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A Little Night Music – Watermill Theatre, Bagnor

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: David Jobson Now in its 50th year, the Watermill Theatre returns to, arguably, one of the finest musical composers of all time, Stephen Sondheim. Their production of Sweeney Todd went on to London and Broadway, with a cast that combined the roles of both actor and musician. Once again ...

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A Little Night Music – Watermill Theatre, Berkshire

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: David Jobson Now in their 50th year, the Watermill Theatre returns to one of the finest musical composers of all time, Stephen Sondheim. Their production of Sweeney Todd went on to London and Broadway, with a cast that combined the roles of both actor and musician. Once again ...

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Cinderella – Playhouse, Salisbury

Prince Charming, Baroness and Dandini

Writer: Andrew Pollard Director: Ryan McBride Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Christmas festivities stormed into Salisbury Playhouse with an enormous pantomime bang as Cinderella opens to a full house of exuberant children and excited adults. Director Ryan McBride and writer Andrew Pollard have a sure fire hit on their hands with their adaptation of this pantomime stalwart. With an inventive set comprising ...

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Calamity Jane – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Charles K. Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The strangest fact about the stage musical of Calamity Jane is that is has never been staged in either the West End or Broadway despite numerous sell-out tours of both the US And UK. Loosely based on tales from the life of Martha ...

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Calamity Jane – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Charles K Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Calamity Jane whip cracks her way into Darlington this week. On the face of it, Calamity Jane shouldn’t be a heroine. ‘Careless with the Truth’ and a stranger to a bar of soap, she is petulant, has tantrums, is obsessive and has jealous ...

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Calamity Jane – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Director: Nikolai Foster Adapted for the stage by: Charles K. Freeman Music and Lyrics: Sammy Fain andPaul Francis Webster Reviewer: Jo Payne Far from being the calamity suggested, thisCalamity Janeis a seamless re-telling of a well-known story. Its plot, songs, design and cast combine to create an impressive feast for the senses and emotions. From the outset, the audience are ...

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Calamity Jane – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Adaptor: Charles K. Freeman Choreographer: Nick Winston Director: Nikola Foster Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard The popular film that starred Doris Day is back on the road with I’d Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger in the title rôle. Using the life of Martha Jane Cannary (the real life Calamity Jane) as a basis for this ...

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Calamity Jane – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Charles K. Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sue Collier Tonight, the town of Deadwood visits Bradford, and with it comesthe characterful, jolly rootin’ tootin’ musical Calamity Jane starringthe vibrant Jodie Prenger as Calamity Jane and Tom Lister as her sparring partner and eventual lover, Wild Bill Hickok. A sackcloth ...

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