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The Who’s Tommy – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Three young men dancing in front of a statue

Music & Lyrics: Pete Townsend Book: Pete Townsend & Des McAnuff Additional Music & Lyrics: John Entwistle & Keith Moon Director: Kerry Michael Reviewer:  John Kennedy Described as the Rock Musical reborn for a new generation there may well be a smattering of the My Generation here tonight who heard it first time round. The essential summertime news circulating in 1969 was that The Who were ...

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Crazy Jane – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Nicola McCartney Music: Hector Bizerk Choreographer: Janice Parker Director: Garry Robson Reviewer: Rachael Hickman Envisage the Moulin Rouge, the seductive house of cabaret, but in Glasgow. Monsieur et Madames welcome to the Tron Theatre, a marvellous dance-theatre event brought to you by Birds of Paradise, it’s the world premiere of Crazy Jane. A seedy and Scottish twist on the ...

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The Threepenny Opera – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Bertolt Brecht Music: Kurt Weill Lyrics: Jeremy Sams Directors: Peter Rowe, Jenny Sealey Reviewer: Katie Lee 'If the misery is genuine, no one will believe it.' This contemporary adaptation of Brecht's Threepenny Opera by Graeae Theatre Company explores poverty, disability and common reaction to it, updating the text for our present era of government cuts. Here, the beggars are ...

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Wendy Hoose – The Studio at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Johnny McKnight Directors: Johnny McKnight &Robert Softley Gale Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The Studio at the Festival Theatre is gaining a reputation for hosting gems. And Wendy Hoose the new one-act play from Random Accomplice and Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, is another diamond to add to their swag stock-take. Running at just over an hour, this exploration of what ...

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The Threepenny Opera – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Music: Kurt Weill Lyrics: Bertolt Brecht, translated by Jeremy Sams Book: Bertolt Brecht, translated by Robert David MacDonald Directors: Peter Rowe and Jenny Sealey Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Brecht based his Threepenny Opera on the earlier English work, The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay. Written in German, it has frequently been translated into English, with two of its songs, ‘Mack the ...

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The Threepenny Opera – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Bertolt Brecht Composer: Kurt Weil English Dialogue: Robert David Macdonald English Lyrics: Jeremy Sams Directors: Jenny Sealey and Peter Rowe Reviewer: Glen Pearce   There’s rebellion in the air at The New Wolsey Theatre. Banners are strewn across the foyer and auditorium, and cast members seem to be busking in the box office. It’s not some scheme to highlight ...

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Edmund The Learned Pig – The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Music &Lyrics: Martyn Jacques Writer: Mike Kenny Director: Gordon Dougall Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby [Rating: 3.5] Edmund The Learned Pig is a macabre, funny and thoroughly enjoyable trip into the imagined world of Barry Bonaparte’s Travelling Circus, complete with ‘sensational sideshows’ and a ‘marvellous menagerie’. On arrival in the studio bar, a bearded lady plays the accordion to welcome the ...

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