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Cinderella – Liverpool Empire

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: John Roberts The Empire Theatre’s annual pantomime may have undergone a change of producer, but that doesn’t mean the largest Christmas show in Merseyside has lost any of its glimmer and shine, in fact this year’s offering of Cinderella starring Duncan James (Prince Charming) and Jodie Prenger (Fairy Godmother) still provides a winning ...

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Aladdin – St Helens Theatre Royal

Writer: Liam Mellor Director: Chantelle Nolan Reviewer: John Roberts At just under two hours, this year's festive offering of Aladdin at St Helens Theatre Royal is a surprisingly slick affair. It's bold, vibrant and keeps itself firmly on track, bringing all the traditional elements of the genre together and never out staying its welcome. Chantelle Nolan has arguably produced and directed ...

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Blood Brothers – Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Book/Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson &Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Sarah O’Toole [rating:4.5] “And do we blame superstition for what came to pass? Or could it be what we have come to know as class?” Even 28 years since this line was first said out loud on a stage, Willy Russell’s long running musical hit, still strikes a chord with its ...

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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 – Birmingham Hippodrome

Writer: Willy Russell Producer: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating:4.5] Since making its debut in 1983, Blood Brothers has become one of the nation’s best loved musicals. Penned by Willy Russell, the musical is currently playing at Birmingham Hippodrome for a two-week stop over. Multi-award winning and highly-rated there was much excitement pre-show about this performance, with many, many repeat ...

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