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Austen the Musical – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writer: Rob Winlow Director: Timothy Trimingham Lee Reviewer: John Kennedy It is a truth universally acknowledged that many a review of Jane Austen adaptations has the misfortune of being in want of a less contrived introduction. Axiomatic as that may be, tonight’s songs celebrate a singular panache for delivering melodies more memorable for their immediate context and sincerity rather than any lasting recollection. The ...

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The Tempest – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Julian Chenery and Matt Gimblett (based on play by William Shakespeare) Director: Julian Chenery Musical Director: Mike Webborn Reviewer: Hannah Hiett [rating: 4]   S4K’s panto-Disney-musical version of The Tempest brought the house down. Primary school-age children filled the Lowry’s Lyric theatre and through the first half of the two-hour performance you could have heard a pin drop they ...

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