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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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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Edinburgh Playhouse

Lyrics: Tim Rice Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Edie Ranvier It’s hard to go wrong with a bit of “Joseph”. It’s coming up for fifty years since the musical, inspired by the biblical tale of Joseph and his brothers and penned by the unsurpassable double-act of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, opened for its professional premiere ...

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The Lady Vanishes – Richmond Theatre

Writer: Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder Adaptor: Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: David Guest A suspense-filled comedy thriller with tongue firmly in cheek is just the ticket for audiences who enjoy quality edge of the seat drama. The Lady Vanishes is an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1938 film, itself adapted from the 1936 mystery novel The Wheel Spins by ...

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Saturday Night Fever – Edinburgh Playhouse

Adapted for the stage by: Robert Stigwood Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Tom Ralphs A year after the touring version of Grease arrived at the Playhouse, Saturday Night Fever is now at the venue. It’s impossible not to see it as Grease’s less successful cousin. The first of the two movies that made John Travolta a household name, but the last ...

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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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Blood Brothers – St Helens Theatre Royal

Book/Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: John Roberts  At the tender age of 35, Blood Brothers is still gaining instantaneous standing ovations wherever it’s performed and at St Helens Theatre Royal, that acclaim continues. It’s no surprise really when the show's themes of class, recession, nature vs nurture and depression are still so prevalent and newsworthy. It becomes hard not to ...

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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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Dreamboats and Miniskirts – The Grand, Leeds

Writers: Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Musical Supervisor: Keith Strachan Directors: Bill Kenwright and Keith Strachan Reviewer: Janet Jepson If you wore a miniskirt and dated a dreamboat chances are that you had a lot of fun in the 1960s, as the latest offering from Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran clearly demonstrates. This Dreamboat sets sail where the last Petticoat ...

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