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Love Me Tender – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book: Joe DiPietro Music: Inspired by the songs of Elvis Presley Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys This seemingly ‘new’ musical is actually a decade old, starting life on Broadway in 2005 as All Shook Up, it has been freshened up by director and choreographer Karen Bruce and is now touring the UK prior to a hopeful West End transfer as Love Me ...

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Love Me Tender – Bristol Hippodrome

Writer: Joe DiPietro Choreographer and Director: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Beth Steer Brought to the stage by the producers of Hairspray, West Side Story and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Love Me Tender is a feel-good story featuring Elvis Presley’s greatest musical hits. Set in “some-small-you-never-heard-of-it-town-somewhere-in-the-midwest”, the production tells the story of Chad (Ben Lewis), an Elvis-based character, whose presence gets ...

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Love Me Tender – Opera House, Manchester

Book: Joe Dipietro Director: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Lauren Maughn I couldn’t help falling in love with Love Me Tender. It’s a flashback to an era where rock n’ roll, blue suede shoes and post-war glamour led the way, with Love Me Tender capturing that time in our past perfectly. When Chad (Ben Lewis), a guitar playing Elvis inspired guy, complete ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Ben Lewis

Ben Lewis is perhaps best known in the UK as the man behind the mask in the DVD version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, but the actor is veteran of many stage musicals in his native Australia. Currently Lewis is starring in the West End transfer of Forbidden Broadway and spoke to The Public Reviews’ Glen Pearce shortly ...

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Thérèse Raquin – Finborough, London

Writer: Émile Zola Adaptor / Director: Nona Shepphard Composer: Craig Adams Reviewer: Tom Finch Thérèse Raquin is a young woman married to her rather dull husband and his overbearing mother working in the family haberdashery. Before long a handsome man from her husbands childhood appears and a whirlwind romance leads to a tragic ending.Staged on Laura Cordery’s superbly claustrophobic set, ...

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NEWS: Julie Atherton to lead Thérèse Raquin at Finborough

Following the sell-out success of its workshop as part of Vibrant 2012 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and as part of the Finborough Theatre’s acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Thérèse Raquin Written by Craig Adams (Music) and Nona Shepherd (Book/Lyrics/Direction) opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough ...

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Dinner – Baron’s Court Theatre, London

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Adam Morris Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3] Well we’ve all been there haven’t we? The dinner party from Hell! This revival of Moira Buffini’s black comedy, first seen at the National in 2002, allows us to squirm in horror at the ghastly food and even more ghastly conversation while staying sufficiently removed so as not have to ...

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