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Cinderella – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Jonathon Kiley Director: Andrew Lynford Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall   ‘You shall go to the ball Wolverhampton!’ Panto season returns to the black country with what is described as the ‘lavish family pantomime’. Cinderella, the mistreated sister and converted maid is desperate to enjoy her own life, and of course marry her Prince Charming. Her two ugly stepsisters, Amanda and ...

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Cool Rider – Duchess Theatre, London

Writer: Mark Jones &Guy Unsworth Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: Matthew Nichols Given the choice between watching the film Grease (1978) or its sequel, Grease 2 (1982), I would plump for the second one on any day of the week. It has a genuinely fantastic and varied score, a pouting Michelle Pfeiffer on her way to superstardom, and turns the tables ...

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Blood Brothers – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson, Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating:4.0]   When the curtain opens onto the scene of two bodies and a crowd of mourners it seems a reasonable guess to say that Blood Brothers will be a tragic show. As the spot light falls on Marti Pellow this assumption would appear to be confirmed as he ...

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Blood Brothers- Civic Theatre, Darlington

Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Book: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson, Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:4.5] Blood Brothers is a haunting, beautifully tragic show, with genuine humour and pure emotion it begins at the end and then goes on to tell the story of how we got there. Currently in its last few weeks in London’s West End, the tour continues ...

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Blood Brothers – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book, Music &Lyrics: Willy Russell Directors: Bob Tomson &Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:5] This is theatre at its most captivating, touching and best. From the moment you are greeted with a simplistic dark stage, punctuated with minimal beams of red light, your mind is focussed and alert, ready to absorb every drop of this masterpiece. The stage gradually ...

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Blood Brothers – The Mayflower, Southampton

Book, Music and Lyrics: Willy Russell Producer: Bill Kenwright, Bob Tomson Musical Supervisor: Rod Edwards Reviewer: Gina Skillings [Rating:4.5]   Blood Brothers is a story, set in Liverpool, of twin brothers Mickey (Sean Jones) and Edward (Jorden Bird). The brothers were separated at birth, with one being given to a childless couple, in secret to live a charmed life and ...

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Legally Blonde – The Mayflower, Southampton

Music and Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Director &Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Jim Nicholson [rating:4]   The touring version of Legally Blonde is in pretty good shape. It may not have the scale, preciseness and overall quality of the West End version but the music and book will always win through with this show sending the punters home more ...

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Legally Blonde The Musical – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music and Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Book: Heather Hatch Director &Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:4.5]   Join the festival of pink at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury as Legally Blonde: The Musical hits the UK in a national tour. While the cheesy grins and ditsy glamour can’t fail to raise a smile, the (albeit unlikely) story hides ...

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