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Little Women – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Book:  Alan Knee Lyrics: Mindi Dickstein Music: Jason Howland Director: Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: Richard Hall In less than two years, Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre has become a byword for high quality, accessible, musical theatre. At the heart of the venue’s runaway success are its owners Joseph Houston and Willian Whelton. The dynamic duo has deservedly received widespread acclaim for the ...

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Hair – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Book and Lyrics: Gerome Ragni and James Rado Music:  Galt MacDermott Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Richard Hall First staged nearly 50 years ago, Hair, is the quintessential 60s “hippy musical”. With its origins in flower power and fierce opposition to the Vietnam War, Hair, was first produced at the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre, later transferring to Broadway where it ...

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The MGM Story – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Writer: Chris Burgess Director and Choreographer: Matthew Cole Musical Director: Charlie Ingles Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Expecting a catalogue show of classic MGM numbers is a good enough reason to make the trip up the Highgate hill to see this. However, that expectation will be cracked wide apart by an intelligent, very interesting and sweet look at one of the powerhouses ...

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Parade – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Parade at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre

Music &Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Book: Alfred Uhry Director: James Baker Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby At the crux of Parade is the sense of fetid failure in the Southern States of America at the start of the 20th Century. The decades of resentment since they lost the Civil War have incubated a prejudice not just to African Americans, but to ...

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NEWS: The Toxic Avenger gets European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse

The Toxic Avenger

The creative team behind Memphis will be staging the European Premiere of The Toxic Avenger at Southwark Playhouse this Spring, produced by Aria Entertainment The Toxic Avenger has a book by Joe DiPietro and music by David Bryan and tells the tale of Toxie,a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. He’s out to save ...

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NEWS: Forever Plaid to play St James Theatre Studio

London audiences will have the chance to see one of America’s most popular musicals, with Aria Entertainment and Guy James announcing a three week run of Forever Plaid at the St James Theatre Studio this April. Forever Plaidwas first performed off-Broadway in 1990 and continues to be performed internationally and was made into a film in 2008. The producing team ...

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NEWS: From Page to Stage returns for 2016

Following another successful season this year, producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment has today announced From Page to Stage will return for 2016 The Season of new musicals will run again again at the Tristan Bates Theatre fromOctober 31-December 3 2016. The 2015 season saw three rehearsed staged reading opportunities, one headline musical, a gala performance, and the celebration of ...

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NEWS: Jonathan Larson celebrated in new West End gala concert

RENT composer Jonathan Larson will be celebrated in a new gala concert in London's West End on the 20th anniversary of his untimely passing. Seasons of Larson will be produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Guy James and be presented at The Lyric Theatre on Monday, 25 January 2016 and promises to "explore how Larson became a voice ...

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