slightly ...

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Radio Times The Musical – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Book: Abi Grant &Alex Armitage Music: Noel Gay Choreographer: Alistair David Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:4.5] Radio Times The Musical is a joyous, overtly enjoyable and unforgettable show to watch, that leaves you uplifted and chock-full delightful, warm, entertaining memories. The show is set within Piccadilly's Criterion Theatre during 1940's war-torn London. The audience initially view the ...

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Radio Times – Derby Theatre

Music: Noel Gay Book: Abi Grant and Alex Armitage Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4.5] As the nights are drawing in, what could be better than spending an evening enjoying the warm glow of some good, old-fashioned entertainment? Radio Times tells the story of a group of wartime radio entertainers, about to broadcast to America for the first time. ...

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