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Annie – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Who would have thought that after 40 years the story of a spirited 11-year-old orphan, desperate to find her parents, would still be so popular in 2019? With America still reeling from the effects of the stock market crash of 1929, Annie is set in ...

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Annie – Bristol Hippodrome

Writer: Thomas Meeham Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nicolai Foster Reviewer: Francesca Parker The classic rags-to-riches story has once again been brought to life on stage. Despite being set in New York at the time of the Great Depression, Annie is the anything but downbeat. The heart-warming tale of a young orphan whose life changed irrevocably after a chance encounter, ...

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INTERVIEW: Sam Lupton on Starting Here, Starting Now

Musical Theatre performer Sam Lupton

Musical Theatre actor Sam Lupton is probably best known for Being a Little Bit Racist in Avenue Q and Dancing Through Life as Boq in Wicked. Currently rehearsing for a revival of Maltby and Shire’s rarely performed song cycle Starting Here, Starting Now,John Roberts catches up with him during rehearsals for a quick chat about the show. What have been ...

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Giggin4Good: When You Wish Upon a Star – The Actor’s Church, London

Reviewer: John Roberts Emma Howe, Karen Howe, Hayley Guild and Shaun McCourt have taken the now over-populated Sunday night concert format in London and made it for the better, by literally raising thousands of pounds for Great Ormond Street Hospital. When You Wish Upon a Star is the sixth concert from the giggin4good team and arguably one of their best ...

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NEWS: West End stars look to Disney for Charity Concert

West End stars including Olivier Award winning Leanne Jones, Book of Mormon‘s Alexia Khadime, Julie Atherton, and Keith Jack will come together to join a wealth of up-and-coming musical theatre performers to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital on Sunday 18th May at 7pm at The Actors Church, Covent Garden. When You Wish Upon A Staris produced by Emma ...

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CD REVIEW: Words Shared With Friends

Reviewer: Ian Foster Over the past decade or so, writer and lyricist Robert Gould has worked with a wide range of composers from across the globe and amassed quite the contact list of performer friends, so the progression to recording a collection of his songs feels like a natural one. Words Shared With Friends thus takes in collaborations from the ...

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BLOG: Robert Gould…WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS

Robert Gould is a writer and Lyricist based in South Wales – with a passion for musical theatre, he exclusively shares his thoughts on how he came to create his latest album WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS. In the latter part of 2012 my close friend (and co-writer) Jimmy Granstrom suggested to me that I should record an album of songs ...

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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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