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Some Girl I Used to Know, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Book: Terry Ronald, Denise Van Outen Director: Michael Howcroft Reviewer: Pete Benson One woman, one script and a handful of songs from the later part of the last century. Can this all add up to an evening’s entertainment at the theatre? For the most part it can. The woman in question is Denise Van Outen, a well-known television presenter who ...

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West Side Story – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Music: Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Arthur Laurents Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Pete Benson Probably the best musical ever written; West Side Story. An iconic musical with a huge weight of history bearing down on it. Not least because of the artistic giants that created it, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and choreographer Jerome Robbins who arguably between them reinvented ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Waterside Theatre Aylesbury

Book: Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott Director: Simon Phillips Reviewer: Pete Benson [rating:3.5] Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a big glitzy, camp romp, fuelled with fantastic songs, the best of them big disco anthems. The story is about three drag artists who go on a road trip through the Australian outback to Alice Springs where Tick, played by Jason ...

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Great Expectations- Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Charles Dickens Adapter: Jo Clifford Director: Graham McLaren Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:5] Can this two-hour version of Great Expectations capture the feel and narrative thread of this great epic in so little time? Is it possible to put together a stage version that does not feel like a shallow imitation of the book? Here the answer is a resounding ...

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Blue/Orange – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Joe Penhall Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4.5] In 2011 Ambassador Theatre Group set up Theatre Royal Brighton Productions, with Christopher Luscombe at the helm, director of numerous productions including The Madness of King George III, The Rocky Horror Show and Spamalot to name but a few. Its aim was to produce three plays in 2012, each beginning ...

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Julius Caesar – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4.5] The sense of anticipation and excitement is palpable. This Julius Caesar from the RSC has started life at Stratford, been televised on the BBC and visited London before gracing Aylesbury with its presence, and at each stop reviews have been excellent. So does the production live up to its reputation ...

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NT Encore Screening: Frankenstein – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Nick Dear (Based on the novel by Mary Shelley) Director: Danny Boyle Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4] Such was the phenomenal success of this National Theatre production staged in 2011 that the filmed version is now being re-shown to satisfy demand. National Theatre have been filling cinemas and other venues throughout the UK with their National Theatre Live performances – ...

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