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Billy Elliot – The Musical – The Palace, Manchester

Book and Lyrics: Lee Hall Music: Elton John Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Dave Cunningham  The movie, Billy Elliot, was so close to perfect as to raise doubts as to whether adding songs could enhance the audience experience or result in a show that is bloated and unwieldy. Besides, musicals, by their nature, tend to be feel-good and so Billy Elliot, ...

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Northern Ballet: A Christmas Carol – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Carl Davis Choreographer: Massimo Moricone Director: Christopher Gable Reviewer: Seb Farrell [rating:4] The Northern Ballet return to The Palace Theatre with what is now becoming their traditional Victorian festive favourite. The ballet is based upon the original 1992 choreography of Massimo Moricone and has become an audience favourite and the signature ballet of the company with good reason. Undertaking ...

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Rocky Horror Show – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Richard O’Brien Music: Richard Hartley / Simon Beck Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Poppy Helm [rating: 4] With Rocky Horror, the show always begins in the foyer. Early arrival is recommended to provide enough time to admire the outfits of fellow audience members (and to give yours sufficient airing if you’ve dared to bare). Inhibitions - as well as clothes ...

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Grease – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Director: David Gilmore Reviewer: Poppy Helm [rating:3]   Grease may be a story about teenagers but as a show it's well into its middle-age; 40 years have passed since its original Broadway debut. Unfortunately, with this particular production, the wrinkles are starting to show. It's a story most of us already know; after a romantic summer fling, Danny and Sandy ...

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