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Amour – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Music: Michael Legrand Libretto: Didier Van Cauwelaert Adaptor: Jeremy Sams Direction: Hannah Chiswick Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Michael Legrand’s 2002 musical Amour has plenty of emotional dilemmas for its characters, but a new production at the Charing Cross Theatre will also create some for the audience. Its story is light as air, almost comic-book bonkers with roughly sketched characters and a fairly ...

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Friday Night Classics: Best of the West End – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Martin Yates Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Six weeks after its postponement due to severe wintry weather, we assemble in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on one of the hottest days of the year so far for the latest Friday Night Classics offering from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), this time celebrating the music from great West End (and Broadway) musicals. ...

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Friday Night Classics: Cole Porter – Let’s Do It – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Roderick Dunk Reviewer:  Selwyn Knight Unlike many of his songwriting contemporaries, Cole Porter wrote both music and lyrics for his songs, a fact that added an extra dimension to his writing with words and music complementing one another from the genesis of the song to the finished piece, working together in equal partnership to achieve Porter’s end. And it ...

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Guys and Dolls – Bristol Hippodrome

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer:Claire Hayes Marry the Man Today may not seem the sort of sentiment to be accepted lightly by a theatre-going audience in 2016, especially given the blatant shortcomings of the potential grooms. Hitching up with low-life crap shooters Nathan Detroit and ...

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Guys and Dolls – New Theatre, Cardiff

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer:Jaclyn Martin Even the most seasoned gamblers can find themselves playing with high stakes in the game of love – Guys and Dolls is the latest in a season of shows involving swindlers, spies and shysters at Cardiff’s New Theatre this ...

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Guys and Dolls – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music &Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Choreographer: Carlos Acosta Musical Director: Andy Massey Reviewer: Tim Frost Guys and Dolls, on paper, seems to be a great way of escaping Day five of the Brexit Blues: Possibly the greatest of the great Broadway Musicals, from the exact mid-point of the 20th Century, it offers ...

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Guys and Dolls – Milton Keynes Theatre

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer:Maggie Constable Strutting its stuff in Milton Keynes this week in good ole US musical style is Chichester Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Guys and Dolls. It is prohibition era in the Big Apple and Nathan Detroit must get some money quickly ...

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Guys and Dolls – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: R G Balgray Damon Runyon’s New York stories are firmly locked in time and place, but they crackle with energy and humour. At the King’s Theatre in Glasgow this week, the Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls goes a long way ...

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