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The Craig Christie Songbook – St James Theatre Studio, London

Reviewer: Christopher Owen [rating:4] Craig Christie is best known for his score of the Eurovision-parodying musical Eurobeat which graced the West End stage a few years back, but this evening instead held none of the glitterball comedy that show had. An assured occasion, more along the lines of a showcase than a cabaret, which featured Christie’s lesser known work and ...

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John Bucchino and Friends – St.James’ Theatre Studio, London

Composer/Lyricist: John Bucchino Reviewer: Leon Paul [rating:5] Musical theatre composer John Bucchino returned to the London stage to perform songs from his catalogue of impressive &expressive repertoire, ably &at times movingly accompanied by a plethora of fantastic international performers.The informal cabaret evening held in the beautiful surroundings of The St James’ Theatre’s Studio was full to the brim with fellow ...

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Next Thing You Know – Landor Theatre, London

Music: Joshua Salzman Book and Lyrics: Ryan Cunninham Director: Robert McWhir Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:2.5] The co-writers’ programme note explains the genesis of the fatal flaw from which this piece finds it very hard to recover. They had, they say, never intended to write a narratively based musical. They wanted to create a song cycle. They shouldn’t have changed course ...

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Radio Times The Musical – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Book: Abi Grant &Alex Armitage Music: Noel Gay Choreographer: Alistair David Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:4.5] Radio Times The Musical is a joyous, overtly enjoyable and unforgettable show to watch, that leaves you uplifted and chock-full delightful, warm, entertaining memories. The show is set within Piccadilly’s Criterion Theatre during 1940’s war-torn London. The audience initially view the ...

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Radio Times – Richmond Theatre, London

Music: Noel Gay Book: Abi Grant and Alex Armitage Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: JohnnyFox [rating:4] You’ve never heard of Reg Armitage from Wakefield, have you? Much less heard that he was one of Britain’s most prolific composer-lyricists in the years between the two World Wars or that Sheridan Morley described him as the nearest thing Britain had to a home-grown ...

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Radio Times – Derby Theatre

Music: Noel Gay Book: Abi Grant and Alex Armitage Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4.5] As the nights are drawing in, what could be better than spending an evening enjoying the warm glow of some good, old-fashioned entertainment? Radio Times tells the story of a group of wartime radio entertainers, about to broadcast to America for the first time. ...

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Radio Times – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Noel Gay Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: Sue Dixon [rating:5] Radio Times is an utterly delightful and entertaining musical – a toe tapping frolic through a live broadcast variety show from the past. Anyone in the audience of the atmospheric Royal Theatre, Northampton must have felt like a time traveller, transported to a BBC theatre during the blitz while the ...

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