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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – The Grand, Leeds

Cast members of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music &Lyrics:David Yazbek Director &Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Rob Atkinson After a successful West End run, this highly enjoyable musical is now entertaining audiences around the country with a vivid mixture of comedy, musical excellence and brilliant choreography as an unlikely and convoluted tale unfolds of two chalk-and-cheese villains operating on the Côte d'Azur of yesteryear. That ...

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The Mousetrap – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall Arguably theatre’s most popular and recognised Whodunnit has arrived in Wolverhampton, leaving locals guessing and placing their bets as to who is the mystery killer! Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is currently on a UK National Tour after celebrating sixty years as the longest running play in the West End. Set in ...

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Grounded – Arts Wing, Grand Theatre, Swansea

Writer: George Brant Director: Lynn Hunter Reviewer: Denis Lennon As an audience member, when you walk across the front of the set of Grounded to take your seat, you will be forgiven for thinking that Tent of Xerxes’ production team haven’t really thought about the set too much. But this is not the case. As you enter there is a ...

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Angus Jackson from the book by John Boyne Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Bruno is a very confused nine-year-old. Just because The Fury came to a dinner party his father has a new job far away from their home and his friends in Berlin. And who are the people he can see from his bedroom window behind the ...

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Return To The Forbidden Planet – Blackpool Grand Theatre

Writer and Director: Bob Carlton Musical Director: Greg Last Choreographer: Fredrick Ruth Reviewer: Francesca Parker On it’s 25th Anniversary tour Return To The Forbidden Planet, directed by Queen’s Theatre Company, arrives at the Blackpool Grand Theatre for one week only. As a rock and roll musical set in the future with robots and spacecrafts, it is a performance that the ...

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Return To The Forbidden Planet – Blackpool Grand Theatre

Writer and Director: Bob Carlton Reviewer: Francesca Parker On it’s 25th Anniversary tour Return To The Forbidden Planet, directed by Queen’s Theatre Company, arrives at the Blackpool Grand Theatre for one week only. As a rock and roll musical set in the future with robots and spacecrafts, it is a performance that the whole family could enjoy. When Captain Tempest ...

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The Bodyguard the Musical – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard

Writer: Alexander Dinelaris Director: Thea Sharrock Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall If you want to dance with somebody in Wolverhampton this week, then you might not find a better opportunity than booking to see The Bodyguard at the Grand Theatre. The musical, which has been adapted from the 1992 screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan featuring Whitney Houston, is part of a UK tour ...

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Barnum – The Grand, Leeds

Book: Mark Bramble Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Michael Stewart Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Mr. Phineas T Barnum has pitched up in Leeds, and now you should follow the band to the Grand to see the “greatest Show on Earth” Brian Conley plays the title rôle of Barnum - American Showman extraordinaire. Showing off his “miracles” and acts with a hint of ...

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