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CD REVIEW: Cool Rider

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Billed as the “cult sequel to grease” Cool Rider is in fact Grease 2 – reloaded. Revamped and given a new face, Cool Rider follows unlikely lovers Stephanie Zinone (Ashleigh Gray), leader of The Pink Ladies and English exchange student Michael Carrington (Aaron Sidwell) who quickly becomes smitten. After learning that Stephanie is looking for a devil ...

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CHILD’S EYE VIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong – Duchess Theatre, London

Writer: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Phoebe Patrick (age 13) Let’s get the facts out of the way, The Play That Goes Wrong just isn’t funny… It’s hilarious and made my uncle and myself cry with laughter! The Play That Goes Wrong is about The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society and their madcap efforts to put ...

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INTERVIEW: Paul Spicer…Part I

Over the next two weeks TPR will be sharing with you an exclusive two part interview withWest End performer and producer Paul Spicer. The dialogue between Paul and his friend/colleague Ava Eldred brings a unique insight into Paul’s career and future aspirations in a truly honest and open interview. - John Roberts : Executive Editor Once upon a long ago ...

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Bakersfield Mist – Duchess Theatre, London

Writer: Stephen Sachs Director: Polly Teale Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Trailer park tat fills the stage and spills into the stalls. There's stuff everywhere: plates, pictures, knick knacks on the inside, and outside dead vines entangle a telephone pole and spread across the trailer's roof. This corner of Bakersfield is a world away from metropolitan minimalism and the sophistication of the ...

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Cool Rider – Duchess Theatre, London

Writer: Mark Jones &Guy Unsworth Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: Matthew Nichols Given the choice between watching the film Grease (1978) or its sequel, Grease 2 (1982), I would plump for the second one on any day of the week. It has a genuinely fantastic and varied score, a pouting Michelle Pfeiffer on her way to superstardom, and turns the tables ...

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NEWS: Cool Rider returns for week long West End run.

Following the rapturous reception of the one-night-only concert at the Lyric Theatre, Cool Rider, the cult musical sequel will return to the West End, cool riding into the historic Duchess Theatre from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 April 2014 and tickets are now on sale. The film told the heady and daring love story of two unlikely lovers and their ...

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The Wind in the Willows – Duchess Theatre, London

Writer: Sir Andrew Motion Director and Choreographer: Will Tuckett Composer: Martin Ward Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:4] It is a useful theme running throughout children's literature in particular, to have anthropomorphic characters act as shorthand for personality traits in a story's personae. Bears are big and brave, wolves selfish and sly, lions regal. In the Wind and the Willows, Toad is ...

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NEWS: Been On Broadway cast photos released

A selection of glamorous photographs of the cast of one off gala concert Been on Broadway have been released. Cast members Sarah Goggin, Christopher Mitchell, Sally Samad, Alexandra Da Silva, Sebastian Thomas and Paul Treacy are shown in luxurious surroundings in these high-end glamour shots taken by West End photographer Darren Bell. Been on Broadway plays for one night on ...

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