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CD REVIEW: Richard Woodford – Because of You

Album cover to Richard Woodford's debut album, Because of You

Reviewer: Holly Spanner With two decades of experience in the musical theatre industry, this debut album from Richard Woodford has been long awaited. During his career, to date, he has been involved in 11 major productions and is now somewhat spoilt for choice when it comes to material. It includes a selection of tracks from shows he has performed in, ...

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Peter Pan – The Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Promo Image for Peter Pan

Writer: J M Barrie Adaptor: Christian Patterson Co-Directed by Jonathan Wilkes &Christian Patterson Reviewer: Carol Lovatt It must be Christmas as the one and only Jonathan Wilkes is back in Stoke to delight theatre goers with this year’s festive production of that all time classic tale by J M Barrie, Peter Pan. Playing Mr Smee/Nanny McSmee, entertainer Jonathan Wilkes is ...

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Starlight Express – Milton Keynes Theatre

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Choreographer &Director: Arlene Phillips Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:3.5] For the next fortnight in Milton Keynes what a treat! …. Starlight Express, the sparkling new 3D production has rollered into the theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s futuristic story of hope and love when confronted by all that life can throw at you, has amazing speed ...

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Starlight Express – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe Director and Choreography: Arlene Phillips Reviewer: Lu Greer [Rating:3]   The plot of Starlight Express certainly sets it apart from the average Lloyd Webber musical as it tells the tale of a group of toy trains in the mind of a little boy, all of which is brought to life by actors in ...

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Starlight Express – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe Additional Lyrics: David Yazbeck Direction and Choreography: Arlene Phillips Reviewer: Richard Loftus [rating:3] Starlight Express opened at the Apollo Victoria on 27 March 1984 - 29 years later, the production glides on to Bristol Hippodrome's stage providing A Whole Lotta Locomation for audiences. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express is a musical tale of ...

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Starlight Express – New Theatre, Oxford

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe Director and Choreographer: Arlene Phillips Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating: 4] This Christmas Oxford has a treat on offer. Who has not heard of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Starlight Express, which launched in 1984 and ran for years in the West End. With a national tour now taking place, Oxford has captured the ...

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Starlight Express – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend On Sea

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe Additional Music: Alistair Lloyd Webber Additional Lyrics: Davif Yazbek Director and Choreographer: Arlene Phillips Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3] It can’t be often that a small child has a West End musical dedicated to them. It’s even rarer when that child ends up writing a new song for the show's revival a couple of ...

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Starlight Express – Liverpool Empire

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe Additional Lyrics: David Yazbek Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Tim Stone [rating:4.5] Bill Kenwright’s 2012 touring production of Starlight Express has the potential to win over the even biggest of Andrew Lloyd Webber critics, not only by the complete professional and smooth musical show, but also by the enjoyable and humorous music of Mr ...

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