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Fiver – Southwark Playhouse, London

Book, music and lyrics: Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees Director: Tom Lees Reviewer: Stephen Bates The Small space at Southwark Playhouse is turning into fertile territory for new British musicals. Just a few weeks after The Curious Case of Benjamin Button emerged as, arguably, the fringe hit of 2019, here comes a refreshing offering from a young team that ...

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Aliens Love Underpants – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Writer: Claire Freedman &Ben Cort Adaptor: Adam Bampton-Smith Reviewer: Nicole Evans “Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here’s a big surprise…” are familiar words that everybody in the audience (both the under 8’s and adults alike) could likely recite in their sleep, making any performance based on the well known ...

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Apartment 40C – St James Theatre Studio, London

Book and Lyrics: Ray Rackham Music: Tom Lees Director: Ray Rackham Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Although set in New York City, new musical Apartment 40C is a wholly British production. Created by Ray Rackham and Tom Lees, joint artistic directors of Fulham’s London Theatre Workshop, the musical was first work-shopped and produced at LTW in 2014, and is now enjoying a ...

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Whistle Down the Wind – The Union Theatre, London

Book: Mary Hayley Bell Composer and Lyricist: Richard Taylor Adaptor: Russell Labey Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Scott Stait As Christmas nears, the children of a small Lancashire village in the late 1950s discover a man they believe to be Jesus Christ living in a barn, and endeavor to keep it a secret until the time is right. A show that ...

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