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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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That’s Entertainment – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thats Entertainment cast

Director and Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Anybody watching an ITV talent show will, at some point, have heard Simon Cowell or any one of the other interchangeable judges decry some performance as "a bit cruise ship". Quite apart from the suspicion that none of those judges have ever set foot on a cruise ship, let alone made the ...

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That’s Entertainment – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Thats Entertainment cast

Director and Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Clare White That’s Entertainment is billed as a song and dance extravaganza, showcasing some of Hollywood’s greatest stage and screen hits from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. From the producers of Puttin’ on the Ritz, it is a dazzling production full of energy, glitz and glamour, featuring timeless tunes by legendary composers including Rodgers ...

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DVD REVIEW: Billy Elliot The Musical – Live

Book and Lyrics: Lee Hall Music: Elton John Director: Stephen Daldry Choreographer: Peter Darling Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Not since the 1950s has theatre and the cinema screen has such a strong link. Then it was big blockbuster movie adaptations of equally blockbuster musicals. Now, while the big film adaptation is also making a comeback, audiences are just as likely ...

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An Evening of Movies and Musicals – St David’s Hall, Cardiff

Conductor: Matthew J. Hampson Producer: M&M Associate Productions Reviewer: Robin Winters [Rating:4.5] An Evening of Movies and Musicals returns to Cardiff after a successful stint of shows around the country, and proves that M&M Associate Productions are continuing on their journey to bring the best in musical entertainment to every part of the UK. Following the same format as last ...

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Marguerite – Tabard Theatre, London

Music: Michel Legrand New Book: Alain Boublil &Guy Unsworth Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer Based upon the original book: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg &Jonathan Kent with additions by Marie Zamora Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: Michael Rawlings [rating:3.5] Marguerite arrived in London originally in 2008, amid much fanfare heralding this new musical from the Les Miserables creators, Boublil and Schonberg, and starring one ...

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