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20th Century Boy: The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: John Maher with additional material from Nicky Graham & Colin Giffin Director: John Maher Choreographer: Cressida Carré  Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Four decades after his untimely death, 20th Century Boy aims to shine a light on the man once dubbed "The Electric Warrior", the "King of Glam Rock" and the "Godfather of Punk", Marc Bolan. Setting out on a path ...

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20th Century Boy – Lyric Theatre, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Peter Rowe in association with Gary Lloyd Music &Lyrics: Marc Bolan Director: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Joan Phillips This is an opportunity to bask in the glitz of the fashions and sounds of the 70s glam rock era. 20th Century Boy follows the career of that decade’s icon Marc Bolan through the eyes of his son, Rolan. Rolan never knew ...

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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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20th Century Boy – Empire Theatre, Sunderland

Writer: Peter Rowe Music &Lyrics: Marc Bolan Director: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Sensitively written by Peter Rowe, 20th Century Boy chronicles the tragically short life of glam rock star Marc Bolan, the flamboyant front man of T-Rex, from his school days through to his untimely death just before his 30th birthday. The audience are treated to an interesting story ...

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WHATS HOT – Week beginning Monday 12th May 2014

Miss Saigon – Prince Edward Theatre, London The heat is back on in London’s West End as the newly announced British billionaire Sir Cameron Mackintosh lands his 25th anniversary production of Boubil and Schonberg’s Miss Saigon. Based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly this tragic and epic musical re-envisions Puccini’s opera during the Vietnam War. Directed by Laurence Connor – the same ...

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20th Century Boy – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Peter Rowe Music and Lyrics: Marc Bolan Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: James Garrington Nearly two years before Andrew Lloyd Webber became a regular Saturday night BBC 1 fixture with his search for a musical theatre star, a similar yet almost-forgotten programme aired on Channel 4. It was called Musicality, and the prize was to appear for just one ...

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20th Century Boy – Opera House, Manchester

Book: Peter Rowe Music &Lyrics: Marc Bolan Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Musical Director: Ryan Alex Farmery Reviewer: Taylor Simmons With a sea of feather boas lining the Opera House auditorium, it’s clear that Glam Rock legend Marc Bolan’s fan base is still very much alive. 20th Century Boy, originally produced in 2011 in Ipswich, is a musical thatcelebrates the music ...

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NEWS: World Premiere Opens Ipswich’s New Wolsey Spring Season

While for artistic teams, thoughts are turning to panto, for theatre marketing departments attention is already on spring. Today the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich announces its new season with an impressive mix of premieres, drama, comedy and musicals. Kicking of the season is the world premiere of Michael Lesslie’s And Then The Dark. Having adapted Swimming With Sharks for ...

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