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INTERVIEW: Ruthie Henshall on Chicago, Mama Morton and taking life as it comes

An unquestionable legend in the world of musical theatre, Ruthie Henshall has astounded audiences in London’s West End and on Broadway, served as a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice and is an Olivier award winner and five-time nominee. Just before she stepped on stage in London’s Phoenix Theatre as Mama Morton in Chicago, she spoke to The Reviews Hub’s Fraser ...

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Chicago – Phoenix Theatre, London

Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Book: Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer: Stephen Bates You can’t keep a good show down! Chicago, with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, was a moderate success in New York and London in the late 1970s, but it is the 1996 revival, directed by Walter Robbie, that ...

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Once – Phoenix Theatre, London

Writer: Enda Walsh Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová Director: John Carney Reviewer : Paul Ackroyd   Take a multi-award-winning musical and add a pop music superstar for a limited run at a London theatre and you are unlikely have many worries about its box office success. Unlike many of the audience though, this reviewer entered the auditorium ...

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NEWS: Wales to get European Amateur Premiere of Ghost the Musical

Following the announcement last year that the amateur rights to Ghost the Musical were to be made available a number of companies across the UK have been preparing their interpretations of the classic movie based musical. Act 1 Theatre Group based in Wales have the honour of producing the European premiere opening on Tuesday (24th June) at The Phoenix Theatre, ...

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Once the Musical – Phoenix Theatre, London

Book: Enda Walsh Music &Lyrics: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Joanna Trainor “It’s magic,” but not in the usual sense of a musical. There are no jazz hands, big tap numbers or sequined costumes, but the simplicity of Enda Walsh’s s story of two people brought together by their pain and hoovers, makes Once the Musical ...

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PREVIEW – Once Musical ( #OnceSecretGig)

Reporter: Joanna Trainor [nggallery id=11] After receiving six Olivier Award nominations last week, Once the musical has just undergone a cast change. A perfect time to invite various press and journalists to watch them perform four songs and take part in a quick Q&A at their home the Phoenix Theatre. The most notable change is that the rôle of Guy, ...

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Dinosaur Zoo – Phoenix Theatre, London

Writer &Director: Scott Wright Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:4] Part puppet show, part palaeontology lesson, Dinosaur Zoo is an interactive show that sets out to help kids better understand prehistoric life and bring dinosaurs to life. Director and host of Dinosaur Zoo, Scott Wright, is an Australian palaeontologist with a more than obvious passion for his subject and a wonderful knack ...

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