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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Poetry We Make – The Marlborough Theatre

The Poetry We Make

Writer: Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal Director: Edwina Strobl Reviewer: Glen Pearce She may revel in the nickname the 'Backwoods Barbie' but like much of Dolly Parton, it is a front, a carefully painted image of wigs, makeup and of course that counter-levered chest. Behind the image is a woman in charge of a multi-million-Dollar industry with legendary business acumen. It's no wonder ...

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9 to 5 The Musical – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

9 to 5

Book: Patricia Resnick Music and Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Equality for women is sadly still an issue in today’s society but thankfully times have changed considerably since 1980 when Patricia Resnick wrote the film9 to 5. Having now become regulars at the Fringe, entertaining audiences for over a decade, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland are ...

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INTERVIEW: Tina C – Eating County at Brighton Fringe

Tina C Eating Country

For many, Brighton Fringe is the home of many performers at the beginning of their career, hoping that their debut production will get them industry attention. At the Brighton Spiegeltent, however, international country music superstar, and former US Presidential candidate, Tina C will be kicking off the Fringe with a chance to catch her new show, Eating Country. Tina took ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part II

In our second instalment of our 2014 previews our regional editors in Scotland, Central and South West talk us through the productions that are getting them excited throughout the year. SCOTLAND: Lauren Humphries The temperature is falling, the urge to hibernate is strong but 2014 promises to be a knockout year in Scottish theatre. You'd be forgiven for thinking that ...

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CD Review: Michael Cerveris and Loose Cattle – North Of Houston

Vocals: Michael Cerveris and Kimberley Kaye Musicians: Loose Cattle Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5]   Those familiar with Broadway stalwart Michael Cerveris may be left somewhat flummoxed by this release. The star of Tommy, Sweeney Todd, Assassins and Evita among others, has forgone the sound of the musical, instead returning to an alternative American musical songbook – that of country and ...

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9 to 5 – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Patricia Resnick Music &Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:4]   Big, brash and bold. There’s absolutely nothing subtle about 9 to 5, the Dolly Parton musical. Based on the 1980 film that also spawned the famous title song, Dolly’s compositions and Patricia Resnick’s book ensure a loud and proud dose of 1979 style feminism. As ...

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9 to 5 The Musical, Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Patricia Resnick Music and Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009 Reviewer: Gina Skillings [Rating:3.5]   Based on the 1980 film of the same name, 9 to 5 centres on three femaleoffice workers who turn the tables on their sexist, cheating, lying, bigot of ...

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