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Fat Friends – The Musical – Opera House, Manchester

Book, Lyrics and Director: Kay Mellor Music: Nick Lloyd Webber Musical Director: Michael Bradley Reviewer: Helen Jones It's 18 years since Kay Mellor's comedy-drama Fat Friends arrived on our TV screens, and now the premise has been modernised and rewritten to create Fat Friends – The Musical. The principal characters are the same; fun, curvy Kelly, her rather slow fiance Kevin, parents Betty ...

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Fat Friends – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer and Director: Kay Mellor Composer: Nick Lloyd Webber Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Loosely based on the tv show of the same name which ran from 2000 to 2005, Fat Friends has a clear target audience in the middle-aged women attending at Sheffield's opening night, and if the knowing laughs and whispered comments are anything to judge by, many of whom ...

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Aladdin – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Chris Gascoyne as Abanazar

Writer / Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Rob Eckland Choreographer: Sarah Langley Reviewer: Janet Jepson The pantomime season is here again and this year’s production at Sheffield's Lyceum does not disappoint. Aladdin has glamour and glitter, sparkle and splendour, singalongs, shouting and, of course, the customary baddie alongside a man in a dress. How much more magic could anyone ask ...

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