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Leave It on the Floor – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Screenplay and lyrics: Glenn Gaylord Music: Kimberly Burse Director: Sheldon Larry Reviewer: Jenni Rymer [rating:4] The gay African-American Oliver Twist has arrived, with Beyoncé’s choreographer. Inspired by Jennie Livingston’s 1990 hit documentary Paris is Burning, award-winning director Sheldon Larry (winner of a National Endowment Award for his work with dance on film) has brought his fabulously hilarious yet moving masterpiece ...

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Paper Cinema’s Odyssey – Latitude Festival, Henham Park

Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4]   In an age when 3D trickery and technology often overwhelm a cinema release, it’s interesting that Paper Cinema have gone back to the drawing board, literally, to create a black and white silent film that in many ways conveys more depth than any special effects blockbuster. A team of animators and musicians set about creating ...

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NT Encore Screening: Frankenstein – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Nick Dear (Based on the novel by Mary Shelley) Director: Danny Boyle Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4] Such was the phenomenal success of this National Theatre production staged in 2011 that the filmed version is now being re-shown to satisfy demand. National Theatre have been filling cinemas and other venues throughout the UK with their National Theatre Live performances – ...

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Dracula: The Music and Film – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Philip Glass Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:4.5] At a time when a new sexy breed of vampires are filling our television and cinema screens, the Wales Millennium Centre present for one night only a wonderful opportunity to see a real classic on the big screen in Béla Lugosi’s 1931 portrayal of Dracula. Couple this with a live performance of the ...

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Music for Silents: Vampyr – The Lowry, Salford

Script: Carl Th Dreyer adapted from ‘ In A Glass Darky’ by J. Sheridan Le Faneu Director: Carl Th Dreyer Score composed and performed by: Steven Severin Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [rating:3]   The film Vampyr, written and directed by Carl Th Dreyer, originates from 1932 and its soundtrack is long since lost. This gives Steven Severin, formerly of Siouxsie &the ...

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