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Anything Can Happen! – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Composer:George Stiles Lyricist:Anthony Drewe Director:Simon Greiff Choreographer: Grace Warner Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   A brand-new musical from the Olivier-award winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Anything Can Happen! is well suited to a springtime premiere. Appropriately, this is an all-youth production by the postgraduate students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – alma mater of ...

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NEWS: Little Shop Of Horrors leads Colchester Mercury Spring 2015 season

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre has today launched details of its Spring/Summer 2015 Season. Building on the success of this year’s Made In Colchester season, the brand returns next year. In its 35th anniversary year, Willy Russell’s Educating Rita looks to be a popular choice with theatre programmers for 2015 and an in-house version will open the Made In Colchester Season in ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Liverpool Playhouse

Music/Lyrics: George Stiles &Anthony Drewe Book: Ron Cowen &Daniel Lipman Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: John Roberts Alan Bennett’s A Private Function may not seem the most suitable of films to make a stage musical out of, but thanks to the delightfully witty charm of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Betty Blue Eyes makes for a refreshing and quirky change. In ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Music &Lyrics: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Director: Graham Dickie Choreographer: Lynne Bustard Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The Dance School of Scotland's Musical Theatre students bring Betty Blue Eyes to Glasgow's Citizens Theatre, showing off the talents of its pupils in a thoroughly entertaining musical. The cast as a whole are an incredibly enthusiastic and talented bunch. The ensemble are tight ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Alan Bennett Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Sue Collier Betty Blue Eyes is a musical comedy based on the marvellous 1984 film‘A Private Function’ which starred Maggie Smith and Michael Palin. While this is quite a cast to live up to, this challenge was more than met during a lively performance in Leeds where ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 9th June 2014

The week may have started by celebrating the biggest hits of commercial theatre across the water on Broadway with the 2014 Tony Awards and the best of Scottish Theatre at the CATS but that doesn't mean there isn't anything exciting still happening this week, in fact its a feast of productions that have been given a new lick of paint ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Oxford Playhouse

Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Book: Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Fergus Morgan In 1947, although conflict had ceased two years previously, Britain was still living in the economic shadow of the Second World War. Clement Attlee was Prime Minister, the National Health Service was being established, and a 21 year-old Princess Elizabeth was preparing ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman Director: Daniel Buckroyd Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage 1947 austerity arrived at Salisbury Playhouse in the form of the new touring production of Betty Blue Eyes, a musical composed by George Stiles and his lyricist partner Anthony Drewe. Based on the book by writers Ron Cowan and Daniel Lipman this ...

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