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CD REVIEW: Working, A Musical – Original London Cast Recording

Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor Reviewer: Mark Clegg Based on Stud Terkel’s 1974 book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, Working: A Musical was the brainchild of Stephen Schwartz way back in 1975. The book and ...

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Working – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Studs Terkel Adaptors: Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Stephen Bates In the eyes of America's current President, the triple whammy of globalisation, de-industrialisation and illegal immigration has snuffed out working life in large parts of his country. Therefore, there can be nothing more timely than the reminder of the values of work that comes from ...

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Ross – Chichester Festival Theatre

Ross at Chichester Festival Theatre

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Adrian Noble Reviewer: Bill Avenell Sometimes you go to the theatre to see an actor at the top of his game; there is one playing Ross at Chichester at the moment. Sometimes you go to see a talented cast combining to produce an all-round team performance; there is just such an opportunity in Chichester’s production of ...

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Scenes From 68* Years – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Hannah Khalil Director: Chris White Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   Writing about life for Palestinians in the Middle East is fraught with difficulties for those of us who have never experienced life there. Journalists who try and cover the tensions there are often pulled up, by people from all sides, on the wording they choose to use to describe even ...

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The Choir – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Book and Lyrics: Paul Higgins Music and Lyrics: Ricky Ross Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An Iraqi cardiac specialist, a teen on a zero hours contract at Sports Direct, a Tory ex-councillor, an unemployed graduate, an ex-con and a struggling single mum are among the 12 people who come together in a community centre in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, in ...

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Guys and Dolls – Festival Theatre, Chichester

Music: Frank Loesser Book: Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling Director: Gordon Greenburg Reviewer: Steph Rowe Lady Luck had certainly given Gordon Greenburg’s dice a solid kiss before being rolled out to the sold out Chichester Festival Theatre audience for their latest musical revival of Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows musical based on the short stories of Damon Runyon. Following the exploits ...

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The Pajama Game – Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Music/Lyrics: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Book: George Abbott and Richard Bissell Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: John Roberts There is a charming energy that engulfs this revival of The Pajama Game based on Richard Bissell’s novel 7½ Cents. A musical that has all the ingredients of a classic musical of the era – strong leads, stunning choreography, and deliciously flamboyant ...

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NEWS: Chichester announce the 2014 Festival programme

Festival 2014 is a landmark season for Chichester. It heralds the transformation of the newly refurbished Festival Theatre, which reopens this summer following a £22 million redevelopment. The major improvements to the Grade II* listed building will greatly enhance the experience of audiences, actors and creative teams visiting the Festival Theatre. With a transformed auditorium, increased seating capacity of 1,300, ...

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