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Reasons to Be Cheerful – Derby Theatre

Book: Paul Sirett Music & Lyrics: Ian Dury and the Blockheads Director: Jenny Sealey Reviewer: Dave Smith Like many UK acts that emerged in the late 1970s that were different to the family-friendly pop or bland disco that had previously dominated the charts, Ian Dury and the Blockheads were labelled as punk or new wave. Yet Ian Dury had been a ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Graeae Theatre Company – Reasons To Be Cheerful

Music &lyrics: Ian Dury Director: Jenny Sealey Musical Director: Robert Hyman Choreography: Mark Smith Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   There is something arrestingly timely about Graeae's revival of their 2010 show celebrating the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads; something encouragingly cathartic about reveling in the anarchic rock and roll energy of a band that rebelled fiercely ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Kris Hallett previews the weekend ahead

As campers begin to descend on Henham Park in Suffolk for the 11th Edition of the, now firmly established, Latitude Festival, The Reviews Hub team join them and have already set up their tents. From the site, Kris Hallett shares his views of the weekend ahead.   Latitude 2016 is, even at this early stage, is one up on last ...

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16 For 2016: Jenny Sealey

Our series 16 for 2016, talking to Artistic Directors about the highlights and challenges of the last year, and the year ahead continues with Jenny Sealey of Graeae Theatre Company. Sealey joined Graeae as Artistic Director in 1997, she co-directed the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony alongside Bradley Hemmingsand is recognised as one of the leading voices on accessibility in ...

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