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Titanic The Musical – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Director: Thom Sutherland Book: Peter Stone Music / Lyrics: Maury Yeston Reviewer: Helen Tope The recipient of five Tony Awards, Titanic the Musical deserves to be better known than it is. Making its debut in 1997, this revival returns to the stage, a leaner production. The focus on telling Titanic’s story becomes more determined. We know how it ends, but the challenge posed is ...

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A Little Night Music- Storyhouse, Chester

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Matt Forrest Since opening last year, Chester’s Storyhouse is gaining quite the reputation for staging some unique and spell-binding productions. It is such a treat to witness this gorgeous new theatre thrive. As part of the spring season, they are once again adding to the growing repertoire by ...

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Titanic – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Peter Stone Music and Lyrics: Maury Yeston Director: Thom Southerland Conductor: Mark Aspinall Reviewer: Donna Kelly When composer Maury Yeston first announced he was going to write a musical about the Titanic, it was understandably met with scepticism. A musical about the biggest disaster in maritime history in which 1,503 people lost their lives hardly seems fitting. But instead ...

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Douglas McGrath Music / Lyrics: Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil Director: Marc Bruni Reviewer: Helen Tope Tapestry is no ordinary record. A chronicle of heartbreak and hope, even forty years after its release in 1971, it continues to speak to men and women about the nature of love. Carole King’s remarkable album is just part of ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – You have to see it to be it

So what a monumental Tony Awards we’ve just witnessed eh? For most people in the UK that watched the live streaming last night, or indeed caught up online this morning they’ll be focussed on ‘how the Brits did’…as that’s just what we’re like in our ‘Island world’. Of course, there’ll be a few people who just watched to comment on ...

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The Sunshine Boys – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Neil Simon Director: Stephen Fletcher Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin [Rating:4.5] In an entertainment world seemingly obsessed with action it was terrific to tumble back to the days when a well-crafted script was the cornerstone of a stage production. The choice of this play by the legendary Neil Simon, who has received more Tony Awards that any other writer, was,well … ...

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CD REVIEW: Kinky Boots

Book: Harvey Fierstein Composer &Lyricist: Cyndi Lauper Music Supervisor/Otchestrator/Arranger: Stephen Oremus Reviewer : Rosie Revell [Rating:5] Mere days after it swept the Tony Awards the Broadway cast recording of Kinky Boots sashays its way to be reviewed and the hype around the show is going stratostrophic. Its is easy to dismiss the hype but I’m genuinely pleased to report that ...

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