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A Moderate Soprano – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Some rather good jokes are scattered throughout this piece. Gentle ones, polite ones. The type one could have expected in the drawing room at Totleigh Towers among the noblesse of interwar Britain. Hare, first producing this play in 2015, has captured an idea of upper-class language and humour excellently - whether ...

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The Inheritance: Part Two – Young Vic, London

Writer: Matthew Lopez Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “The only way to fix heartache is to risk more” claims the character of E. M. Forster in the second part of Matthew Lopez’s epic new play The Inheritance, and while the earlier performance was concerned with political statements and the art of narrative, the concluding half puts its characters through ...

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The Inheritance: Part One – Young Vic, London

Writer: Matthew Lopez Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The cultural impact of Tony Kusher’s 1990s epic Angels in America cannot be underestimated; a once-in-a-decade piece of theatre that actively changed our understanding of the experience of homosexuality. A year on from the National Theatre’s spectacular revival, the world premiere of Matthew Lopez’s equally epic two-part piece The Inheritance could ...

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Pinocchio – National Theatre, London

Writer: Dennis Kelly Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Richard Maguire The National’s Christmas show Pinocchio is a hybrid affair with The Fox and The Coachman played as old-fashioned pantomime villains while slickly choreographed numbers are straight out of a West End musical. But despite the cast’s best efforts, it’s the wooden actors who steal the show here. The puppet creations designed ...

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Mary Poppins – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman &Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music: George Stiles &Andrew Drewe Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Holly Spanner Cameron Mackintosh negotiated the rights to develop Pamela Travers beloved books for the stage in 1993, but it wasn’t until more than a decade later in 2004 that ...

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Mary Poppins – Theatre Royal,Plymouth

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Director: Richard Eyre Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music:, George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Reviewer: Karen Bussell Just a spoonful each of Walt Disney, Matthew Bourne, Cameron Mackintosh and Bob Crowley and there’s a practically perfect family musical in Mary Poppins. Playing to packed houses, ...

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Mary Poppins – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellows Original Music &Lyrics: Richard M Sherman and Robert E Sherman New Music and Lyrics: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Co-Creator: Cameron Mackintosh Directors: Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Lu Greer   Mary Poppins is one of those names that can be uttered to anyone, and immediately bring a childlike smile to their ...

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Mary Poppins – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music:, George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Jo Beggs Expectations are high. Thanks to a new Disney heyday over the past few years, kids are turning to the oldies and Mary Poppins is, in many households, up ...

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