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The Stephen Sondheim Society: Student Performer of the Year 2019 – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Writer: Maryam Philpott While the eyes of British theatre turn towards tonight’s Tony awards in New York where several transfers from the West End hold hopeful nominations, back in London The Stephen Sondheim Society celebrate the future of the industry. LAMDA’s Stuart Thompson won the prestigious Student Performer of the Year award while ‘Words/Amazing’ by Theo Jamieson snaffled the Stiles + ...

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Aspects of Love – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Don Black and Charles Hart Book: David Garnett Director: Jonathan O'Boyle Reviewer: Sam Lowe Aspects of Love returns to the UK musical scene eight years after the revival production at Menier Chocolate Factory. Now we get to experience a smaller scale and intimate interpretation of this musical. The story is set over a period of ...

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The Dreaming – Union Theatre, London

Writer: Howard Goodall and Charles Hart Director: Paul Clarkson Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Genuinely novel interpretations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are few and far between, it’s even rarer to find one that wholly dispenses with the original text, throws in some musical numbers and transports the entire thing to the mythical perfect summer of 1913, a year before the ...

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The Phantom of the Opera – The Hippodrome, Birmingham

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Charles Hart Additional Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4.5] Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera first opened in 1986 at Her Majesty's Theatre to very mixed reviews. Now, nearly 27 years later and, coincidentally, on the same evening that it celebrates its 11.000th performance in London, Sir Cameron Mackintosh has ...

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The Phantom of the Opera, Empire Theatre – Liverpool

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Charles Hart Additional Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Helen Patrick [Rating:5] Way beneath the Paris Opera House living in darkness and shadow, the Phantom haunts the theatre and its cast, what will he do to ensure it runs to his liking? The story of Phantom of the Opera is taken from the original ...

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The Phantom of the Opera – Milton Keynes Theatre

Lyrics: Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe Director: Laurence Connor Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Reviewer: Maggie Constable [Rating:5] Way below the glory and splendour of the renowned Opera House in Paris, there lurks the Phantom in a solitary and shadowy existence. Ashamed of his disfigured face and feared by all who see or hear him, the love he bears for his ...

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The Phantom of the Opera – Bristol Hippodrome

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Charles Hart Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Shane Morgan [Rating: 4] Something of a National Treasure, Phantom, which marked its 25th Anniversary last year, should be called Phantom Redux or Phantom 2.0. While maintaining most of the original production values there are changes. The theatrical shift to high definition. Based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le ...

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