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Sleeping Beauty– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer and Director: Richard Gauntlett Reviewer: Lu Greer The tree lights are twinkling, presents are being wrapped, and there's still no sign of snow. This can only mean two things: Christmas is coming and Richard Gauntlett has got a giant multi-coloured dress on again. The Theatre Royal Norwich panto is once again written and directed by Gauntlett, with him also taking on ...

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Aladdin – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Chris Gascoyne as Abanazar

Writer / Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Rob Eckland Choreographer: Sarah Langley Reviewer: Janet Jepson The pantomime season is here again and this year’s production at Sheffield's Lyceum does not disappoint. Aladdin has glamour and glitter, sparkle and splendour, singalongs, shouting and, of course, the customary baddie alongside a man in a dress. How much more magic could anyone ask ...

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Dreamboats and Miniskirts – The Grand, Leeds

Writers: Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Musical Supervisor: Keith Strachan Directors: Bill Kenwright and Keith Strachan Reviewer: Janet Jepson If you wore a miniskirt and dated a dreamboat chances are that you had a lot of fun in the 1960s, as the latest offering from Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran clearly demonstrates. This Dreamboat sets sail where the last Petticoat ...

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Dreamboats and Miniskirts – Palace Theare, Manchester

Book: Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Musical Supervisor: Keith Strachan Choreographer: Carôle Todd Directors: Bill Kenwright and Keith Strachan Musical Director: Michael Kantola Reviewer: Julia Taylor   The lively audience at Dreamboats and Miniskirts have no inhibitions. They sing and clap their hearts out. These aren’t teenagers. They are baby boomers who recall the time in the sixties when most ...

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Save The Last Dance For Me – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Music: Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Laura Orton [rating:3] It’s the summer of '63 and 17 year old Marie (played by Elizabeth Carter) is allowed to go on holiday without her parents, under the supervision of older sister Jennifer (Verity Jones). And where better for the two Luton girls to ...

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Save The Last Dance For Me – New Theatre Oxford

Writers: Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer [Rating: 3] While nowadays we dream of and save up for an exotic holiday on an island as far away as possible, back in the sixties a trip to Butlins, or Lowestoft in the case of sisters Jennifer (Verity Jones) and Marie (Elizabeth Carter), was a hugely popular ...

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Save The Last Dance For Me – Grand Opera House, York

Writers: Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Choreographer: Bill Deamer Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Fran Winter [Rating: 3.5]   From the writers of the West End hit Dreamboats and Petticoats and TV’s Goodnight Sweetheart and Birds of a Feather, Save the Last Dance for me tells the story of two teenage sisters, Jennifer (Verity Jones) and Marie (Elizabeth Carter) on their ...

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Save the Last Dance for Me – The Assembly Rooms, Derby

Book: Laurence Marks &Maurice Gran Music: Doc Pomus &Mort Shuman Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:3] Save the Last Dance for Me is one of the spate of so-called “jukebox musicals” currently hitting our theatres, where the soundtrack is provided by previously released popular music, instead of it having its own original score. Although they have been around for ...

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