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Musicals in Concert: Leading Ladies – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Richard Balcombe Reviewer: Selwyn Knight This year’s Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall is now drawing to a close, but there are still some goodies to come. Tonight, the spotlight is turned on the leading ladies of musical theatre as Richard Balcombe conducts the London Concert Orchestra, and musical theatre stars Louise Dearman, Kerry Ellis, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt ...

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Side Show – Southwark Playhouse, London

Book and Lyrics: Bill Russell Music: Henry Krieger Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer: Daniel Perks A carnival of freaks, a Side Show where Sir (Chris Howell) parades the outcasts of yesteryear. Nowadays it is ok to be different, alternative – in many ways it is considered trendy, a bold statement of one’s individuality. The Half Man Half Woman (Kirstie Skivington) or ...

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Guys and Dolls – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Runyonland is a strange place. It inhabits Broadway, but it’s not the glitzy neon Broadway; no Runyonland is the seedier underbelly, a Broadway of the Great Depression and Prohibition, peopled by those outside the law: hoodlums and criminals ...

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Guys and Dolls – Bristol Hippodrome

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer:Claire Hayes Marry the Man Today may not seem the sort of sentiment to be accepted lightly by a theatre-going audience in 2016, especially given the blatant shortcomings of the potential grooms. Hitching up with low-life crap shooters Nathan Detroit and ...

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Guys and Dolls – New Theatre, Cardiff

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer:Jaclyn Martin Even the most seasoned gamblers can find themselves playing with high stakes in the game of love – Guys and Dolls is the latest in a season of shows involving swindlers, spies and shysters at Cardiff’s New Theatre this ...

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Guys and Dolls – Milton Keynes Theatre

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer:Maggie Constable Strutting its stuff in Milton Keynes this week in good ole US musical style is Chichester Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Guys and Dolls. It is prohibition era in the Big Apple and Nathan Detroit must get some money quickly ...

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Guys and Dolls – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: R G Balgray Damon Runyon’s New York stories are firmly locked in time and place, but they crackle with energy and humour. At the King’s Theatre in Glasgow this week, the Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls goes a long way ...

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Guys and Dolls – The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Fiona Hannon Guys and Dolls is a glittering example of the golden age of American Musicals, twinkling and sparkling from the opening bars. Set in the heart of Broadway, Sister Sarah Brown of the Salvation Army tries (without any success) to save the souls of ...

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