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A Winter’s Tale – Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames

Composer and lyricist: Howard Goodall Writer: Nick Stimson Director: Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: Stephen Bates Some shows have no luck at all. In the same week that the arts pages of the national press have, along with The Reviews Hub, been heaping extravagant praise on the National Theatre for its groundbreaking pro/am musical version of Shakespeare’s Pericles, along comes a youth ...

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A Winters Tale – Landor Theatre, London

Book by Nick Stimson Music &lyrics by Howard Goodall Developed &directed by Andrew Keates Reviewer : Jonathan Baz [rating:4] In his programme notes, Howard Goodall says that A Winters Tale is a play that he has long wanted to adapt and it shows. Goodall’s quintessentially English sound resonates throughout the production and the care that he has lavished on composing ...

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A Winter’s Tale – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Ignace Cornelissen, based on Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale Director: Purni Morell Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] The family-centric Unicorn Theatre invites us into a world of make-believe with this production of Ignace Cornelissen’s A Winter’s Tale. Four actors are putting on a playful performance of The Winter’s Tale but we see them slipping in and out of their rôles as ...

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Encore: Andrew Keates and Robert McWhir, The Landor Theatre

Those familiar with The Phantom of the Opera will know that Paris’ fictional Opera Populaire in which the show is set, is run by two charming if somewhat pompous gentlemen, M. Firmin and M. Andre, forever attending to and fussing over the requirements and the budgets of their productions, the quality of which, courtesy of the Opera Ghost, was often ...

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