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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Two boys reaching out either side of a barbed wire fence

Music: Gary Yershon Choreographer/Director: Daniel de Andrade Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   John Boyne’s book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas imagines the world of Nazi Germany through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy, Bruno, whose father is promoted to oversee ‘Out-With’ (a misunderstanding of the name of the concentration camp at Auschwitz). Bruno strikes up a friendship with a Jewish boy ...

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Jane Eyre – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017 Royal National Theatre

Writer: Charlotte Brontë Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Originally staged in two parts at Bristol Old Vic, Sally Cookson’s collaborative adaptation of Jane Eyre won acclaim in a single, three-hour form at the National Theatre. It is due to return to London in September, following this current tour which has now arrived in Aylesbury. Jane Eyre is often presented as a Gothic ...

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Swan Lake – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Swan Lake from St Petersburg Ballet Theatre

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Marina Medvetskaya Reviewer:  Scott Matthewman Considered a flop when first performed, it was only a restaging after Tchaikovsky's death that propelled Swan Lake to the position of one of classical ballet's most beloved pieces. Northern Ballet opened Aylesbury's Waterside Theatre with their reinterpretation of the ballet back in 2010, but Marina Medvetskaya's St Petersburg Classic Ballet company stick to the ...

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Aladdin – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Chris Nelson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Michelle Collins last appeared in EastEnders in 1998, which would explain some of the confusion on the faces of the under-18s the Waterside theatre's audience every time the Genie of the Ring makes another reference to Albert Square. But that's a rare misstep in Eric Potts's script for Aladdin, which provides ...

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The Woman in Black – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

A scene from The Woman In Black by Susan Hill @ Fortune Theatre.

Writer: Stephen Mallatratt, from the novel by Susan Hill Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Originally conceived as a cheap Christmas ghost story for Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre, The Woman in Black's low-budget staging moved into the West End in 1989 and has remained at the Fortune Theatre ever since, becoming one of London's longest running plays. Its touring equivalent suffers ...

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Little Shop of Horrors – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sam Lupton as Seymour and Stephanie Clift as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors.

Book and Lyrics: Howard Ashman Music: Alan Menken Director: Tara Louis Wilkinson Reviewed: Scott Matthewman Before Howard Ashman and Alan Menken revitalised the Disney musical starting with The Little Mermaid, they took the off-Broadway world by storm with their comedy musical retelling of a B-movie about an extraterrestrial carnivorous plant that grows to enormous size when fed on human blood. ...

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That’s Entertainment – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thats Entertainment cast

Director and Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Anybody watching an ITV talent show will, at some point, have heard Simon Cowell or any one of the other interchangeable judges decry some performance as "a bit cruise ship". Quite apart from the suspicion that none of those judges have ever set foot on a cruise ship, let alone made the ...

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Chicago – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Book: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer: Scott Matthewman 1920s Chicago, a world of gangsters represented by grungy sets and hairy, overweight men and wom... Nah, you know better, right? Chicago is one of the most visually familiar musicals of our age, its tight-fitting and revealing costumes showing off the lithe ...

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