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Matthew Strachan & Guests – St James’ Studio, London

Matthew Strachan

Reviewer: Scott Matthewman When a musician is promoted based on his creation of a TV quiz show theme tune as his greatest achievement, it tends not to bode well. But for Matthew Strachan, composer of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s recognisable melody, it is merely his best-known work, and not necessarily the greatest example of his songwriting. Instead, Strachan’s ...

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The White Feather – Union Theatre, London

Book: Ross Clark and Andrew Keates Music and lyrics: Ross Clark Director: Andrew Keates Reviewer: Stephen Bates   It is a sign of the growing confidence of British musical theatre that writers feel able to cast off the shackles of the feel good factor and take on serious subjects. This show, here getting its première, is an account of some ...

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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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