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Annie – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Molly Knox Annie at the King’s Theatre presents a dynamic, sharp and vibrant production of a beloved story of a plucky orphan’s resolve and hope in finding her parents, in the face of greed, spite and bitterness. Director Nikolai Foster’s vision of the show is a similar ...

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Annie – Storyhouse, Chester

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: John Roberts There are not many individual productions that have had the same longevity of run and success that Nikolai Foster’s production of Annie has secured. Originally opening at The West Yorkshire Playhouse (Now Leeds Playhouse) in 2011, the show then toured the UK before a residency ...

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Annie – Bristol Hippodrome

Writer: Thomas Meeham Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nicolai Foster Reviewer: Francesca Parker The classic rags-to-riches story has once again been brought to life on stage. Despite being set in New York at the time of the Great Depression, Annie is the anything but downbeat. The heart-warming tale of a young orphan whose life changed irrevocably after a chance encounter, ...

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Annie – Opera House, Manchester

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Direct from London’s West End, Annie– the much-loved tale of a red-headed orphan whose hard knock life is turned around in a twist of good fate – has officially opened as a touring production in Manchester. Set in the time of the Great Depression, this musical is anything ...

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London Film Festival:  The Fight

Writer and Director: Jessica Hynes Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The filming process can change a story considerably, so while Jessica Hynes’ directorial debut was meant to be a Strictly Ballroom-like comedy about a mother falling in love with boxing, the script developed into a multi-layered family drama about fear, dysfunction and shaking-off the past, a story, Hynes explained at its London ...

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3 Women –Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Katy Brand Director: Michael Yale Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones 3 Women is writer Katy Brand’s at-times bitingly funny take on feminism and women’s rights, told through the eyes of a grandmother (Anita Dobson), a mother (Debbie Chazen), and a daughter (Maisie Richardson-Sellers). On the eve of her wedding, 40-something Suzanne (Chazen) finds herself plonked in a plush hotel suite with ...

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Hey, Old Friends! – Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Composer and Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim Director and Choreographer: Bill Deamer Musical Director: Gareth Valentine Reviewer: Scott Stait   In his 85th year Stephen Sondheim’s legacy is still burning bright in London’s West End. In aid of The Silver Line and the Stephen Sondheim Society, this glittering birthday Charity Gala Concert gave an airing to stars of stage and screen, past ...

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She Stoops To Conquer – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Oliver Goldsmith Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Claire Hayes Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer Season has launched some notable productions, with last year’s Hay Fever starring Felicity Kendal – and also directed by Lindsay Posner – currently playing in the West End. For 2015, the season kicks off with Oliver Goldsmith’s 1773 popular comedy of manners, She Stoops to Conquer. Perhaps ...

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