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Songs of Solidarity, Suffrage & Strength – City Varieties, Leeds

Writer: Boff Whalley Reviewer: Holly Spanner Established in 1968, Red Ladder is one of the nation’s leading touring companies dedicated to producing theatre which has the power for social change. With productions that are engaging, thought provoking and have a strong political voice, Songs of Solidarity, Suffrage &Strength is no different. A double bill, the audience are treated to two ...

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CD REVIEW: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 – Original Cast Recording

Music, Lyrics and Orchestration: Dave Malloy Reviewer : Rosie Revell [Rating:4] “There’s a war going on out there” Natasha, Pierre &The Great Comet of 1812’s original cast recording invites its listeners to join Tolstoy’s lovers for an evening they’ll never forget. Set in Moscow during the Napoleonic war of 1812 the show is a vibrant mix of electro pop opera ...

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NEWS: West End stars record charity EP for Great Ormond Street

Cynthia Erivo, Simon Bowman, Sophie Louise Dann, Shona White, Scott Garnham, Jodie Jacobs &Michael Xavier join a host of musical theatre stars to record festive charity EP; ‘A Very West End Christmas’. In a project of unprecedented scale, co-producers Darren Bell and Kris Rawlinson brought together almost fifty stars of musical theatre, after two months of planning, to record an ...

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CD REVIEW: Hey Producer!

Music: Danny Davies Lyrics: Danny Davies, Peter Gallagher and Judy Wolfson Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:4] Hey Producer!, the collection of unique musical theatre and cabaret songs from composer Danny Davies and featuring a whole host of names from the West End, faces one huge problem as soon as it begins. The Julie Atherton performed title track. Not that it’s a ...

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CD REVIEW: Jon Lee – Fallen Angel

Reviewer: Mark McCulloch [Rating:4] Fallen Angel, Jon Lee’s debut solo album fantastically crafted triumph of song selection, bringing together some of his personal favourites, songs from musicals to make a simply stunning record. Lee, of previous S Club 7 fame, is no stranger to the stage or recording having previously achieved number one hits across the world, four being in ...

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CD REVIEW: Shona White – I’ll Bring You A Song

Reviewer Jonathan Baz [Rating:4] Released in 2011 Shona White’s album I’ll Bring You A Song is mainly a compilation of show tunes, some well known, some less recognisable but the common theme is a pleasing treatment of each number, combined with a commitment to solid production values from this evidently talented trouper. White opens with the over-familiar 'Take That Look ...

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CD REVIEW: Jon Boydon – Three Four

Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Firmly ensconced in the rôle of Tommy DeVito in the London production of Jersey Boys, Jon Boydon released his debut album Three Four last year but though he’s coming from many years spent in the world of musical theatre, this collection of 13 songs could never be accused of being ‘stagey’. Instead, Boydon delves into the ...

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CD REVIEW: Marry Me a Little

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:3.5] Ghostlight Records present this new recording of Keen Company's "revisal" of Craig Lucas and the late Norman Rene's 1981 conceptual review Marry Me a Little, built around songs cut from the musicals of Stephen Sondheim. Dialogue free and told entirely in song, this new production re-thinks aspects of the original work: now set in "hipster" Brooklyn ...

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