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Brassed Off – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Paul Allen, based on the screenplay by Mark Herman Director: Damian Cruden Reviewer: Selwyn Knight It’s 1996 – twelve years since the miners’ strike of 1984 – and Grimley Colliery is again under threat. Despite the pit being demonstrably profitable and viable, the miners have been made, on the face of it, a very generous offer if they accept ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 7th April

A tantalising mix of musicals, plays and illusions await you in this week’s theatrical picks. Hard hitting new writing sits alongside classic opera and cult musical favourites. Whatever your tastes we are sure there is something here that will enthralll and delight. Are you seeing any of our picks or seeing something different? Do let us know your thoughts in ...

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Zeppelin Dreams – The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer and Director: Tim Yealland Music: Rachel Leach Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Almost exactly a hundred years ago, on 31st January, 1916 to be exact, an ordinary Monday dawned. A thick fog had descended over much of Britain including Wolverhampton and the Black Country In Germany, nine airships set off to fly over the north sea to cross the entire width ...

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Some Girl I Used to Know – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writers: Terry Ronald and Denise van Outen Director: Michael Howcroft Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Stephanie Canworth has it all. A highly successful designer of luxury lingerie, she stays in plush hotels, her life full of parties and champagne. But does she really have it all? She is being pursued by gossip columnists and the absence of her usually supportive husband at ...

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Russian State Ballet of Siberia: Giselle – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Music: Adolphe Adam Choreographer: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa and Leonid Lavrosky Artistic Director: Sergei Bobrov Reviewer: Paul Jones [rating:4] The Grand Theatre welcomed The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia to its wet and windy shores for a 3 night run of some of the worlds most famous ballets. The first of the shows was Giselle, often ...

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Cabaret – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Joe Masteroff Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:4] Cabaret first began life on Broadway in back in 1966; after several successful London and Broadway revivals, and many changes to the production along the way it returns again as a touring production. Set in early 1930’s Berlin, at the height of ...

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Miracle on 34th Street – The Musical – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book, Music and Lyrics: Meredith Willson Director: Nicola Samer Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] Few people can be unaware of the 20th Century Fox film, Miracle on 34th Street, released in 1947, then remade in 1994. This stage version first saw the light of day in 1963 under the title Here’s Love, running on Broadway for more than nine months. It ...

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Book: Lawrence Kasha &David S. Landay Music: Gene De Paul, Al Kasha &Joel Hirschhorn Lyrics: Johnny Mercer, Al Kasha &Joel Hirschhorn Director: Patti Colombo Reviewer: May Mellstrom [Rating:3.5] Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was a hit for MGM Studios in 1954 but it was not until 1979 that the movie was adapted for the stage, complete with additional songs by ...

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