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Saturday Night Fever – Storyhouse, Chester

Music and lyrics: The Bee Gees Adaptors: Robert Stigwood & Bill Oakes Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Emma Dutton Dig out your dancing shoes and head down to Chester’s Storyhousethis week, where Bill Kenright and The Robert Stigwood Organisation’s Saturday Night Fever takes to stage.  The musical marks 40 years since the release of the infamous John Travolta classic; telling the story ...

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Saturday Night Fever – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Based on the Paramount / RSO film and the story by Nik Cohn Adaptor: Robert Stigwood with Bill Oakes Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Tate James Saturday Night Fever should have the audience on its feet; and, though its Disco score imbibes memories of glitter balls and light up dances floors, this new production sadly fails to excite. Those familiar with the 1977 ...

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Saturday Night Fever – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music and lyrics: The Bee Gees Adaptors: Robert Stigwood & Bill Oakes Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Daryl Holden Based on the hit film of the same name, Saturday Night Fever is a show that knows who its audience is and does very well to meet the expectations of those who come to see it. However, in this ode to disco ...

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The Glenn Miller Story – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Tommy Steele as Glenn Miller in the Glenn Miller Story

Director: Bob Tomson Choreographer: Bill Deamer Reviewer: Scott Matthewman When Major Glenn Miller’s plane disappeared in fog somewhere over the English Channel in 1944, en route from an RAF airbase to Paris, the 40-year-old trombonist and band leader was already a household name. In the 70 years since his status has risen to legendary levels. Perhaps the only surprise about ...

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NEWS: Tate & John-Wilson to headline Miss Atomic Bomb at St James’

TV Comedian Catherine Tate will join Dean John-Wilson who is soon to be joining the cast of Disney's Aladdin at the Palace Theatre in the World Premiere of new musical Miss Atomic Bomb at St James' Theatre from 7 March - 9 April 2016. The new musical has been written by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long and will ...

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Hey, Old Friends! – Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Composer and Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim Director and Choreographer: Bill Deamer Musical Director: Gareth Valentine Reviewer: Scott Stait   In his 85th year Stephen Sondheim’s legacy is still burning bright in London’s West End. In aid of The Silver Line and the Stephen Sondheim Society, this glittering birthday Charity Gala Concert gave an airing to stars of stage and screen, past ...

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The Sound of Music – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Book: Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse Director: Martin Connor Choreographer: Bill Deamer Designer: Gary McCann Reviewer: Holly Spanner With the season of musicals drawing to a close at the Grand in Leeds, the theatre has one last offering up its sleeve, and it’s here for two weeks. The Sound of Music is based on ...

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Top Hat – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Adaptors: Matthew White &Howard Jacques Choreographer: Bill Deamer Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Marina Spark The 1935 movieTop Hat, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is an iconic Hollywood classic. The musical, which was adapted for the stage five years ago, has received accolade after accolade. The 2014/15 tour is no different. As soon as the overture ...

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