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Ice Road – Jacob’s Wells Baths, Bristol

Writer: Sharon Clark Director: Kate Hewitt Designer: Conor Murphy  Music: Timothy X Atack  Reviewer: Leah Tozer  It’s late. We’re walking into a snow-covered scene, carrying a rose to ‘pay our respects’. We are greeted by rows of radios that remind us of gravestones that we pick up and put around our necks – and just like that, in walking from one room to another, Raucous’ Ice ...

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Tom: The Story of Tom Jones – The Lowry, Salford

Kit Orton 'Tom' and 'The Senators'. in Tom: A Story of Tom Jones

Writer: Mike James Director: Geinor Styles Reviewer: Donna Kelly Since Sir Tom Jones first shot to fame in 1965, the Welsh singer has had sold over 100million records worldwide, claiming 36 Top 40 hits in the UK and 19 in the US. Surprising then that it’s taken almost 50 years for his inspirational story to be brought to the stage. ...

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Tom: A Story of Tom Jones – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Kit Orton 'Tom' and 'The Senators'. in Tom: A Story of Tom Jones

Writer: Mike Jame Director: Geinor Styles Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It’s not unusual for a pop act’s back catalogue to be plundered to create an biographical jukebox musical. The West End currently has three in play – Sunny Afternoon, Beautiful and Jersey Boys (four if you also count Motown, five with the non-narrative Thriller Live). So Theatr Na Nóg’s idea of ...

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Arabian Nights – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Adaptation: Dominic Cooke Composer: Simon Slater Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   Mysticism and magic are at the fore in this adaptation of an old story in Rachel O’Riordan’s production Arabian Nights. There is plenty to wonder at in Dominic Cooke’s clever modernized version of the classic tale of Scheherazade ( familiar to many as One thousand and one ...

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Tom – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Mike James Director: Geinor Styles Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Long before Sir Tom Jones sat in the big red revolving chairs on The Voice, a young Tommy Woodward was gaining his own reputation for his own voice in the pubs and clubs of 1960s Pontypridd. From singing ballads solo in the pub to standing in ...

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