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Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Theatre Royal, St Helens

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: John Roberts Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has, over the past 60 years, undergone several transformations since being created as a primary school show by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.  For many of those years, producer and director Bill Kenwright has toured his production almost continuously across ...

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Blood Brothers – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomson Reviewer: Dan English It is an emotional tour de force at the Orchard Theatre as Blood Brothers reaches Dartford as part of its current UK tour. Caught up among the class struggles of 1960s Liverpool, Mrs Johnstone finds herself caught in an impossible situation, carrying twins with little money or security ...

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Blood Brothers – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book, Music and Lyrics: Willy Russell Directors: Bob Thomson and Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Hannah Powell With our current political climate becoming heated by Brexit and an ever-growing divide between those at the top and those living on the bread line, now seems the perfect time to revive such a play that displays what those in desperate need can be forced ...

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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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Blood Brothers – Liverpool Empire

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Bob Thomson & Bill Kenwright Reviwer: Alisha McCracken Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers tells the tale of twins separated at birth with strong themes of class and superstition. The superstitious Mrs. Johnson (Lyn Paul) is a single mother to seven children with another on the way, however, she struggles to afford to feed the children she already has. ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Birmingham Hippodrome

Music:  Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Clare White It was the first of musical writing duo Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s creations to be produced back in the 1970s and famously launched the West End stage careers of Jason Donovan, Philip Schofield and Lee Mead. Five decades later, Joseph and his coat of many ...

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The Lady Vanishes – Cast, Doncaster

Writers: Sidney Gilliat/Frank Launder Adapted by: Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Designer: Morgan Large Reviewer: Ron Simpson What do you do if you want to make a stage version of a 1930s Alfred Hitchcock comedy thriller with wild adventures on a train for an oddly assorted couple who hate each so much they’re bound to fall in love? Well, if ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – WMC, Cardiff

Music:  Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat the musical returns to the stage con brio, with a plethora of well-known musical numbers, refreshed and rejuvenated with all its original pizzazz still in place.  The Biblical story of Joseph, betrayed by his jealous brothers and sold into slavery in ...

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