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The Who’s Tommy – Nottingham Playhouse

William Grint as Tommy in the 2017 Uk Tour of The Who's Tommy

Music & Lyrics: Pete Townsend Book: Pete Townsend & Des McAnuff Additional Music & Lyrics: John Entwistle & Keith Moon Director: Kerry Michael Reviewer:  Dave Smith It’s nearly 50 years since The Who released Tommy, one of two concept albums by the band (along with Quadrophenia) that helped turn them from Mod favourites to genuine rock icons. The plot concerns ...

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The Who’s Tommy – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

William Grint as Tommy in the 2017 Uk Tour of The Who's Tommy

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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NEWS: 17th Pulse Festival line-up announced

By PAUL COUCH East Anglia's Pulse Festival, now in its 17th year, has today [25 March 2017] announced its line-up for 10 days of contemporary theatre with established and emerging artists, both local and those from further afield. Building on previous Pulse Festivals, this year’s programme carries on the successes of Suitcase Prize Day and Scratch Day with new work ...

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Silver Lining – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Sandi Toksvig Director: Rebecca Gatward Reviewer: Paul Couch According to the actor and comedian, Groucho Marx, "getting older is no problem - you just have to live long enough". But for the five elderly women who comprise the ensemble cast of Sandi Toksvig's Silver Lining, living long enough isn't the problem, it's having lived so long that they've survived ...

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Worst Wedding Ever – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Chris Chibnall Director: Gareth Machin Reviewer: Glen Pearce According to a well-known scale Doctors use to measure stress,  getting married is the seventh most stressful thing you can do in life, just below a life changing illness and slightly more stressful than losing your job. You can see why: the pressure to outdo the friend who had the dream wedding, ...

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The Remains of Tom Lehrer – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Music and Lyrics: Tom Lehrer Adaptor and performer: Adam Kay Reviewer: Glen Pearce There’s a fine line to tread when producing a show based on a much-loved performer. Fans will already know every detail about the performer's life and back catalogue and will want to revel in the nostalgia without being weighed down with facts they already know. Newcomers to ...

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Pink Mist – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Owen Sheers Directors: John Retallack and George Mann Reviewer: Glen Pearce When we think of battle we may think of the infamous Red Mist – a state that sees anger erupt into pure rage. Owen Sheers' Pink Mist, though, is something more subtle but way more horrific. Poet and playwright Sheers explores with devastating effect the pink mist of the ...

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The MGM Story – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Chris Burgess Director and Choreographer: Matthew Cole Musical Director: Charlie Ingles Reviewer: Glen Pearce Our love affair with the big Hollywood musical shows no sign of abating. As cinema's own love letter to the genre, La La Land, looks set to score big this awards season,  the heydey of the classic Hollywood musical is revisited in The MGM Story. Sadly ...

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