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NYMT: The Beautiful Game  – The Other Palace, London

Book and Lyrics: Ben Elton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The second show in The National Youth Musical Theatre’s takeover of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new venue, The Other Palace, is none other than his 2000 musical The Beautiful Game, and these young actors do him proud. Their production is only on for four days, but ...

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Tonight’s The Night – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Choreographer: Denise Ranger Musical Director: Griff Johnson Reviewer: Rhiannon Lawson Jukebox musicals…you know the deal. Option the first – a musical based around the life and times of the artist, AKA Jersey Boys. Option two, a night of songs by the artist with some vague biographical thread such as Thriller. Or finally, a wonton thin story ...

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Tonight’s the Night – Bristol Hippodrome

Music: Rod Stewart Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Naomi Stevens From the lively opening number set in a garage, Tonight’s the Night starts with a bang. The audience are immediately introduced to the main characters and there is a wall of sound as the curtain goes up. The plot involves Stuart, a rather introverted and somewhat geeky ...

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Tonight’s The Night – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Choreographer: Denise Ranger Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It’s down in Gasoline Alley, Detroit. Here we meet Stuart, madly in love with garage receptionist Mary but unable to declare his love, the lovelorn lad makes a deal with the devil to trade his soul for that of his idol Rod Stewart. He then learns the ...

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Tonight’s The Night – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Music &Lyrics: Rod Stewart Book: Ben Elton Reviewer: Maggie Constable Tonight is the night at Milton Keynes theatre! Ben Elton, acclaimed comedian and writer of West End hit We Will Rock You, has penned the musical comedy Tonight’s the Night, inspired by Rod Stewart’s songs and life. The show was a huge hit in London and ...

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The Beautiful Game – Union Theatre, London

Director: Lotte Wakeham Book &Lyrics: Ben Elton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile The Beautiful Gameby Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton tells the story of Belfast in the late 60’s to the late 70’s and focusses on their under 21s football team. This passionate and charged story explores the importance of football, winning, love, loss and religion during ...

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NEWS: We Will Rock You to close in West End after 4600 performances

Having rocked over 6.5 million people in a record-breaking 12 years at the London’s Dominion Theatre, the smash hit Queen &Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You is due finally to close on 31 May 2014. Now the longest running show ever at the Dominion by a margin of nine years, the show takes its rightful place in West End ...

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Tonight’s the Night – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Pete Benson Unless you are already a Rod Stewart fan this show is going to remind you just what a talent the man is. Tonight’s the Night is really an excuse to string together a selection of Rod’s many hits and given that, you might expect the plot to be wafer thin. ...

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