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CD REVIEW: The Band’s Visit – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek Reviewer: Mark Clegg Admittedly the subject matter of this new musical isn’t exactly enticing. Based on the award-winning 2007 Israeli film of the same name, The Alexandia Ceremonial Police Orchestra is booked to travel from Egypt to Israel to perform at an Arab cultural centre. However, due to a mix-up, they find themselves arriving ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music &Lyrics: David Yazbek Musical Director: Ben Van Tienen Director/Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Deborah Klayman A musical adaptation of the 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels brings comedy, catchy tunes and the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera to the New Wimbledon Theatre. Updated for a UK audience, Jerry Mitchell’s production has a classic, timeless quality. Marrying ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics: David Tazbek Director: Jerry Mitchell Musical Director: Ben Van Tienen Reviewer: Glen Pearce Theatrical comfort food seems to be flavour of the month at the moment. As times are tough, venues and audiences take solace in the familiar. That’s not to say new musicals can’t pack them in. Much like The Smallest Show On ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Bristol Hippodrome

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics: David Yasbek Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Claire Hayes What you might lose in subtlety when dipping your toe into the water at Beaumont-Sur-Mer, you can more than make up for in comic, high-octane entertainment. This fictional town on the French Riviera, backdrop for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is home to the suave and debonair British ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Director and Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Jess Rowe "It was a ball! It was a blast!" Smashing it directly from London’s West End, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons Cardiff into stitches after its opening night in the city. Based on the 80s movie starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, the show is situated ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Liverpool Empire Theatre

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Director and Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Grace Galloway   Taken directly from its successful West End run at The Savoy Theatre in London, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is now taking on a national tour, entertaining audiences with its comedy, slick choreography and overall show stopping performances. With the addition of some well-known stars ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – The Grand, Leeds

Cast members of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music &Lyrics:David Yazbek Director &Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Rob Atkinson After a successful West End run, this highly enjoyable musical is now entertaining audiences around the country with a vivid mixture of comedy, musical excellence and brilliant choreography as an unlikely and convoluted tale unfolds of two chalk-and-cheese villains operating on the Côte d'Azur of yesteryear. That ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Book: Jeffrey Lane Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Another production fresh from a run in the West End and now hoofing it up and down the UK is David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, bringing the sunny south of France to a chilly Glasgow this week. Based on the 1988 Steve Martin/Michael ...

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