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Grease – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Director: David Gilmore Reviewer: Donna Kelly It’s safe to say that Grease is one of the most globally recognised and successful musicals of all time. Since its opening on Broadway in 1971, the smash-hit musical has enjoyed astounding success on Broadway and London’s West End, has toured throughout the world and ...

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Peter Pan – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh, adapted from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Musical Director: James McCullagh Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier A delightful children’s choir and a wonderful Santa gives a great welcome to the Alhambra. 3D glasses are clutched in excited anticipation in a theatre packed with children and adults, all eagerly awaiting the ...

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CD REVIEW: Bumblescratch – London Concert Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Producing some of the most recognisable and catchy songs of the 20th Century, Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman will forever remain legends, particularly for their work for Disney writing tunes for (among many others) Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book. Following in his father and uncle’s footsteps, Robert J. Sherman has emerged as a writer of ...

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Bumblescratch – Adelphi Theatre, London

Writer: Robert J Sherman Director: Stewart Nicholls Reviewer: Deborah Parry After the huge success of a musical about Cats, you could sort of understand why one centred around the lives of rats might not be such a radical idea – right? Let's just say that, after seeing this show, you might actually want to set the former upon the latter ...

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – Plymouth Theatre Royal

Book: Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott Director: Simon Phillips Reviewer: Karen Bussell CULT camper alert. Priscilla is back in town! Where else would dangling divas, feathers, fun and general flamboyance elicit a standing ovation, tears and much laughter if not on the outrageous Outback expedition? Darren Day lives upto expectations as Tick - most charismatic and with a great voice. ...

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White Christmas – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin Book: David Ives and Paul Blake Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Nick Winston Musical Director: Tom Kelly Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The West Yorkshire Playhouse has brought a new version of an old classic to Leeds this Christmas. Famously made into a 1954 film starring Bing Crosby and Danny ...

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Stand Up the Musical – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Book/Music/Lyrics : Daryl Denham &Maurice Cheetham Director: Anthony Williams Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:1] Did you hear about the world premiere musical in New Brighton starring Darren Day, Billy Pearce, Lionel Blair and Dean Sullivan? I wish there was a punch line to the start of that joke, but like the production itself, it lacks humour, lacks originality and above all, ...

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