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Chicago – Bristol Hippodrome

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer:Naomi Stevens 1920s Chicago. Murder. Fame. The days when Chicago was a mix of prohibition era criminality and the excitement of Jazz. The story is based around both – a prison full of murderesses whose crimes were mostly committed under the influence of illegal alcohol and easy access to ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Bristol Hippodrome

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Writers: Stephan Elliot, Allan Scott Director: Simon Phillips Co-Choreographers: Ross Coleman and Andrew Hallsworth Reviewer:Chris Oldham Based on the 1994 cult Australian film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert begins inside a glitter ball, exploding onto the stage in a carnival of colour and light. It tells the story of two drag queens Tick/Mitzi (Duncan James), and Adam/Felicia (Adam Bailey), and ...

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Mamma Mia! – Bristol Hippodrome

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Composers and Lyricists:Benny Andersson &Björn Ulvaeus Writer:Catherine Johnson Director:Phyllida Lloyd Musical Supervisor:Martin Koch Choreographer:Anthony Van Laast Reviewer: Bethany Steer   As overwhelmingly cheesy as a gooey melted Camembert, and just as delicious, Mamma Mia! kicked off its UK tour this week in Bristol. The musical stage production tells the story of a young girl’s quest to find her true father, ...

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WNO: The Marriage of Figaro – Bristol Hippodrome

Figaro - David Stout and Susanna - Anna Devin

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Librettist:Lorenzo Da Ponte English Translation: Jeremy Sams Conductor: Timothy Burke Director: Tobias Richter Reviewer: Claire Hayes   Welsh National Opera brings The Marriage of Figaro to Bristol as part of its spring season, Figaro Forever, featuring one of opera’s best known comic characters. Mozart’s much-loved masterpiece is the second in this trio of works, sandwiched chronologically ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – Bristol Hippodrome

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer and Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Claire Hayes   It‘s the Brothers Grimm fairytale that enchanted so many childhoods, the Disney film rewound until the video tape wore thin, but Matthew Bourne audaciously reinvents the classical ballet of Sleeping Beauty for an audience all too familiar with its content. By immersing himself in all the versions ...

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Thriller Live – Bristol Hippodrome

The cast of Thriller Live

Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Chris Oldham   Michael Jackson never did anything by halves. His live shows were full of pyrotechnics, special effects and groundbreaking dance moves that had the world enthralled. As tribute shows go then, the bar for Thriller Live couldn’t really have been set any higher. The most immediate indication that the production might not ...

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Avenue Q – Bristol Hippodrome

Avenue Q cast 2016 tour

Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book: Jeff Whitty Director &Choreographer: Cressida Carré Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Avenue Q became something of a cult hit on both sides of the Atlantic first in New York in 2003 and the West End in 2006. It’s not hard to see why; a filthy and rude puppet show, sharp and witty ...

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The Last Tango – Bristol Hippodrome

flavia cacace vincent simone last tango

Director: Karen Bruce Choreographer: Karen Bruce, Flavia Cacace, Vincent Simone Reviewer: Naomi Stevens   A trip down Memory Lane is in store for audiences heading to see The Last Tango. In a final touring production, world champion dancers Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace showcase a variety of dances via a simple yet beautiful story of two people in love. Supported ...

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