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Cinderella – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Director: Damian Sandys Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen It is officially the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ and on its 25th anniversary of helping spread festive joy, UK Productions and Blackpool Grand Theatre have pulled out all the stops with their version of the classic fairytale Cinderella. While not at the biggest of theatres, this is a show-stopping pantomime that certainly ...

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Mary Poppins – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman &Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music: George Stiles &Andrew Drewe Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Holly Spanner Cameron Mackintosh negotiated the rights to develop Pamela Travers beloved books for the stage in 1993, but it wasn’t until more than a decade later in 2004 that ...

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Mary Poppins – Theatre Royal,Plymouth

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Director: Richard Eyre Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music:, George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Reviewer: Karen Bussell Just a spoonful each of Walt Disney, Matthew Bourne, Cameron Mackintosh and Bob Crowley and there’s a practically perfect family musical in Mary Poppins. Playing to packed houses, ...

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NEWS: Disney on Ice to celebrate Silver Anniversary with new UK Tour.

Minnie, Goofy, Daisy, Donald and Mickey Mouse ready to celebrate 25 years of Disney on Ice

Disney fans across the UK can celebrate once again as Mickey and Minnie Mouse put on their skating boots and whisk audiences away to four of the most iconic Disney Worlds in their Silver Anniversary Celebration which will open at Liverpool’s Echo Arena in March. Mickey and Minnie will be joined by Goofy, Donald and Daisy Duck as they embark ...

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Mary Poppins – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music:, George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Jo Beggs Expectations are high. Thanks to a new Disney heyday over the past few years, kids are turning to the oldies and Mary Poppins is, in many households, up ...

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CD REVIEW: The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Studio Cast Recording

Hunchback Studio Cast Recording promo image

Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Reviewer: Mark Clegg The Hunchback of Notre Dame was always going to be a hard sell for a Disney movie and despite being perfectly animated and having the obligatory happy ending, it was greeted with middling reviews and disappointing box office when it was released in 1996. But it has remained a ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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Beauty and the Beast – The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

Writer: Eddie Robson Music: Kieran Buckridge Director: Joe Sumsion Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Entering through a garden path of AstroTurf with rose-filled trellises framing your way, you enter the intimate space of The Dukes’ ‘The Round’ and realise that you are in for a tale of the familiar told in a different way. The hallmarks of Disney-induced expectations are strewn around ...

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