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The Mousetrap – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

2016 Touring company of The Mousetrap

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Everybody knows of The Mousetrap, of course. The production at London's St Martins Theatre holds the record for being the longest-running theatre production anywhere in the world, having opened in 1952 (in the neighbouring Ambassadors Theatre, transferring to its current home in 1974). And yet, despite its long run, it seems ...

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The Charlie Chaplin Story – Aylesbury Waterside

Chaplin: The Charlie Chaplin Story

Book: Stuart Price Music: Jake Field Reviewer: Scott Matthewman As one of the silent movie era's biggest stars, Charlie Chaplin managed to combine comic clowning with an eye for visually emotive storytelling like no other. This new musical looks at the actor's early years in Hollywood, as well as looking back into his childhood learning his craft on the stages ...

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Jane Eyre – Aylesbury Waterside

Choreographer:Cathy Marston Reviewer: Scott Matthewman For a novel that is widely and accurately regarded as one of English literature’s greatest, renowned for Charlotte Brontë’s expressive language, it is perhaps remarkable that the speechless world of ballet has produced such a faithful, striking adaptation of Jane Eyre. But the story of Jane and her life, from before her time at Lowood ...

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Menopause the Musical – Aylesbury Waterside

Menopause the Musical Tour 2016 Linda Nolan Cheryl Fergison Ruth Berkeley Rebecca Wheatley

Writer:Jeanie Linders Director:Richie Hayes Reviewer: Scott Matthewman There are, it must be said, precious few musicals which even feature older women, let alone include some of the personal issues that those of a certain age may face. So in one sense, Menopause: The Musical is the much-needed filling of a gap. Unfortunately, the lack of competition in this field also ...

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Woody Sez – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

The cast of Woody Sez

Writers: David M Lutken and Nick Corley Director: Nick Corley Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The latest in a long line of musicals that tell a story of a performer through their music, Woody Sez celebrates the life of American folk legend Woody Guthrie. Growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma, Guthrie experienced first hand the realities of life during America’s ...

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Let It Be – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Cast of Let It Be Tour 2016

Creative Superviser: Keith Strachan Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Attempts to wrestle a single artist or band’s back catalogue into a form that can provide an entertaining evening of theatrical entertainment have seen various attempts over the years. From the biographical works that play the songs in context (Jersey Boys, Beautiful, Sunny Afternoon) to constructed plays that insert well-known hits into a ...

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Annie – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

ANNIE - Jonny Fines as 'Rooster', Lesley Joseph as 'Miss Hannigan' and Djalenga Scott as 'Lily'.

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   Since opening on Broadway in 1977, Annie has played in several West End runs and spawned countless new productions all over the world. West Yorkshire Playhouse’s touring production uses the strapline “the world’s most popular family musical”, and it’s a piece of hyperbole with ...

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Private Lives – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Private Lives - Richard Teverson, Laura Rogers, Tom Chambers, Charlotte Ritchie

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   Noël Coward’s 1930 comedy Private Lives is widely regarded as one of his comic masterpieces. Starting with two divorcees discovering, to their horror, that they are honeymooning with their respective new spouses in adjoining hotel suites, Coward’s script contains plenty of smart one-liners and deft send-ups of the social mores ...

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