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The Last Ship – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music and Lyrics: Sting Book: Lorne Campbell Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: James Garrington New musicals as striking as The Last Ship don’t come along very often. Strictly speaking, this is not a new musical, though – it premiered in 2014 in Chicago before transferring to Broadway for a brief run. Since then it has been reworked, and it’s this new version ...

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The Last Ship – Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Music & Lyrics: Sting Book: Lorne Campbell Musical Director: Richard John Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Mark Clegg Sting’s musical The Last Ship premiered in 2014 in Chicago before transferring to Broadway. A passion project for Sting who was born and raised in Wallsend, Newcastle - the heartland of the shipbuilding industry, an original story of the decline of British industry ...

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Echo’s End – Salisbury Playhouse

Writer: Barney Norris Director: Alice Hamilton Reviewer: David Jobson We’re already halfway through the centenary of the First World War, and many writers have been delving into the period looking for a different perspective on this turbulent period. For this latest contribution, playwright Barney Norris has brought a local point of view to the Salisbury Playhouse Echo’s End transports the ...

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German Skerries – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Poster image for German Skerries

Writer: Robert Holman Director: Alice Hamilton Designer: James Perkins Reviewer: Ron Simpson The pre-publicity for German Skerries describes it thus: “A friendship, a marriage, a holiday, a death.” Factually this is correct; the impression, however, is slightly misleading. Of the three scenes, the first deals with the meeting and developing the friendship of Jack, a young factory worker, and Martin, ...

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Billy Liar – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Laura Maley Billy Fisher is an office clerk, living with his parents and grandmother. He stays out too late, and dates multiple girls. He doesn’t get on with his father and his mother is frequently told she is too lenient with him. So far, so humdrum. But Billy lies. Whether ...

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Salad Days – Riverside Studios, London

Writers: Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds Music: Julian Slade Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Reviewer: Lauren Kilgannon [rating:5] 'Who'd have thought I'd behave in this way, it isn't a thing I do every day' but I defy anyone not to get swept away in the musical hysteria of Tete a Tete's reinvigorated version of this frightfully posh 50's show stopper, complete with ...

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