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Half A Sixpence – Chichester Festival Theatre

Writers: Julian Fellowes (based on an original story by H. G. Wells) Original Music and Lyrics: Beverley Cross and David Heneker New Music and Lyrics: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Choreographer: Andrew Wright Musical Supervisor/Conductor: Graham Hurman Reviewer: Bill Avenell This much-revised version of the 1960s musical, written as a vehicle for Tommy Steele and turned into ...

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Mrs Henderson Presents – Noël Coward Theatre, London

Writer and Director:Terry Johnson Composers: George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain Lyricist: Don Black Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   During World War II, Laura Henderson’s Windmill Theatre – opened on a whim with the money she inherited from her late husband – remained open while the bombs fell on the West End. It was partly the lack of other ...

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STAGE SHOT : Mrs Henderson Presents – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Opening tonight at the Noel Coward Theatre, London following a critically acclaimed run (read our 5* review here) in Bath. Mrs Henderson Presents tells tale of the famous Windmill Theatre which never closed its doors during the Blitz of World War Two and its feisty impresario manager Vivian Van Damm. A morale boosting idea dreamt up by Laura Henderson boosted ...

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Mrs Henderson Presents – Theatre Royal Bath

Music: George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain Lyrics: Don Black Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Laura Hesketh Famous for never closing its doors, the Windmill Theatre comes to Bath in the world premiere of the brand new musicalMrs Henderson Presents. Directed and adapted by Terry Johnson and based on the film made famous by Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, this patriotic production ...

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CD REVIEW: A Spoonful of Sherman

Music/Lyrics: The Sherman Brothers, Robert J Sherman, Al Sherman Director: Stewert Nicholls Conductor: Colin Billing Reviewer: Jackson Cooper It’s like hearing your childhood stripped down to 4 people, a narrator, and a piano. If your childhood could also be a history lesson of one of the most memorable, tuneful musical duos since Rodgers and Hammerstein, A Spoonful of Sherman offers ...

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White Christmas – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin Book: David Ives and Paul Blake Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Nick Winston Musical Director: Tom Kelly Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The West Yorkshire Playhouse has brought a new version of an old classic to Leeds this Christmas. Famously made into a 1954 film starring Bing Crosby and Danny ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Original Book: Herbert Fields &Dorothy Fields Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Grace Galloway   Irving Berlin’s musical Annie Get Your Gun certainly goes off with a bang, but not as entirely sharp-shooting as perhaps anticipated. With classic songs including There's No Business Like Show Business and Anything you can do this show seems to be a recipe ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Book: Herbert and Dorothy Fields, and Peter Stone Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin. Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Pete Benson The original 1946 production of Annie Get Your Gun was created by some of the most iconic names from the American musical genre with songs by Irving Berlin, a book by Dorothy and Frank Fields and produced by Rodgers and Hammerstein. ...

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