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Company – Aberdeen Arts Centre, Aberdeen

Book: George Furth Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Derek Anderson Musical Director: Nick Barstow Designer: Nick Corrall Reviewer: Duncan Harley If you are a big fan of Sondheim then this production of Company at Aberdeen Arts Centre is a must. If you are a big fan of the less radical and traditional Broadway style musical, then take a great ...

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Ragtime – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Book: Terence McNally Music: Stephen Flaherty Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Reviewer: Scott Matthewman EL Doctorow’s 1975 historical novel,Ragtime, set in the early years of the 20th Century, sees three (predominantly New York-based) communities – Harlem’s African-Americans, Jewish immigrants and a WASP family based in the genteel community of New Rochelle – intertwining with each other and a series of real-life figures ...

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Cats – Opera House, Manchester


Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: T S Eliot Director: Trevor Nunn Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace   There is no doubting the enduring popularity of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s feline dance musical. Considered to be a huge risk when it premiered in London in 1981, no one could have predicted that it would sustain a run of 21 years in ...

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CD REVIEW: Gypsy – 2015 London Cast Recording

Book: Arthur Laurents Lyrics: Jule Styne Music: Stephen Sondheim Reviewer: Mark Clegg Soundtracks of musical revivals have their work cut out for them to justify their existence. Why, when there is already one out there (or in the case of this musical, at least seven) would you need to produce another? The new major London revival of Gypsy - staggeringly, ...

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9 to 5 – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Patricia Resnick Music &Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:4]   Big, brash and bold. There’s absolutely nothing subtle about 9 to 5, the Dolly Parton musical. Based on the 1980 film that also spawned the famous title song, Dolly’s compositions and Patricia Resnick’s book ensure a loud and proud dose of 1979 style feminism. As ...

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9 to 5 The Musical, Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Patricia Resnick Music and Lyrics: Dolly Parton Director: Jeff Calhoun Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009 Reviewer: Gina Skillings [Rating:3.5]   Based on the 1980 film of the same name, 9 to 5 centres on three femaleoffice workers who turn the tables on their sexist, cheating, lying, bigot of ...

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9to5 the Musical – Liverpool Empire

Music &Lyrics : Dolly Parton Book: Patricia Resnick Director: Jeffrey Calhoun Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] If the standing ovation is anything to go by, then Dolly Parton's 9to5 the Musical made a rip roaring return to Merseyside following a stint earlier in the year, this time it's back with a slightly revised cast and the honour of being the official ...

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