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The Who’s Tommy – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Three young men dancing in front of a statue

Music & Lyrics: Pete Townsend Book: Pete Townsend & Des McAnuff Additional Music & Lyrics: John Entwistle & Keith Moon Director: Kerry Michael Reviewer:  John Kennedy Described as the Rock Musical reborn for a new generation there may well be a smattering of the My Generation here tonight who heard it first time round. The essential summertime news circulating in 1969 was that The Who were ...

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The Who’s Tommy – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Three young men dancing in front of a statue

Music & Lyrics: Pete Townsend Book: Pete Townsend & Des McAnuff Additional Music & Lyrics: John Entwistle & Keith Moon Director: Kerry Michael Musical Director: Robert Hyman Reviewer: Glen Pearce The Who’s Tommy has always been something of a concept for directors to mould into their own. Sadly though concept doesn't always translate into form. Pete Townsend’s rock opera was ...

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The Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone – Bike Shed, Exeter

Grayscale Theatre's Gods Have Fallen

Writer andDirector:Selma Dimitrijevic Reviewer:Joan Phillips What do we really mean when we say ‘do you want a cup of tea?’. How often is this question, and answer, ever about a cup of tea? Rachel Dimitrijevic’s short play The Gods Are Fallen and All Safety Gone takes an intimate look at one of the most basic relationships in our society, that ...

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The Family Way (All in Good Time) – The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Bill Naughton Director: Elizabeth Newman Reviewer: Dave Cunningham   The rising price of property is making acquiring a home increasingly difficult for the younger generation. Which brings an unexpected contemporary relevance to Bill Naughton’s 1966 social comedy The Family Way. The stress of residing with their in-laws Ezra (David Birrell) and Lucy Fitton (Barbara Drennan) has an unfortunate effect ...

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Nicobobinus – Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Writer: Terry Jones Adapter and director: John Ward Composer and Musical Director: Eilidh deBonnaire Reviewer: Ron Simpson John Ward’s version of Terry Jones’ children’s story was originally staged as the Christmas show at London’s LOST Theatre. Now, as the joint production by Red Ladder and DumbWise tours the North and Midlands, there’s still a touch of Christmas cheer about the ...

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Nicobobinus – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Terry Jones Adaptor/Director: John Ward Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Nicobobinus is a boy who lives in Venice and he can do anything! Or so his best friend Rosie believes and so she decides they should embark on an epic adventure to reach The Land of the Dragons. The journey becomes life-or-death when Nico’s arm is turned into gold by a ...

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