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The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas – Darlington Hippodrome

Director & Choreographer: Mitch Sebastian Reviewer: Mark Clegg Established in the 1950s but only cementing their brand of high-spirited bonhomie in their appearances together in the 1960s, The Rat Pack pretty much invented ‘cool’. A group of entertainers headed up by Frank Sinatra and consisting of four other core members including Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, they appeared in ...

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The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas: Ella Fitzgerald Edition – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Devisor/Director: Mitch Sebastian Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Originally conceived by Mitch Sebastian in 2003, The Rat Pack has had numerous incarnations in the intervening years. This version, amended to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centenary, proves that an oldie can still be a goodie. With a setting that nods to Sinatra at the Sands, the staging is simple and effective, with Matthew Freeman ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Alex Kenwrick Patterson

On the major festival circuit, Latitude is especially renowned for championing up-and-coming performers through its vibrant fringe programme. James Bartholomeusz caught up with singer-songwriter Alex Kenwrick Patterson after her set at the Coyote Moon Café.   What has it been like playing at Latitude? Amazing! It's been a real privilege to play as part of the Coyote Moon Café, and ...

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Clare Teal – Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Musical Director: Grant Windsor Reviewer: Sue Collier Having never heard Clare Teal sing prior to writing this review, one was definitely in a minority among the full house of Harrogate’s Theatre’s eager audience of Teal fans tonight. Teal was accompanied by a fantastic trio of extremely talented musicians, comprising of her musical director Grant Windsor on Piano, Simon Little on ...

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BBC Big Band Divas with Claire Martin – Royal Hall, Harrogate

Reviewer: Matt Stimpson [rating:4] The beautiful surroundings of Harrogate Royal Hall are playing host to the BBC big band tonight, with guest vocalist Claire Martin taking us on a journey to visit the songs of the divas from bands gone by. The BBC big band is one of the world’s premiere big bands, and tonight they are directed by their ...

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