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One Man, Two Guvnor’s – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Richard Bean Music &Lyrics: Grant Olding Director: Nicholas Hytner Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Ina cross between Carry on and Pantomime we have the incredibly hilarious One Man, Two Guvnor’s. Full of physical comedy, slapstick, audience participation and breaking of the fourth wall. Played originally in the West End by James Corden we now have Gavin Spokes filling the woollen suit ...

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The Pajama Game – Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Music/Lyrics: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Book: George Abbott and Richard Bissell Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: John Roberts There is a charming energy that engulfs this revival of The Pajama Game based on Richard Bissell’s novel 7½ Cents. A musical that has all the ingredients of a classic musical of the era – strong leads, stunning choreography, and deliciously flamboyant ...

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Here & Now – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Director: Veronica Dyas Writer: Veronica Dyas Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster The Project Arts Centre can be a difficult place for someone with a limited budget, given the size of the stage, and this is the first problem that Veronica Dyas’ piece runs into. There is so much space that needs to be filled, and it feels that the multiple televisions, fake ...

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No-No Boy – The Studio Theatre: Theatre Row, New York

Writer: John Okada Adaptor: Ken Narasaki Director: Ron Nakahara Reviewer: Jonathan Alexandratos “Are you willing to serve in the armed forces of the United States on combat duty whenever ordered?” “Will you swear unqualified allegiance to the United States of America and faithfully defend the United States from any or all attack by foreign or domestic forces, and forswear any ...

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CD REVIEW: All Will Be Well – The Piece of Meat Sessions

Reviewer: Carrie Carter In a theatrical climate where performers devising their own shows is becoming more and more commonplace, it is rare to find an offering as complex, considered, and all together brilliant as Sherie Rene Scott’s Piece of Meat. The show was a theatrical highlight in London last year, and arguably one of the best theatrical solo pieces ever, ...

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Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer:Alan Sillitoe, adapted by Amanda Whittington Director: Tony Casement Reviewer: Michael Gray   Sara Perks' splendid design instantly conjures up a grim world of postwar austerity, the grim industrial Nottingham where Sillitoe set his state-of-the-nation novel. The steel girders frame sliding doors and screens; before the action, six silhouettes come to life in a clever pastiche of movie titles. The ...

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Ace of Clubs – Union Theatre, London

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Jack Thorpe-Baker Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Go through the doors of the Union Theatre in Southwark and you are transported back to 40s London and the Ace of Clubs, a seedy Soho nightclub filled with small-time crooks and servicemen on leave. Take your seat at one of the tables and peer across the smoky room as the ...

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James Wilton Dance: Last Man Standing – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: James Wilton Reviewer: Peter Jacobs James Wilton is an emerging choreographer and a rising star on the British dance scene and internationally. His company has existed for around four years and he is still well within his own dance career. His choreography, which is refreshingly stripped of classical notes, blends innovative modern physicality with influences from martial arts, capoeira ...

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