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Miracle on 34th Street – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

The cast of Miracle on 34th Street

Music, Book and Lyrics: Meredith Willson Choreographer: Richard Jones Musical Director: Ben Holder Director: Paul Taylor Mills Reviewer: Pete Benson The Miracle on 34th Street musical is based on the 1947 film of the same name which has become an iconic Christmas perennial. The key to the success of the movie is the performance of Edmund Gwenn as the man ...

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NEWS: Bedella and Ingram to star in Sweeney Todd at Twickenham Theatre

West End stars David Bedella and Sarah Ingram will take on the lead rôles of Sweeney and Mrs Lovett in a new revival of Stephen Sondheim’s murderously dark comic musical Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the newly established Twickenham Theatre. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book ...

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – The Battersea Barge, London

Music and lyrics: Joe DiPietro/Jimmy RobertsDirector: Drew BakerMusical director: Ben HolderReviewer: Lucy ThackrayI Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is a musical whirlwind through the evolution of human relationships, performed by an energetic foursome, which ran in New York for more than a decade in the 90s and early Noughties (the second longest-running off-Broadway show ever). The Battersea Barge is ...

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The Mikado – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Director: Jeff Clarke Revival Director: Jenny Arnold Musical Director: Ben Holder Reviewer: Michael Gray The Mikado was always a fashion statement. All things Japanese were the rage in 1880s London, and Liberty’s, no less, dressed the original production at the Savoy. So it is absolutely appropriate that Gilbert’s tale of the cheap tailor turned executioner should start in a sweat-shop, ...

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The Mikado -The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Music: Arthur Sullivan Lyrics: W.S. Gilbert Musical Director: Ben Holder Reviewer: Sue Collier This production of The Mikado was due to start at 7:30pm, but it was only at this point that the auditorium was opened to the public and an amusing explanation announced, namely that the stage curtains would not close. The outcome of this problem turned out to ...

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NEWS: The Beautiful Game gets London revival at The Union

Over 12 years after it was seen in the West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s The Beautiful Game will receive its first London revival at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 3 April (press night Tuesday 8 April, 7.30pm) to Saturday 3 May 2014, it was announced today. On sale now. John and Del are just two regular teenagers ...

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