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Frozen – St James Theatre, New York

Music/Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Book: Jennifer Lee Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: John Roberts It would be safe to assume that anything Disney puts its name to, would be a hit, but that’s not quite true when it comes to Broadway for every Lion King, there was its Tarzan, for every Beauty and the Beast there was its Little ...

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Dawn French: Thirty Million Minutes – Vaudeville Theatre, London

  Writer: Dawn French Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There are many faces to Dawn French and, after a long career in comedy, you may think you’ve seen them all. But in her - somewhat sentimental - new show,Thirty Million Minutes, she shows us a new side entirely, one that is perhaps closest to who she really is. In ...

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Photograph 51 – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Writer: Anna Ziegler Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer:Andy Moseley   This is a frustrating play. It marks the West End return of one of Hollywood’s finest actors, and it tells the story of the greatest scientific discovery of the 20th century. There are deception, rivalries, stolen ideas, missed opportunities and personal and professional sacrifices made in the name of science and ...

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Dawn French, 30 Million Minutes – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Dawn French Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: Rob Atkinson One undeniable truth from The Universal Handbook of the Blindingly Obvious goes as follows: Dawn French is a very funny woman. She has demonstrated this in a variety of ways throughout her long and successful career; via sketch-based revues, Comic Relief stage appearances, highly successful sitcoms (including the peerless Vicar of ...

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30 Million Minutes – Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Writer: Dawn French Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: John Roberts 30 Million Minutes or as close to 56 years as you are likely to get, is the title to Dawn French’s touching and often hilarious one woman show which charts a side of the comic’s life which we very often don’t get change to see. 30 Million Minutes doesn’t cover her ...

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Glyndbourne’s Le Nozze di Figaro – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Beaumarchais Librettist: Da Ponte Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Michael Grandage Revival: Ian Rutherford Reviewer:Maggie Constable [rating:4] Glyndebourne on Tour is a frequent and much-loved visitor to Milton Keynes Theatre and this evening’s version of Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro ) is a new production from the acclaimed director, Michael Grandage. The original story for Figaro ...

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Le nozze di Figaro – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Conductor: Jonathan Cohen Director: Michael Grandage, revived by Ian Rutherford Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:5]   The Glyndebourne Tour, which aims to bring both world-class, affordable opera to the masses, as well as to support young artists, is an institution in itself, but it has never before been to Canterbury. Judging by last ...

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Le nozze di Figaro – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4] Michael Grandage’s 2012 production of Le nozze di Figaro brings this 1786 classic opera crashing into the 1970’s with great humour. Complete with droopy moustache’s, long hair, kaftans, printed flares and velvet jackets, fans of the 70’s TV show Jason King or those who have ...

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