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Aladdin – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Thom Sutherland Reviewer: Dan English With a dramatic start, Dartford’s pantomime offering this year, Aladdin, tries to put punters in the festive mood with this visually stunning production. The Orchard Theatre’s seasonal selection, directed by Thom Sutherland, sees Aladdin (Alexis Gerred) attempt to escape the clutches of his nemesis Abanazar (Marti Pellow), all while trying to ...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Jonny Bowles Reviewer: Dan English Seasoned entertainer Joe Pasquale returns for yet another seasonal offering in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the pantomime at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre. As the loveably hapless Muddles, Pasquale leads a delightful cast across the highly enjoyable production, marking the beginning of the festive period. The production continues the trend at ...

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Green Day’s American Idiot – Arts Theatre, London

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer:Tom Finch From the moment the audience enters the auditorium of the Arts Theatre there's no getting away from the setting of Sell A Door's production of this anarchic musical byGreen Day. With moody punks dotted around the house and clips ...

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American Idiot – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Cast of American Idiot UK Tour 2016

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Producing a concept album in 2004 was a brave move for US pseudo-punks Green Day. It isn't hyperbole to describe that album, American Idiot, as culturally significant in US rock history, winning a Grammy Award in 2005 and ...

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Green Day’s American Idiot – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Cast of American Idiot UK Tour 2016

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Christy Ku   Punk rock as musical theatre – sounds ridiculous? It couldn’t possibly work – but it does. The award-winning musical takes its title and music from Green Day’s multimillion-selling concept album American Idiot and uses a few tracks ...

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American Idiot – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Cast of the 2016 UK Touring Cast of American Idiot

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: James Garrington There is a saying that you should hit the audience right between the eyes when the curtain goes up, and American Idiot certainly follows that advice. Following a few quiet moments of video setting the scene, a cloth is pulled ...

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Our House – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Peter Rowe Music and Lyrics: Madness Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:3.5] You’d be forgiven for presuming that a musical based on the hits of Madness would just be an excuse for a glorified sing along, however Our House, the brainchild of front man Suggs himself, is much much more than that. In the middle of the stage ...

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Our House – Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Tim Firth Music &Lyrics: Madness Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:3.5] Striving to be more Blood Brothers than Jersey Boys, Tim Firth’s musical Our House based around the music of Madness, ultimately fails to fall into either camp. Neither dramatic play with music or full-blown jukebox musical it is an odd hybrid which sits uneasily between the two. ...

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