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Miss Saigon – Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Book & Lyrics: Alain Boublil Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Dominic Corr Before the likes of Wicked or The Lion King, Miss Saigon stood as one of the West End’s epic musicals.  Heavily influenced by Madame Butterfly and with the legendary creative team of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, it’s no wonder many adore this musical. In many ways ...

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The Tempest – Birmingham Hippodrome

The Tempest_BRB, Prospero; Iain Mackay, Miranda; Jenna Roberts, Ferdinand; Joseph Caley, Ariel; Mathias Dingman, Trinculo; James Barton, Stephano; Valentin Olovyannikov, Caliban; Tyrone Singleton, Antonio; Domonic Antonucci, Juno; Delia Mathews, Ceres; Celine Gittens, Iris; Yvette Knight, Pan; Tzu_Chao Chou,

Choreographer:David Bintley Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Over 30 years in the making, Birmingham Royal Ballet premieres a new version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest400 years after his death. Choreographed by company director David Bintley and with an entirely original score by Sally Beamish, the production offers visual spectacle and superb dancing within a largely faithful adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play. Alonso, ...

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Miss Saigon – Prince Edward Theatre, London

Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Richard Maltby Jnr. &Alain Boublil Book: Alain Boublil &Claude-Michel Schönberg Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: John Roberts Making a welcome return to London, 15 years after it finished its original record breaking run at Drury Lane, Miss Saigon has once again landed in the West End and has HIT written all over. Director Laurence Connor, the mastermind ...

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Opera North: Macbeth – The Lowry, Salford

Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave ( after Shakespeare) Music: Giuseppe Verdi Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave Director: Tim Albery Conductor:Tobias Ringborg Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace Premiering in 1847, Verdi’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s murderous tale of greed is one of those operas that, while treated respectfully by most major opera companies, crops up much less often than Verdi’s more popular and arguably superior operas ...

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NEWS: Casting for From Here To Eternity confirmed

Producers have today announced casting for the eagerly anticipated new musical From Here to Eternity, the world premiere of Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson’s new stage musical which begins previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 30 September. Darius Campbell (Chicago, West End) will play Warden, Siubhan Harrison (Grease, West End) will play Lorene, Robert Lonsdale (Anna Christie, Donmar Warehouse) will ...

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NEWS: A princely home for Miss Saigon

It comes as no surprise to anyone that FINALLY it’s been announced that Miss Saigon will make a long awaited return to the West End to The Prince Edward theatre in May 2014 – almost 25 years since the original production opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Following the announcement last week that Jersey Boys would be moving home ...

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The Makropulos Case – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Music &Lyrics: Leos Janacek Director: Tom Cairns Conductor: Richard Farnes Reviewer: Iain Sykes [Rating:4.5] Legal proceedings, intrigue, virtual immortality, and a talented diva all seem unlikely subject for opera but in Leos Janacek’s The Makropulos Case, based on Karel Capek’s 1922 play of the same name, they combine perfectly into an opera which starts in a dull legal office and ...

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Carousel – Barbican Theatre, London

Music: Richard Rodgers Book And Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Director: Jo Davies Choreographer: Kay Shepherd and Kim Brandstrup Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5] Purists may sniff at an opera company turning its hand to the work of Rodgers &Hammerstein but, in Opera North’s sublime revival of Carousel, it is the audience who end up sniffing away tears. Of all the Rodgers ...

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