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Jackie The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Older and Younger Jackie together

Writer: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Choreographer: Arlene Phillips Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys At the height of its powers in the 70s, D.C. Thomson’s beloved teen magazine Jackie, had an enviable circulation of over half a million readers a week. With fashion tips, beauty secrets, celebrity gossip, photo-stories and the now infamous Cathy and Claire problem page, its loyal readership eagerly ...

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Jackie The Musical – Liverpool Empire

Older and Younger Jackie together

Writer: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: John Roberts As Jukebox Musicals go, the plot for Jackie The Musical isn’t go to set the world alight but this musical that is based on the D. C. Thompson publication from the 70s is a fun and engaging musical that packs plenty of nostalgia to give even the eldest member of the ...

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Jackie The Musical – Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Book: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Carol Lovatt Women of a certain age will instantly recognise the term Jackie and feel an affinity with this musical. Jackie was the magazine of choice when growing up in the 1970s and was packed full of advice relating to style, love and most importantly, boys. Essentially it touched on issues which previous ...

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Jackie The Musical – The Opera House, Manchester

Book: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen If you were a teenager in the 1970s, then Jackie the Musical is a production that will fill you with a sense of nostalgia and energy. In a pre-internet world, when iPhones, social media and 24 hour television were non-existent, it was Thursdays and the latest edition of Jackie (and Top ...

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Jackie the Musical – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Older and Younger Jackie together

Book: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Dominic Corr Dear Cathy &Claire, tonight I would enjoy seeing a show which manages to combine every fashion faux pas of the seventies with catchy tunes, colour and a mid-life crisis; what would you recommend? Had Cathy &Claire still existed, they may have suggested you see Jackie the Musical. Taken from the D. ...

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Jackie the Musical – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Musical Director: Dan de Cruz Choreographer: Arlene Phillips Reviewer: Janet Jepson If you are female, grew up in the sixties, seventies or eighties and lived for boys and pop music, then chances are, you were a Jackie fan. Jackie was the magazine to read, and two complete generations of teenage girls thrived on its ...

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Crush – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Book: Maureen Chadwick Music and Lyrics: Kath Gotts Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Dame Dorothea Dosserdale had a vision. She believed that girls are equally as important as boys and equally as able and should have the same opportunities to learn, develop and express themselves. She realised that dream in the progressive Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls, where ...

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High Society – The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Author: Arthur Kopit Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Sarah Forrester [Rating:3.5]   High Society is based on the 1939 comedy The Philadelphia Story – it is a vibrant production with lavish costumes and set designed by Francis O`Connor. The set is simple and stylish and is positioned on stage by members of the cast to effectively ...

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