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Son of a Preacher Man – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Warner Brown Director & Choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys If you listen closely you can hear the sound of the late, great Dusty Springfield turning in her grave at this travesty of a musical that weaves her greatest hits around a series of utterly banal love stories. Unlike Dusty, who sang “I just don’t know what to ...

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Son of a Preacher Man – Theatre Royal, Brighton

A woman leans over a man bent backwards over a table

Writer: Warner Brown Director: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Jo Payne From the opening trumpet, it’s clear that this show’s music will be a strong element.  And so it should. The music of Dusty Springfield is loved the world over and, for this jukebox musical, the songs have had a bit of a makeover.  Recognisable songs have a slightly different rhythm, ...

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Son of a Preacher Man – Darlington Hippodrome

A woman leans over a man bent backwards over a table

Writer: Warner Brown Director & Musical Staging: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Mark Clegg Just when you think that the trend for jukebox musicals has exhausted every famous pop act’s back catalogue, along comes another one. To be fair, the songs of Dusty Springfield offer a rich and varied repertoire on which to base a musical but as Son of a ...

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Son of a Preacher Man – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

A woman leans over a man bent backwards over a table

Writer: Warner Brown Director & Choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts Like many musicals, Son of a Preacher Man is a story about love. The plot follows Alison (Michelle Long), Kat (Alice Barlow) and Paul (Michael Howe) as they search for answers surrounding their unrequited loves. Although the three characters are from three different generations, the unlikely trio joins forces to ...

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Son of a Preacher Man – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

A woman leans over a man bent backwards over a table

Book: Warner Brown Director and Choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Selwyn Knight In the London of the Swinging 60s, we’re told, there was a legendary record shop. The shop was a magnet for the in-crowd, and the owner discovered he had a talent as an Agony Uncle, dispensing relationship advice even as he advised on the best of the latest ...

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Shout! The Mod Musical – Royal Court, Liverpool

The Cast of Shout and The Royal Court, Liverpool

Book: Phillip George &David Lowenstein Director: Francesca Goodridge Reviewer: Charlie Senate The swinging sixties: the decade that saw the fanatical rise of Beatledom and the blossom of women’s sexual liberation. And, incidentally, not a bad decade for music, either. Shout! The Mod Musical follows the lives of five swinging gals – known primarily by their primaries, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, ...

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Satin ‘n’ Steel – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer: Amanda Whittington Director: Gareth Tudor Price Reviewer: Ray Taylor When karaoke singer Teena White meets veteran club performer Vince Steel, both their lives are set to change. Life on the northern variety circuit is a tough existence and a harsh training ground but Vince sees Teena as his chance to reignite his showbiz career. They form the duo Satin ...

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