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Flashdance the Musical – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Book: Tom Hedley and Robert Cary Music: Robbie Roth Lyrics: Robert Cary and Robbie Roth Director: Hannah Chiswick Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The 1983 movie Flashdance was not a musical as such – the musical numbers were self-contained music videos, enabling the film to get much promotion via the then relatively new phenomenon of MTV, spawning such 1980s classics as Irene ...

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Flashdance The Musical – Brighton Theatre Royal

Writer: Tom Hedley and Robert Cary Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer:  Cathy Swaby The vibrancy, passion and rhythm of the 1980s have once again come to UK audiences in the musical production of Flashdance; a stomping show of dazzling lights, lycra and legwarmers. For those who love the original 1983 film, nostalgically remember the decade, or are lovers of films and ...

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42nd Street – The Mayflower, Southampton

Author of the original novel: Bradford Ropes Director and co-authors: Mark Bramble and Michael Stewart Lyricist: Al Dubin Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating: 5] Set in 1933 just as the Great Depression was beginning to turn the corner, thanks to President Franklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal, this show is not so much a musical performance as an explosion of instrumental music, ...

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42nd Street – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Director: Mark Bramble Choreographer: Graeme Henderson Musical Supervisor: Gareth Williams Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating: 4.5] “Come and meet, those dancing feet, on the avenue I’m taking you to, 42nd Street” Welcome to 42nd Street, one of the most successful and longest running Broadway musicals ever, which has jauntily been brought to life for the Sheffield stage in this new touring ...

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