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Tubular Bells For Two – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Mike Oldfield Adaptor: Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts Reviewer: Jo Beggs   It seems there’s just one person in the Lowry’s Quays Theatre tonight who’s never heard Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells – or at least only one person who’s admitting to it. You have to assume she’s been dragged along by a friend or partner who’s a massive fan, ...

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The Simon and Garfunkel Story – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Producers: Maple Tree Entertainment Ltd Directors: David Beck and Dean Elliott Musical Supervision: Dean Elliott Reviewer: Janet Jepson No one should mess around with Simon and Garfunkel music, the unique mix of folk/rock ballad that is associated with the duo has a style that is all its own. For a teen of the Seventies who crossed the ‘troubled water’ of ...

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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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The World’s Most Popular Musicals – The Brunton, Edinburgh

Musical Director: Jae Alexander Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Returning to the Brunton Theatre for the third time, The Westenders present their latest production,The World’s Most Popular Musicals. Sadly, however, this performance lacks any of the features from the original productions other than the melody line of each song. The Westenders is formed of six performers who each, at one point in ...

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Velvet – St Andrews Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Creator/Director: Craig Ilott Reviewer: John Roberts Prepare to go back in time, when Disco was the diva, when people just wanted to get down and boogie, let their hair down and dance… Velvet allows you to do just that and more… throw in some stunning music and the best in cirque/burlesque variety into the mix and you have one hot, ...

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All the King’s Men presents: Radio Gaga – C, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill You only need to wander down the Royal Mile for five minutes before you realise that the competition among a cappella groups is extremely fierce. All the King’s Men from King’s College London return to Edinburgh for the sixth consecutive year with their latest fringe performance All the King’s Men presents: Radio Gaga. A simple spotlight and ...

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Fable – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Alexander Wright Director: Joe Hufton Reviewer: David Doyle The Flanagan Collective return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Fable, their tale of freedom, immortality, and planting trees. The show follows J, a woman in her twenties with a magic heart who has just left her job as a physics teacher and still dreams of being an astronaut. She travels ...

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