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CD REVIEW: Half a Sixpence – 2016 London Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Cameron Macintosh achieved universal acclaim when he brought Mary Poppins to the stage over a decade ago. And so it comes as no surprise that he has reunited the team behind it - writer Julian Fellowes and song writing team Stiles and Drewe - for a crack at reimagining another classic musical. Unlike Poppins, Half a Sixpence ...

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Cinderella – The Carriageworks, Leeds

Musical Director: Adam Blosse Director: David McNeill Choreographer: Clare Kennedy Reviewer: Janet Jepson The first performance of a pantomime called Cinderella took place at The Theatre Royal in London’s Drury Lane in 1804, but based on the Italian opera La Cenerentola it was a very different version to the one that audiences know and love today. The story has evolved ...

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The Glenn Miller Story – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Tommy Steele as Glenn Miller in the Glenn Miller Story

Director: Bob Tomson Choreographer: Bill Deamer Reviewer: Scott Matthewman When Major Glenn Miller’s plane disappeared in fog somewhere over the English Channel in 1944, en route from an RAF airbase to Paris, the 40-year-old trombonist and band leader was already a household name. In the 70 years since his status has risen to legendary levels. Perhaps the only surprise about ...

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Scrooge – The Grand Theatre, Leeds

Book, Music and Lyrics: Leslie Recuse Director: Bob Tomson Designer: Paul Farnsworth Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:3.5] It has been 170 years since the publication of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and the redemption of true miser Ebenezer Scrooge has touched audience’s hearts ever since and inspired many many different versions. From audience reaction to this Scrooge it is clear its ...

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Scrooge – The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Based on the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: Naomi Stevens [rating:4] With a multitude of catchy numbers and a fabulously festive story, Scrooge contains the ingredients for an entertaining family production. Of course, the story is not a new one. A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, has been told in many forms ...

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NEWS: Steele Injury Forces Scrooge Cancellation In Birmingham

Producers have today announced the cancellation of Scrooge at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham. The show was planned to run at the venue from 28th October as part of a national tour. The venue has announced that star of the show Tommy Steele has suffered an injury that requires immediate surgery. The venue will be contacting customers to process ...

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NEWS: Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre Rises From The Ashes

Two years after it abruptly locked its doors, live performances return to Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre later this year as leading producer Bill Kenwright announces a season of his touring shows will play at the venue for 12 weeks. The 1200-seat venue has had a troubled history in recent years. A £9 million conversion saw the former cinema turn into a ...

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