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Sunny Afternoon – Bristol Hippodrome

UK Touring cast of Sunny Afternoon

Writer: Ray Davies/Joe Penhall Composer: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Tim Wright “It doesn’t sound like Merseybeat, it doesn’t sound like anyone.” is the knowing reaction from Ray’s sister in the opening of Sunny Afternoon after hearing the band for the first time. It’s a pretty safe bet that a musical containing the calibre of songs like Lola and ...

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Not Dead Enough – Bristol Hippodrome

Director: Ian Talbot Author: Peter James Stage Adaption: Shaun McKenna Review: Laura Hesketh Murder, mystery and DS Roy Grace come to Bristol in Not Dead Enough, the third instalment of Peter James’ successful detective novels, as the author reunites once again with Shaun McKenna and Olivier award-winning director Ian Talbot. DS Roy Grace, played by EastEnders star Shane Richie, has ...

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Cinderella – Bristol Hippdrome

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Anthony Houghton Reviewer: Kris Hallett Strawberries and cream at Wimbledon. Rule Britannia at The Last Night Of The Proms. The English football team disappointing at a major football tournament. Yelling he’s behind you in a full theatre over the Christmas season. Some things are quintessentially British and no other theatre ecology in the world embraces the ...

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Akram Khan’s Giselle – Bristol Hippodrome

Composer: Vincenzo Lamagna after the original score by Adolphe Adam Orchestration and conductor: Gavin Sutherland Director and choreographer: Akram Khan Reviewer: Claire Hayes Huge anticipation has surrounded English National Ballet’s latest production of Giselle – especially since Akram Khan was confirmed as its choreographer. Having previously collaborated with ENB to choreograph Dust as part of 2014’s World War One commemoration ...

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WNO: Macbeth – Bristol Hippodrome

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Conductor: Adriy Yurkevych Reviewer: Kris Hallett The King is Dead! Long live the King! Just like in the Shakespearean telling, Verdi’s operatic version of the Scottish play sticks close to the parallel journeys its protagonists go on, Macbeth from unsure war hero to despotic dictator and his wife from cold-eyed pragmatist to tragic heroine. Just like the ...

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The Merchant of Venice – Bristol Hippodrome

Composer: André Tchaikowsky Libretto : John O’Brien after William Shakespeare Conductor: Lionel Friend Director: Keith Warner Reviewer: Claire Hayes WNO’s English premiere of André Tchaikowsky’s opera The Merchant of Venice powerfully illuminates the story’s original themes of prejudice, tribalism and anti-Semitism. Keith Warner’s production, first performed at the Bregenz Festival in Austria in 2013, forms part of WNO’s 2016 Autumn ...

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Sister Act: The Musical – Bristol Hippodrome

Alexandra Burke and Jon Robyns in Sister Act 2016 UK tour

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book: Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner Director: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Chris Oldham Less than a year after starring as superstar Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, Alexandra Burke is back at the Bristol Hippodrome playing a very different kind of diva in Craig Revel Horwood’s new production of Sister Act. Burke is Deloris Van ...

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Footloose: The Musical – Bristol Hippodrome

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Director: Racky Plews Stage Adapation: Dean Pritchard and Walter Bobbie Choreographer: Matthew Cole Musical Director: David Keech Reviewer:Laura Hesketh A Hollywood hit and cultural sensation, Footloose grossed US$80 million, knocked Michael Jackson’s albumThriller off of the number one spot, and collected Oscar and Golden Globe nominations in the process. Now Dean Pritchard and Walter Bobbie’s extravaganza Footloose: The Musical returns ...

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