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What’s In a Name? — Richmond Theatre, London

Writers: Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière Translator/Adaptor and Director: Jeremy Sams Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Originating in France in 2010, Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière’s Le Prénom found success in over 30 countries before this British adaptation by Jeremy Sams, which first premiered at the Birmingham Rep in 2017. Now on tour, this Ayckbournesque comedy of manners ...

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What’s in a Name – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writers: Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre De La Patellière Adaptor and Director: Jeremy Sams Reviewer: Pete Benson It starts as a simple dinner party but will explode into a melee of criticism, accusation and surprise as a joke sparks heated debate. What’s in a Name started life as a French play, Le Prénom, that was nominated for six Molière Awards when ...

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What’s in a Name? – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Matthieu Delaporte & Alexandre de la Patellière’s Adapter, Translator & Director: Jeremy Sams Designer: Francis O’Connor Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière’s 2010 play Le Prénom was a hit of such magnitude it spawned not only a big screen French version in 2012 but a German film incarnation in 2018. Jeremy Sam’s translation, What’s in ...

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Company – Gielgud Theatre

Book: George Furth Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Genuine insight is rare – and is marked by being something completely obvious as a truth, though the thought may not have occurred to you before. Premiering in 1970 as a musical about contemporary attitudes to sexuality and relationship status, it ruffled feathers, won awards and revealed that ...

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The Trial of Jane Fonda – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Terry Jastrow Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Daniel Perks Sean Cavanagh’s set reflects a country split in two, right down the middle. The American flag is torn asunder by the country of Vietnam, the stark reality of war and its associated casualties written all too clearly on top of the stars and stripes. Even in today’s society the outcome is ...

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INTERVIEW: Alex Gaumond goes Into The Woods

Portrait of musical theatre actor Alex Gaumond

Alex Gaumond has become one of musical theatre’s most popular leading men with rôles in Queen’s We Will Rock You, Legally Blonde and Matilda. He is currently swapping the bright lights of the glittering West End for the a stint in the ever-raining surrounds of Manchester in a brand new in-the-round revival of Sondheim’s Into the Woods. John Roberts went ...

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CD REVIEW: Songs From Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Music: Gene De Paul, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn Lyrics: Johnny Mercer Reviewer: Sue Collier   Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is set in 1850 and contains sexist language and behaviour that by today’s standards seems unacceptable. To appeal this position and redeem the story to the listener we have romance and great musical storytelling within this JAY Productions studio ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Savoy Theatre, London

Writer: Jeffery Lane Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Director and Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer:Andy Moseley Joining the cast of a successful West End production must be a daunting prospect at any time, but even more so when you’re taking over from one of the original cast, and are less well known than either him or other recent additions to the ...

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