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Reasons to be Cheerful – Liverpool Everyman

Writer: Paul Sirett Music: Derek Hussey, Chaz Jankel and John Kelly Director: Jenny Sealey Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Are you sitting comfortably … then forget it. Feeling comfortable is the last thing you’ll find with this show, which is billed as a raucous musical. Raucous does not begin to cover the foul-mouthed, hot-tempered and politically strident show featuring the hits of ...

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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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Henry V – Middle Temple Hall, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Ben Horslen and John Risebero Composer/Musical Director: Christopher Peake Reviewer: Michael Gray   This unique staging of Henry V premièred last year in the Temple Church. Now, before setting off on a tour of English Cathedrals, it's moved around the corner to the equally evocative Middle Temple Hall, one of the very few performance spaces still ...

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The Deranged Marriage – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Writer &Director: Pravesh Kumar Reviewer: Nicole Evans What’s love got to do with it anyway, right? That’s the question once again being posed by Rifco Theatre Company with their 10th anniversary production of their hit show, The Deranged Marriage at Warwick Arts Centre this evening. With arranged marriages of all guises still forming a huge part of Asian culture it’s ...

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