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Norma Jeane: The Musical – LOST Theatre, London

Composers Anton Mullan, Ali Isabella, Andy Street, David Martin, Mike Daniels, Geoff Cotton, Orna Klement and Graham Noon Writer: TL Shannon Director: Christopher Swann Reviewer: Stephen Bates Opening during the week of what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birthday, this musical account of the life of the star born Norma Jeane Mortenson puts the spotlight on the troubled woman ...

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A Catered Affair – London Theatre Workshop, London

Writer: Harvey Fierstein Music and Lyrics: John Bucchino Director: Ray Rackham Reviewer: Stephen Bates Given its wafer-thin storyline, it comes as a surprise to find that Harvey Fierstein’s book for this musical is based upon a film and television play for which writing credits went to heavyweights Gore Vidal and Paddy Chayefsky. A young couple announce that they plan a ...

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ShellShock – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer: Tim Thomas (music, book and lyrics) Director: Matthew Gould Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The issue of combat "shell shock" - in a modern context, diagnosed as "combat stress reaction" or post-traumatic stress disorder - seems to be an odd subject for a musical. That's a reaction that's only compounded by Waterloo East's new production, Shell Shock. Set in 1975, the ...

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