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Grease – Curve Theatre, Leicester

Jessica Paul as Sandy Dumbrowski with the Pink Ladies in Grease

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman The 1978 film of Grease is one of the most-loved movie musicals of all time, but its inspiration, the 1971 Broadway show, is a lesser-known predecessor. Revived by Nikolai Foster for a Christmas season at Curve, the show is taken back to its original Broadway roots, ...

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Wipers – Curve, Leicester

Simon Rivers as Sadiq in Wipers

Writer: Ishy Din Director: Suba Das Reviewer: James Garrington   Among the wealth of material written about the First World War, there is actually very little drama based on the contribution of South Asian soldiers, even though by the end of the war over one-and-a-half million of them had crossed the ocean to fight with the Allied armies. Wipers is ...

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Outings – Curve, Leicester

Featured image, Rainbow Flag, for Outings

Writers: Thomas Hescott and Matthew Baldwin Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Claire Going The concept of this show is a simple but brilliant exploration into real-life coming-out stories. Launched on the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, the script is a powerfully woven patchwork piece of over 20 true stories collected from online submissions, interviews and even celebrity accounts pieced together by writers ...

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OPINION: Regional theatre IS worthy of critical attention

Theatr Clwyd at Night

By John Roberts This weekThe Stage’schief theatre critic ventured outside of the London boundaries and stepped into the borders of North Wales – only because, by his own admission, he was in the “region” giving a talk at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. Upon seeing Theatre Clwyd’s production ofCat on a Hot Tin Roof– he wentonto Twitterto announce that ...

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News: Canine Star needed for Of Mice And Men

Dudley Sutton in Of Mice And Men

Potential canine stars are being sought to appear in The Touring Consortium and Birmingham Repertory Theatre's new touring production of Of Mice And Men. Badger, the previous dog to play Candy's Dog died just before rehearsals began so a new dog is being sought to step into the role. No previous acting experience is required and the dog will be ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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The Witches – Curve, Leicester

The cast of The Witches at Curve Leicester

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor:David Wood Director:Nikolai Foster Reviewer:Farhana Shaikh   Opening with a bang and a storm, Roald Dahl’s The Witches proves to be a great hit with audiences, young and old. David Wood’s faithful adaptation of the much-loved classic tells the spooky tale of a Norwegian orphan, simply known as Boy and his wise old Grandma who defeat the ...

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Hairspray – Liverpool Empire Theatre

Book: Marc O’Donnell &Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Whittman &Marc Shaiman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: John Roberts 13 years ago Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman’s musical adaptation of Hairspray, based on the cult John Waters film of the same name opened on Broadway, just a year later it swept the board with awards at the prestigious Tony Awards ...

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