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Elf – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Thomas Meehan &Bob Martin Music: Matthew Skylar Lyrics: Chad Beguelin Director &Choreographer: Morgan Young Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett   "I'm siiiiiingiiiiing!" My heart is full, and "I'm siiiiiingiiiiing! "   From start to finish ElfThe Musical is an utterly wonderful, brilliant, heartwarming, electric, endearing, joyously glittery show, with bells on! A glorious explosion of tinsel, twinkle and Christmas magic. ...

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The Full Monty – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Roger Haines Designer: Robert Jones Choreographer: Ian West Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett Based on the now infamous film, original screenplay writer Simon Beaufoy rewrites for the stage his 1997 movie The Full Monty. Set against the demise of Sheffield steel works, high unemployment and tough times in the wake of 80's Thatcherism, six assorted men from ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Aladdin – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music: Carl Davis Choreography: David Bintley Director: David Bintley Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:4.5] Birmingham Royal Ballet brings the UK premiere of David Bintley's fantastical, luscious production of Aladdin to the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Originally created in 2008 for the National Ballet of Japan, this enthralling piece recounts the familiar tale full of adventure, love, magic and mystery, and the ...

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High Society – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music &Lyrics: Cole Porter (additional lyrics bySusan Birkenhead) Book: Arthur Copit Director: Anna Linstrum Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Kathryn M Bartlett [rating:4] High Society is not an astounding, mind-blowing show, but it is good. Very good. Initially a slow-burner, with scenes of extended dialogue in the first half that, at times, nearly feel a little too long-winded; it redeems itself ...

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Dirty Dancing – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Sarah Tipple Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:3] The classic story of the iconic film Dirty Dancing has been brought to the stage in its first ever UK national tour. The tale of a naive, sheltered girl who goes to a holiday camp with her family and makes a voyage of self-discovery; finding love with an older, ...

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Radio Times The Musical – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Book: Abi Grant &Alex Armitage Music: Noel Gay Choreographer: Alistair David Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:4.5] Radio Times The Musical is a joyous, overtly enjoyable and unforgettable show to watch, that leaves you uplifted and chock-full delightful, warm, entertaining memories. The show is set within Piccadilly's Criterion Theatre during 1940's war-torn London. The audience initially view the ...

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The Mousetrap – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:3] Now in its record-breaking 60th, diamond anniversary year, Agatha Christie's famous stage play, still running in London's West End, has embarked on its first ever tour. Already playing to sold-out houses nationwide, and booking well in to 2014, it has certainly been so far well-received and anticipation to see ...

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Swan Lake – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov &Peter Wright Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:5] Tchaikovsky's wonderful 19th Century masterpiece about the quest for true love is exquisitely brought to the stage in the highest calibre that only the very best ballet companies such as the Birmingham Royal Ballet can deliver. An immensely talented group of artists from this ...

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