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New Jersey Nights – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Musical Director: Sam Coates Director & Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Helen Tope Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2020. It is a milestone few groups can boast. Their back catalogue features some of the most memorable songs in pop history: Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man. The music has moved beyond ...

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The Far Side Of The Moon – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer and Director: Robert Lepage Reviewer: Marina Spark Renowned playwright and dramatist Robert Lapage brings his world famous production The Far Side Of The Moon to the Lyric stage at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in a stunning revival almost two decades since its conception.Unusually for a piece so heavily set in historical commentary almost every aspect of this production is ...

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Mamma Mia! – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd Music and Lyrics: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast Reviewer: Hannah Stamp Bursting with colour, comedy, dance moves that pack a punch and Abba’s much-beloved music, Mamma Mia is bursting with as much sunshine as the Greek island its set on. A slightly rocky start with a few repetitive and slightly ...

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Madama Butterfly – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Composer: Giacomo Puccini Librettists: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Director: Annilese Miskimmon Reviewer: Helen Tope Telling the true story of a Japanese geisha abandoned by her American husband, Madama Butterfly is one of opera’s greatest tragedies – perhaps the greatest one of all. The story is irresistible: a naive 15-year-old Cio-Cio-San is married off to an American lieutenant, Pinkerton, in ...

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Rambert: A Linha Curva & Other Works – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Choreographers: Kim Brandstrup, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Itzik Galili Reviewer: Helen Tope Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, Rambert may be Britain’s oldest dance company, but it continues to push boundaries. Challenging our preconceptions of contemporary dance, Rambert brings a triple bill of new and established work to Plymouth. A Linha Curva made its debut in 2009, and is so well established ...

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World Without Us – Theatre Royal Plymouth 

 Director: Alexander Devriendt Text: Alexander Devriendt, Valentijn Dhaenens, Karolien De Bleser, Joeri Smet Reviewer: Joseph Leigh Imagine you are sitting in an audience, waiting for a performance to begin. The lights drop, audio and projections play, and a performer walks on stage. You listen to the dialogue and drink in the lighting, set and costume. Rustling your programme almost imperceptibly, ...

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Mobile – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Director: Jemma Mc Donnell Reviewer: Marina Spark Theatrical productions have, over the years, used a myriad of performance spaces. From big budget large stages to low-key fringe venues, theatre comes in all shapes and sizes. It isn't often that you encounter a show that incorporates both an intimate, comfortable space with cutting edge storytelling technology, however with Mobile, The Paper ...

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The Tempest – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Choreographer: David Bintley Reviewer: Helen Tope Written against a backdrop of social and political upheaval, Shakespeare’s The Tempest made its debut by Royal appointment. Performed to an audience including King James I, The Tempest is markedly different to Shakespeare’s earlier comedies, certainly when compared to such plays as the exuberant Twelfth Night. First performed in 1611, it moves purposefully through darkness and light. ...

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