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The Nap – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Ralf Little in Richard Bean’s The Nap at the Crucible, Sheffield. Photograph: Mark Douet

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Richard Wilson Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Dylan Spokes (Jack O'Connell) is a local lad with a passion for snooker. He hits the big time, but will he win the championships? Will he manage to rise above the rogues in his family and avoid the temptations of match fixing? Now he is reaching the heights, everyone wants a ...

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CD REVIEW: Gypsy – 2015 London Cast Recording

Book: Arthur Laurents Lyrics: Jule Styne Music: Stephen Sondheim Reviewer: Mark Clegg Soundtracks of musical revivals have their work cut out for them to justify their existence. Why, when there is already one out there (or in the case of this musical, at least seven) would you need to produce another? The new major London revival of Gypsy - staggeringly, ...

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An Evening with Matthew Strachan – St James’ Theatre, London

Writer and performer: Matthew Strachan Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:4.5] Seated in the brand new and beautifully built studio of St James Theatre, with a glass of wine or beer on the table in front and an imposing piano on the stage in front, the audience were ready for an intimate evening of song from the immeasurably talented Matthew Strachan. The ...

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25 Year Songbook – The Pheasantry, London

Music: Matthew Strachan Lyrics by Matthew Strachan and Bernie Gaughan Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:3] The Pheasantry on Chelsea’s Kings Road was a sell-out for this lookback by Matthew Strachan on a selection of his compositions from the last quarter century. The evening’s 25 song set set drew not only from the Strachan’s stage musicals, but also bore heavy reference to ...

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