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Noises Off – Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House

Writer: Michael Frayn Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Audrey Pointer [rating:5] Famously featuring a play within a play, Michael Frayn's Noises Off is an award-winning farce in three parts - all three parts are entitled Act One in the programme (which is itself a programme within a programme). This production of Michael Frayn’s astonishingly well-crafted comedy classic is on tour from ...

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The Great Gatsby – Leeds Grand Theatre

Book: Based on the novel by F Scott Fitzgerald Choreographer, Director &Costume Designer: David Nixon, OBE Set Designer: Jérôme Kaplan Music: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, CBE Musical Director: John Pryce Jones Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:4.5] In spite of the fact that 2013 is not a landmark year after the death of F Scott Fitzgerald, who died in 1940, it ...

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The Nutcracker – Grand Theatre, Leeds

Director and choreographer: David Nixon Composer: Tchaikovsky Musical director: John Pryce-Jones Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan Set designer: Charles Cusick Smith Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:4] What a privilege to see The Nutcracker, performed by Northern Ballet on the 120th anniversary of its (not very successful) St Petersburg premiere in 1892. The Nutcracker was commissioned following the success of Tchaikovsky’s previous ballet, ...

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Avenue Q – The Mayflower, Southampton

Book - Jeff Whitty Music &Lyrics - Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director – Jason Moore Reviewer – Sarah Louise Forrester [rating:5]   `Avenue Q` was aptly written by Jeff Whitty – The script is so good it holds the adult audience's attention for the full 2 hours 10 minutes. `Avenue Q` can be likened to an adult version of ...

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South Pacific – Grand Theatre, Leeds

Director: Bartlett Sher Musical Director: Jae Alexander Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Reviewer: Liza Kyle [rating:4] The beautiful Grand Theatre in Leeds tonight played host to the current run of South Pacific and an Enchanted Evening was promised. Set on a South Pacific island during World War II, it was clear from the anticipation of the audience that ...

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Dirty Dancing – Grand Theatre, Leeds

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein Director: Sarah Tipple Choreographer: Kate Champion Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [Rating:2.5] Dirty Dancing has a cult following due to the success of the 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. The show comes to Leeds on its first ever UK tour after major global success andjudging by the emotion, screams, cheers and air punching at seemingly random ...

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