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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Dan Gillespie Sells Director: Robert Hastie Choreographer: Darragh O’Leary Reviewer: Janet Jepson “The course of true love never did run smooth”, so goes the most quoted line from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A sentiment totally echoed in real life, but never so true as in this magical tale of both fairy and human love affairs. It ...

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Calamity Jane – The Curve, Leicester

Book: Charles K Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: James Garrington When originally released in 1953, the film version of Calamity Jane was immensely popular, with a combination of good musical numbers and the casting of Doris Day and Howard Keel in the central rôles. Like the film, this production features some well-known faces: ...

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Calamity Jane – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Charles K. Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The strangest fact about the stage musical of Calamity Jane is that is has never been staged in either the West End or Broadway despite numerous sell-out tours of both the US And UK. Loosely based on tales from the life of Martha ...

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Calamity Jane – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Charles K Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Calamity Jane whip cracks her way into Darlington this week. On the face of it, Calamity Jane shouldn’t be a heroine. ‘Careless with the Truth’ and a stranger to a bar of soap, she is petulant, has tantrums, is obsessive and has jealous ...

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Calamity Jane – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Adaptor: Charles K. Freeman Choreographer: Nick Winston Director: Nikola Foster Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard The popular film that starred Doris Day is back on the road with I’d Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger in the title rôle. Using the life of Martha Jane Cannary (the real life Calamity Jane) as a basis for this ...

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