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CD REVIEW: Calendar Girls The Musical – 2017 Original London Cast

Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Fresh from its run at The Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s newly christened Calendar Girls The Musical (formerly The Girls) delivers its cast recording ahead of a UK-wide tour. The sickly-sweet tale of Yorkshire women baring all to raise funds for Annie’s leukaemia-stricken husband is familiar to most from the 2003 ...

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The Ladykillers – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Angela Wilson [rating:4.5] Following on from a very successful run in the West End during 2012, The Ladykillers visits Curve this week on its national tour. Many of us will be familiar with the 1955 film (one of the famous Ealing Comedies) on which it is based – can it recreate the quirky, ...

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The Ladykillers – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:4.5] Milton Keynes Theatre this week brings us a classic black comedy The Ladykillers, which has been a huge and acclaimed hit in the West End recently. Everyone will recall the wonderful 1955 Ealing Comedy film of the same name now adapted for the stage by Graham Linehan, reputed for his ...

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The Ladykillers – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Graham Linehan (from the screenplay by William Rose) Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5] There seems to be a fashion for little old ladies involved in murder on stage at the moment in East Anglia. No sooner has Colchester’s Mercury Theatre had a visit from the sweet serial killers in Arsenic and Old Lace, than Cambridge’s Arts Theatre ...

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The Ladykillers – The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Graham Lineham Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Sarah Louise Forrester [Rating: 4.5]   Knowing that the stage adaptation of The Ladykillers was written by Graham Linehan (the wit behind Father Ted) I had high expectations that did not disappoint. Under the direction of Sean Foley the cast performed the play with the appearance of effortless enthusiasm. The comedic timing was ...

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The Ladykillers – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:5] ‘The Ladykillers – a Delightfully Different Entertainment’. This was the tag line the original creators of the Ealing comedy came up with, and one which director of the stage play, Sean Foley, is more than happy to stand by. And, indeed, he does. ‘The Ladykillers’, is a fantastically eclectic mix ...

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The Ladykillers – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Graham Linehan (adapted from the 1955 screenplay by William Rose) Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4.5] After a hugely successful West End run, The Ladykillers starts a 26 week national tour at The Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Don’t miss it. Graham Linehan’s stage play of The Ladykillers is adapted from the screenplay of the classic 1955 Ealing Comedy of ...

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