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Musicals Unsung – St James’ Studio, London

Musical Director: Kris Rawlinson Reviewer: Tom Finch This musical offering fromParallel Productionsis an interesting idea, songs which were cut from hit musicals prior to their official Broadway and West End runs.Musicals Unsungtakes in songs from shows includingShrek, Spring Awakening, WickedandThe Last Five Yearswith a few Disney songs thrown in for good measure. Musical Director Kris Rawlinson has assembled a team ...

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The Return Of The Soldier – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Music: Charles Miller Lyrics: Tim Sanders Director: Charlotte Westenra Musical Director: Simon Lambert Reviewer: Lucy Thackray The artwork for The Return of the Soldier is misleading. It appears to show the soldier of the title in No Man's Land, adrift on the battlefield, so it's surprising (and welcome) to find that this is a musical about the discomfort of a ...

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NEWS: The Return of the Soldier casting announced

Casting has been announced for the world première of The Return of The Soldier, Tim Sanders and Charles Miller’s musical that will open at the Jermyn Street Theatre from 2 September. Stewart Clarke (Ghost, Loserville and Godspell) will lead the company in the rôle of Captain Christopher Baldry. Starting alongside Clarke will be Zoe Rainey, Laura Pitt-Pulfolrd, Michael Matus, and ...

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Cool Rider – Duchess Theatre, London

Writer: Mark Jones &Guy Unsworth Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: Matthew Nichols Given the choice between watching the film Grease (1978) or its sequel, Grease 2 (1982), I would plump for the second one on any day of the week. It has a genuinely fantastic and varied score, a pouting Michelle Pfeiffer on her way to superstardom, and turns the tables ...

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Ghost the Musical – New Theatre, Oxford

Book: Bruce Joel Rubin Music: Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard Lyrics: Bruce Joel Rubin, Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Mary Tapper If you are going to take an iconic film from the 90s, starring such huge names as Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg, and rework it for the stage, then you had better do it ...

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NEWS: Godspell West End Charity Gala cast confirmed.

Godspell, the heart-lifting feel-good Broadway musical from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), is to be staged inthe West End for the first time since it premiered there 42 years ago. And the one-off charity gala concert performance, in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK, will be introducedon stage by David Essex, whose casting as Jesus in the original production turned him into an ...

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Ghost the Musical – The Liverpool Empire

Book: Bruce Joel Rubin Music: Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Seb Farrell Musicals based on movies are not, in this reviewer’s experience, something to get overly excited about. The whole premise of producing a piece of theatre simply because people will have heard and enjoyed the same thing delivered differently on the silver screen will always ...

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Ghost The Musical – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book: Bruce Joel Robin Music: Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard Lyrics: Bruce Joel Robin, Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The theme of lives cut short and spirits unready for the afterlife because of work unfinished has been a staple of the entertainment industry, with Ghost The Musical being the latest exploration of the theme. But ...

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