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Austen: The Musical – East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Writer/Composer: Rob Winlow Director: Timothy Trimingham Lee Musical Director: Arlene McNaught Reviewer: Ron Simpson Austen – the Musical is an enjoyable, if rather predictable, brief life of Jane Austen, generally close to the mark in biographical facts, refreshingly free of distortion and sensationalism, if with no special insight or originality. It provides a welcome reminder of a much-loved author and ...

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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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