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Ruthless! the Musical – Arts Theatre, London

Music: Marvin Laird Book and Lyrics: Joel Paley Director: Richard Fitch Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Watching off-Broadway comedy Ruthless! the Musical as it makes its central London debut, it’s hard to decide if one is watching a good musical pretend to be awful, or a truly terrible piece of theatre that’s decided to lean into its shortcomings. It’s certainly one which ...

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CD REVIEW: Mrs Henderson Presents – Original Cast Album

Music: George Fenton &Simon Chamberlain Lyrics: Don Black Book: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Mark Clegg The Windmill Theatre made history. In the opening number of this musical we are told that it “had its own little bit of history right in the middle of whole load of history” which neatly sums up that during the Second World War, this little theatre ...

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Mrs Henderson Presents – Noël Coward Theatre, London

Writer and Director:Terry Johnson Composers: George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain Lyricist: Don Black Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   During World War II, Laura Henderson’s Windmill Theatre – opened on a whim with the money she inherited from her late husband – remained open while the bombs fell on the West End. It was partly the lack of other ...

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STAGE SHOT : Mrs Henderson Presents – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Opening tonight at the Noel Coward Theatre, London following a critically acclaimed run (read our 5* review here) in Bath. Mrs Henderson Presents tells tale of the famous Windmill Theatre which never closed its doors during the Blitz of World War Two and its feisty impresario manager Vivian Van Damm. A morale boosting idea dreamt up by Laura Henderson boosted ...

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Mrs Henderson Presents – Theatre Royal Bath

Music: George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain Lyrics: Don Black Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Laura Hesketh Famous for never closing its doors, the Windmill Theatre comes to Bath in the world premiere of the brand new musicalMrs Henderson Presents. Directed and adapted by Terry Johnson and based on the film made famous by Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, this patriotic production ...

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The WestEnders: Hear the People Sing – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Musical Director: Jae Alexander Reviewer: Pete Benson This is an evening of some of the best songs that musical theatre has to offer. The WestEnders is made up of three female and three male singers backed by an excellent seven-piece band. The opening medley of songs from Cats, Fame and Jesus Christ, Superstar is bookended with Les Miserables, a musical ...

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