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Thea Gilmore: Regardless – Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Music: Thea Gilmore Reviewer: Sue Collier The evening’s entertainment started with songs and acoustic guitar playing from support artist Nigel Stonier. A pleasant enough chap, with obviously good song writing skills, but who sadly demonstrated a rather weak rapport with his audience. In addition, his rather irritating capacity for constantly retuning his guitar after every song reduced one’s enjoyment of ...

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Carnaby Street: The Concert – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Based on an original idea by Carl Leighton-Pope Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes It was a bit of a shaky start to the concert as the band scampered on to the stage looking terrified. The audience then sat stony faced during the first song which was one of the original songs from Carnaby Street the Musical. The songs then jumped into a ...

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Science Museum Live: The Energy Show – Harrogate Theatre

Director: Martin Lamb So, shall we blow some things up? Predictably with an audience of mainly 7-12 year olds, the response was “YES!” This was The Energy Show, a mix of comedy and science produced by Science Museum Live and touring around the country calling at over 30 venues – one of which was Harrogate Theatre. This 2014 tour builds ...

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Tonight’s the Night – Sheffield Lyceum

Writer: Ben Elton Music: Rod Stewart Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Choreographer: Denise Ranger Musical Director: Griff Johnson Reviewer: Ray Taylor Sheffield’s Lyceum rocks on the opening night of this all-singing, all-dancing homage to rock legend Rod Stewart. A full house is richly entertained throughout over two hours by an amazing ensemble that includes brilliant singing, dazzling choreography, a world class ...

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20th Century Boy – Grand Opera House, York.

Writers: Peter Rowe in association with Gary Lloyd Music: Marc Bolan Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Rob Atkinson The era of Glam Rock has receded into the distant past now and, for those old enough to have lived through it, may possibly form a slightly embarrassing memory involving excessive glitz and some less than vintage acts. As with any genre ...

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Postman Pat Live: It’s Showtime! – Rotherham Civic Theatre

Reviewer: Andrew White Postman Pat has moved on a lot since he first hit British screens on BBC1 in 1981. Back then he was just an ordinary postman delivering letters around the rural village of Greendale. Now he’s moved on to being the Head of the Special Delivery Service (SDS) complete with a set of new vehicles and an enlarged ...

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Our Fathers – The Civic, Barnsley

Written and devised by the Babakas company Director: Juan Ayala Reviewer: Janet Jepson The audience was sparse, an air of confused anticipation hung around, and a well-dressed girl took a seat on the front row. This was not the usual type of show for a Barnsley audience, but at least some came to sample it. The international company staging the ...

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Enjoy – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: James Brining Reviewer: Katie Lee “You'd be a fool to leave Leeds” - Dad's opinion voiced to daughter Linda in this locally based drama by the prolific Alan Bennett, who returns to West Yorkshire Playhouse in a season dedicated to his work. Enjoy premiered in London in 1980 to a disappointing reception, but was recently revived ...

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