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Sunset Boulevard – Curve, Leicester

A woman stands staring maniacally

Book & Lyrics: Don Black and Christopher Hampton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Andrew Lloyd Webber saw Billy Wilder’s 1951 film, Sunset Boulevard, in the early 1970s but it wasn’t until 1991 that a version of the musical version was performed at Lloyd Webber’s Sydmonton Festival with Ria Jones as Norma Desmond. It was not ...

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CD REVIEW: Kerry Ellis and Brian May – Golden Days

Reviewer: Helen Jones In 2010 Brian May produced an album Anthems with West End star Kerry Ellis providing the vocals. The album was so successful that they toured together. Now, seven years after the first album, their second album Golden Days has been released. This time it is billed as a true collaboration between the two artists. It includes two ...

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Tell Me on a Sunday – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyricist: Don Black Director: Paul Foster Musical Director: Peter McCarthy Reviewer:Marina Waters For one night only, the latest revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s well-known one-woman musicalTell Me On A Sundaytakes to the stage at Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Lyric space. The sole role is ably commanded by well-loved national television success story Jodie Prenger, ...

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Tell Me On A Sunday – The Grand, Leeds

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Don Black Director: Paul Foster Choreographer/Movement Director: Matt Flint Reviewer: Sue Collier Following an acclaimed performance in the Watermill Theatre’s 2014 production of Calamity Jane,Jodie Prengeris currently touring in Andrew Lloyd WebberandDon Black’sone-woman show, the classic musical,Tell Me on a Sunday. The musical portrays the romantic misadventures of Emma, a young English girl in New ...

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Tell Me On A Sunday – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Don Black Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: Helen Jones   Tell Me On A Sunday was originally written and performed at Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sydmonton festival in 1979 and then as a TV special in February 1980. It tells the story of 'the girl' who has emigrated to New York and her rather unsuccessful love life. ...

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Tell Me on a Sunday – New Theatre, Cardiff

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyricist: Don Black Director: Paul Foster Musical Director: Peter McCarthy Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Tell Me on a Sunday follows the story of Emma - a British girl, her life and loves, as she makes her way in America. There is something in Emma’s life that everyone can relate to, be it the joys of falling in ...

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CD REVIEW: Mrs Henderson Presents – Original Cast Album

Music: George Fenton &Simon Chamberlain Lyrics: Don Black Book: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Mark Clegg The Windmill Theatre made history. In the opening number of this musical we are told that it “had its own little bit of history right in the middle of whole load of history” which neatly sums up that during the Second World War, this little theatre ...

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Tell Me on a Sunday – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Don Black Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: James Garrington Tell me on a Sunday was, according to its composer, an experiment. Wanting to try something smaller after the major works he had written with Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber teamed up with Don Black to create a one-hour piece for television, broadcast in 1980. Since then, ...

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