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101 Dalmatians – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Debbie Isitt from the book by Dodie Smith Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Although Dodie Smith was already a successful playwright and novelist, it was probably the Disney adaptation of her 1956 children’s novel, The Hundred and One Dalmatians that brought her work to the wider public eye. The story of the evil Cruella de Vil stealing Dalmatian ...

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The Grinning Man – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Carl Grose Music: Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler Director: Tom Morris Reviewer: Claire Hayes The land of The Grinning Man is one of seeping pain and lost memories, where the old cannot forget while the young seek desperately to remember. Director Tom Morris and writer Carl Grose have taken Victor Hugo’s 19th Century novel The Man Who Laughs and ...

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The Stripper – St James Studio, London

Book: Carter Brown Music: Richard Hartley Lyrics: Richard O’Brien Director: Benji Sperring Reviewer: Stephen Bates “I’m interested in her deeply on a superficial level” a lascivious cop confides to the audience on first sight of Dolores, the voluptuous stripper of the title. The line places us instantly in the world of film noir and it is a pity that there ...

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Clybourne Park – Oxford Playhouse

The Cast of Clybourne Park

Writer: Bruce Norris Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Fergus Morgan As one member of the audience pointed out in a lively post-show discussion following this performance of Clybourne Park at the Oxford Playhouse, Lorraine Hansberry is enjoying something of a purple patch in British theatre right now. A completed Les Blancs is playing to huge acclaim at the National, Eclipse Theatre’s ...

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Kris Rawlinson and Friends, The Pheasantry, London

Musical Director Kris Rawlinson

Performer/Musical Director: Kris Rawlinson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Musical theatre performers who want to put together a cabaret often struggle to come up with a theme for their show. For pianist and musical arranger Kris Rawlinson, the theme seems simple: bring together a group of singer friends, and give them songs that suit them. Such simplicity does at times have a ...

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INTERVIEW: Kris Rawlinson on his solo cabaret

Musical Director Kris Rawlinson

Kris Rawlinson is one of the busiest and youngest musical directors currently working in London. Rawlinson is about to have his own solo show at The Pheasantry. John Roberts took some time out to speak to him about his career to date and what to expect from his forthcoming show. You have been busy with many projects over the last ...

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Clybourne Park – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

The Cast of Clybourne Park

Writer: Bruce Norris Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Michael Gray Bruce Norris's thought-provoking piece Clybourne Park is a companion to the 1959 classic A Raisin in the Sun. Back then, Lorraine Hansbury drew on her own experience to tell the story of the sale of a house in a Chicago suburb. Norris sets his “parallel play” in that very house. Its ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Mercury Theatre Clybourne Park

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre have released details of the casting for the regional UK premiere of Clybourne Park. The cast for this new production of Bruce Noris's Award-winning play will include Ben Deery, Dan Gaisford, Rebecca Manley, Rebecca Oldfield, Gloria Onitiri, Wole Sawyerr, William Troughton and Mark Womack. The production opens in Colchester before touring to Richmond, Guildford, Cambridge, Oxford, and ...

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