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Company – Aberdeen Arts Centre, Aberdeen

Book: George Furth Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Derek Anderson Musical Director: Nick Barstow Designer: Nick Corrall Reviewer: Duncan Harley If you are a big fan of Sondheim then this production of Company at Aberdeen Arts Centre is a must. If you are a big fan of the less radical and traditional Broadway style musical, then take a great ...

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BLOG: Inside COMPANY – The Beginning.

Writing an exclusive blog for The Reviews Hub, actor Arun Blair-Mangat will take us over the next few weeks behind the scenes at the brand new production of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY which opens at Aberdeen Arts Centre from the 1st - 10th February. Mounting a brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY in three weeks….should be a piece of cake, right? After spending ...

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Lonely Planet – Tabard Theatre, London

Writer: Steven Dietz Director: Ian Brown Reviewer: Richard Maguire It’s taken over 20 years for Lonely Planet to reach Britain, and while this tight two-hander about the AIDS epidemic in America would have been more useful on the stage in the 1990s, it proves to be worth the wait. To make comparisons between Lonely Planet and Angels in America is inevitable, but perhaps unfair.  Tony Kushner’s Angels ...

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The Stationmaster – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Tim Connor Book: Susannah Pearse Director: Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Telling the truth is always the right thing to do because in the end it will come out anyway. This is the message behind Tim Connor and Susannah Pearse’s new musical The Stationmaster which opens for a 2-week run at the Tristan Bates Theatre. As ...

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Tommy – Greenwich Theatre, London

Book, Music and Lyrics by: Pete Townsend Book by: Des McAnuff Director: Michael Strassen Reviewer: Scott Stait Based around The Who’s 1969 concept album, Tommy tells the story of a boy suffering from sensory deprivation in a world that doesn’t understand him. Following a tortured and misguided youth, by some twist of fate he miraculously regains his sight, speech and ...

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Portia Coughlan – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Marina Carr Director: Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Director Bronagh Lagan turns the small space at the Old Red Lion into a cauldron with her revival of Marina Carr’s harrowing drama, last seen in London at the Royal Court in 1996. Set in a small lakeside town in modern day rural Ireland, the play centres on a family ...

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Whistle Down the Wind – The Union Theatre, London

Book: Mary Hayley Bell Composer and Lyricist: Richard Taylor Adaptor: Russell Labey Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Scott Stait As Christmas nears, the children of a small Lancashire village in the late 1950s discover a man they believe to be Jesus Christ living in a barn, and endeavor to keep it a secret until the time is right. A show that ...

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Mucky Kid – Theatre503, London

Writer: Sam Potter Director: James Farrell Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:3.5] Those of us who lived through the national hysteria that surrounded the murder of James Bulger are not unfamiliar with the horror of the idea of children killing other children. The senseless, callous murder of the Liverpool toddler by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson was as incomprehensible as it was ...

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