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West Side Story – The Royal Exchange, Manchester   

Concept:  Jerome Robbins Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim. Director:  Sarah Frankcom Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Nowadays audiences are accustomed to perceiving West Side Story as a classic musical perfect for viewing on Sunday afternoons so it is hard to accept that, when first staged, its depiction of gang violence was controversial.  Now the UK has become a racially divided ...

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NEWS: Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom to leave The Royal Exchange Theatre

After twenty years of working at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, Sarah Frankcom has announced that she is stepping down as the theatre’s Artistic Director. Frankcom joined the Company as Literary Manager in 1998; ten years later she was made Joint Artistic Director and in 2014 took up her current position as sole Artistic Director. Frankcom is leaving the Royal Exchange ...

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The Distance You Have Come – Cockpit Theatre, London

Book, Music and Lyrics: Scott Alan Director: Scott Alan Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Scott Alan’s songwriting has a definite cachet among musical theatre cabaret performers. His pensive, yearning ballads provide a great opportunity for a singer to emote and demonstrate emotional depth as part of their set. A whole evening of such numbers, though, can risk monotony. There’s an earnestness to ...

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NEWS: Boys of the Barricade to storm Charing Cross Theatre

West End star Scott Garnham (Les Miserables, Made in Dagenham, I Can't Sing) and Simon Schofield's musical theatre super-group Boys of the Barricade will officially launch with a debut concert at the Charing Cross Theatre in the heart of London's Theatreland on Sunday 26th July. The group was created to showcase some of the world’s finest male voices from the ...

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20th Century Boy – Empire Theatre, Sunderland

Writer: Peter Rowe Music &Lyrics: Marc Bolan Director: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Sensitively written by Peter Rowe, 20th Century Boy chronicles the tragically short life of glam rock star Marc Bolan, the flamboyant front man of T-Rex, from his school days through to his untimely death just before his 30th birthday. The audience are treated to an interesting story ...

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Christmas in New York – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Reviewer: Gari Davies [Rating:4] It's December, the Christmas tree has just gone up, mince pies have been made, presents bought and hastily wrapped, and finally, the time comes when you can relax and start to enjoy the festive season. For many families, this can come in the form of a panto (oh yes it can!), though for those who the ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Eden Espinosa

Best known for playing the rôle of Elphaba in the original Broadway production of Wicked and being in the original cast of Brooklyn, Eden Espinosa is coming to the UK to star in returning festive favourite Christmas in New York. Nicole Evans caught up with her to talk about the show, inspirations and the IMEAs. You are coming to the ...

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NEWS: Eden Espinosa headlines palatial return of Christmas in New York

Following a four year absence from the festive theatrical calendar, the West End’s popular seasonal concert offering Christmas in New York will return by popular demand for one night only at the Palace Theatre in London on Monday 9th December 2013, prior to which it will play its first ever regional date at the Palace Theatre in Manchester on Saturday ...

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