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H R Haitch – The Union Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Maz Evans Music: Luke Bateman Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the run-up to this weekend’s royal wedding, there has been plenty of commentary about a fresh-start for the Windsors, as a new and very different young woman marries into our most illustrious family. There is no better time then for the Union Theatre to stage ...

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Billy Elliot – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book and Lyrics: Lee Hall Music: Elton John Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer:  James Garrington Billy Elliot has been a long time coming to Birmingham – but now it’s on its first tour after a lengthy run in the West End, and it’s certainly been worth the wait. This is a show that ticks all the boxes. As the 1984/5 miners’ ...

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Billy Elliot The Musical – The Mayflower, Southampton

Director: Stephen Daldry Writer: Lee Hall Music: Elton John Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage There are some tales that quickly become a part of the collective cultural consciousness and it's as though they've always been with us. The story of Billy Elliot, the frustrated boy who becomes a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet is one of those. Stephen Daldry's 2000 film ...

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ScottishWidows– White Bear Theatre, London

Writer: Grae Cleugh Director: Andy Dickinson Reviewer: Jon Wainwright The hessian sheets that cover the floor and rear wall of the White Bear Theatre create a beige world of bereavement. The lack of colour evokes the absence of the loved one in the life of the partner left behind, the rough weave the raw, hairshirt suffering that makes up the ...

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The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes – Hoxton Hall, London

Writer, Composer and Lyricist: Leslie Bricusse Director: Luke Fredericks Choreographer: Lee Proud Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:5] It begins from the moment you step through the doors into the old music hall. Cast members are up and about, walking through the incoming audience and guiding you to a seat, telling you that you are “In for a great show an' no ...

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