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Musicals in Concert: Leading Ladies – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Richard Balcombe Reviewer: Selwyn Knight This year’s Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall is now drawing to a close, but there are still some goodies to come. Tonight, the spotlight is turned on the leading ladies of musical theatre as Richard Balcombe conducts the London Concert Orchestra, and musical theatre stars Louise Dearman, Kerry Ellis, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt ...

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In the Heights – Kings Cross Theatre, London

  Music and Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda Book: Quiara Alegria Hudes Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   It’s not hard to see why In the Heights created such a sensation and bagged a truckload of awards on its release in 2008 and since played around the world. Amazing though to think its UK premiere was only last year at the ...

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Willemijn Verkaik in Concert – Ambassadors Theatre, London

Reviewer: Scott Stait In the first of three solo concerts, the Dutch powerhouse Willemijn Verkaik performs at the Ambassadors Theatre to a sell-out audience of theatre enthusiasts, and by the end of the performance those who didn’t know Verkaik were sure to be won over by her accomplished vocals and relaxed personality. Known worldwide for her portrayal as Elphaba in ...

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In the Heights – Southwark Playhouse, London

Music/Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: John Roberts In 2008 a show opened on Broadway which took both critics and audiences by surprise, with it's hip-hop/salsa infusion and raw grit and tenacity it held The Great White Way under its spell. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical In the Heights had landed and brought with it a whole ...

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