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INTERVIEW: Daniel Winder on his alternative royal wedding, HR Haitch

Faced with saturated media coverage of Harry and Meghan’s nuptials, the theatre could seem like a good place to escape all talk of royal weddings for an hour or two, but not so at London’s Union Theatre, where the new satirical musical HR Haitch has just opened. The show’s director, Daniel Winder, took time off to chat with The Reviews ...

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H R Haitch – The Union Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Maz Evans Music: Luke Bateman Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the run-up to this weekend’s royal wedding, there has been plenty of commentary about a fresh-start for the Windsors, as a new and very different young woman marries into our most illustrious family. There is no better time then for the Union Theatre to stage ...

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Mr Popper’s Penguins – Rose Theatre, Kingston

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Writer: Richard and Florence Atwater (adapted by Pins and Needles Productions) Director: Emma Earle Composer: Luke Bateman Lyrics: Richy Hughes Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   Based on the popular children’s book which has already been made into a film, this new, musical version of Mr Popper's Penguins is a delight. As always, for a visit to a show designed specifically for ...

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Mr Popper’s Penguins – The Lowry, Salford

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Music: Luke Bateman Lyrics: Ricky Hughes Director: Emma Earle Reviewer: Jay Nuttall   “I think we’re going to need a bigger fridge” declares Mrs Popper in this brand new family musical hitting The Lowry this Christmas. Waddle on down and you are in store for a very sweet family treat. Originally based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater, ...

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