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Bat Boy: The Musical – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writers: Keythe Farley and Brian Fleming Music and Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe Director: Luke Fredericks Reviewer: Niall Harman   Over the last eighteen months, Southwark Playhouse has produced a trio of acclaimed musicals in the form ofTitanic,In the HeightsandDogfight. Unfortunately, with their revival ofBat Boy: the Musical, an off-Broadway hit but notorious West End flop in 2004, this winning streak has ...

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CD REVIEW: Heathers the Musical – Original Cast Recording

Music/Lyrics: Kevin Murphy andLaurence O'Keefe Producers: Michael Croiter,Kevin Murphy,Laurence O'Keefe Reviewer: Craig Hepworth Watching this year’s Tony awards it was strange to see the lack of imagination when it came to original new scores, with only a handful of successful ones (including the superb score for Bridges of Madison County) it made me wonder where all the excellent new writing ...

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CD REVIEW: Legally Blonde The Musical-Original London Cast Recording

Producer: Stewart Mackintosh Mixed and mastered: Toby Alington Reviewer: Helen Jones [Rating:3.5] Legally Blonde – The Musical was first performed in the UK in London's West End in December 2009. The show has music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach. The musical is developed from both the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda ...

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Legally Blonde The Musical – Opera House, Manchester

Music and Lyrics: Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin Book: Heather Hach Director and Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Luke Walker [rating:4] It's big. It's brash. It's unashamedly camp. It’s like there has been an explosion in a pink factory! Yes, Legally Blonde The Musical is in Manchester and the froth bubbles over. This fairytale story for the twenty first century perverts ...

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Legally Blonde the Musical – Grand Opera House, York

Director and Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Music and Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Musical Director: Peter White Based on the novel Legally Blonde: Amanda Brown Reviewer: Liza Kyle [rating:5] OMIGOD you guys, you just totally have to go see this!! If you think the film from 2001 isn’t your bag of candyfloss fear not, the musical stage show is infinitely ...

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Legally Blonde The Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music and Lyrics: Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin Book: Heather Hach Director and Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Mark Johnson [Rating:4.5] "OMIGOD you guys!" following on from its huge West End success, Legally Blonde The Musical is now wowing audiences all over the UK as part of its first national tour and last night burst open in Milton Keynes. A fast ...

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Legally Blonde – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music &Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe &Nell Benjamin Book: Heather Hach Director &Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4.5] OMIGOD this show has practically everything. From glee clubs, cheerleaders, fitness instructors and handbag sized Chihuahuas to a murder, Ivy League universities, law professors and even a Greek chorus. You have bought a ticket to the musical equivalent of Barbie goes to Harvard. ...

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Legally Blonde the Musical – New Theatre, Oxford

Writer: Heather Hach Music and Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:5] Larger than life, full of sparkle and pizzazz, this musical bundles up fun and delivers it to us in spades! With an orchestra providing a real big show feel, and an impressive cast of enthusiastic and talented singers and dancers, the pace ...

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