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Beautiful – Liverpool Empire

Book: Douglas McGrath Music/Lyrics: Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil Director: Marc Bruni Reviewer: John Roberts “These songs are about me, and who better to sing them than myself” A powerful statement that is delivered towards the middle of Act Two, when Carole King, here played with an assured and confident performance from Bronté Barbé realises that actually, ...

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Douglas McGrath Music & Lyrics: Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann Director: Marc Bruni Reviewer: Maggie Constable Winner of Tony, Olivier and Grammy awards, Beautiful The Carole King Musical wends its way to Milton Keynes Theatre this week, its second stop on this leg of its U.K tour. The London production at the Aldwych Theatre has ...

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Dead Sheep – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Steve Nallon in Dead Sheep

Writer: Jonathan Maitland Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: James Garrington Every leader – political or otherwise – should be afraid of their Geoffrey. The Geoffrey in question is Geoffrey Howe, one time Chancellor and Foreign Secretary, and staunch supporter of Margaret Thatcher. Never a political firebrand, and an uneasy speaker, he was a politician who lacked the charisma ever to catch ...

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Dead Sheep – CAST, Doncaster

Steve Nallon in Dead Sheep

Writer: Jonathan Maitland Director: Ian Talbot Designer: Morgan Large Reviewer: Ron Simpson The outward and visible signs are that Dead Sheep is a satire: the title based on Denis Healey’s famous gibe, the presence in the cast of Steve Nallon, once Spitting Image’s outrageously accurate Mrs. Thatcher, even the “Very Funny” press comment in the publicity material. But it is ...

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Storm in a Flower Vase – Arts Theatre, London

Writer: Anton Burge Director: Alan Strachan Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:3.5] Storm in a Flower Vase is a detailed and interesting portrayal of the life of Constance Spry. By focusing on just a few years of Spry’s life (1932-36) Anton Burge has written a tender but revealing play about a very interesting and dynamic woman. Interlaced with a selection of Spry’s ...

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