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Legally Blonde, Theatre Royal, Brighton

Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde

Music and Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Book: Heather Hach Director: Anthony Williams Reviewer: Simon Topping Vibrant colours, bouncing movement and upbeat music greet the audience as we meet the peppy sisters of the Delta Nu sorority.  This is the exuberant start, of the silly, sparkling entertaining and vibrant, Legally Blonde. Nearing the end of its UK tour, this current ...

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Legally Blonde – Liverpool Empire

Music & Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin Book: Heather Hach Director: Anthony Williams Reviewer: John Roberts  Legally Blonde is currently on week 40 of its current UK tour being produced by UK Productions. Overall this is a highly enjoyable and energetic version under the direction of Anthony Williams, which has plenty of original touches that separate it from past versions. It does, however, ...

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Cinderella – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Alan McHugh, with additional material by Billy Pearce Musical Director: James McCullagh Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier Bradford Alhambra’s annual pantomime is always entertaining. On entering the Theatre, one is met by a children’s choir and the friendly and believable Santa who whips up excitement for the days ahead regarding the number of sleeps left ...

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Peter Pan – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh, adapted from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Musical Director: James McCullagh Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier A delightful children’s choir and a wonderful Santa gives a great welcome to the Alhambra. 3D glasses are clutched in excited anticipation in a theatre packed with children and adults, all eagerly awaiting the ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Billy Pearce, Lisa Reilly, Jake Canuso and Adam Stafford in Jack & the Beanstalk. Photo: Nigel Hillier

Writer: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh Music: James McCullagh Lyrics: Beth Eden Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre is as alive as a theatre could be. A vocally strong children’s choir and a wonderful Santa welcome the audience. There is a charming sense of excited expectation as the audience clutched their 3D glasses and activity filled programmes. ...

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Cabaret – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writers: John Kander &Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris Musical Director: James McCullagh Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:5] A packed house gave a standing ovation to the opening night of this legendary hit musical. The story, set in Berlin in 1930-1931 and centred around the cabaret scene is well known to lovers of musicals from the iconic Hollywood film. The stage production, ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – The Mayflower, Southampton

Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright Choreographer: Henry Metcalfe Musical Director: James McCullagh Reviewer: Gina Skillings [Rating:4]   Having spent many a year as a sell out in the West End, Joseph is now touring the country with his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Starring Keith Jack, runner-up in the BBC series Any Dream Will Do, ...

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