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Aladdin – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Choreographer: David Bintley Music: Carl Davis Reviewer: Helen Tope Aladdin, with its magic Genie and flying carpet, may not seem the most obvious choice for a ballet. But in a brand new production, Birmingham Royal Ballet makes a compelling case as to why we should take this pantomime favourite much more seriously. The challenge Birmingham Royal Ballet has is in the reshaping of ...

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Hoax: My Lonely Heart – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Ravi Thornton Director: Benji Reid Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Hoax: My Lonely Heart is a cross-media project comprising of a dark new musical and accompanied by a graphic novel which continues from where the musical ends. The writer Ravi Thornton tells the story of her brother Rob and his battle with schizophrenia, using Rob’s own words and the imagery of ...

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Carlos Acosta in Conversation – The Lowry, Salford

Chair: Mariana Casale O’Ryan Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [rating:4] It’s not unusual for artists to have more than one iron in the fire; rock stars turn actors and vice-versa. Performers who show real talent for writing (like Bogarde and Sher) tend to ease themselves towards fiction with factual books on their art or lives. Similarly ballet dancer Carlos Acosta follows his ...

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42nd Street – New Theatre, Cardiff

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin Choreographer: Graeme Henderson Director: Mark Bramble Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:3.5] 42nd Street originally premiered at the Kennedy Centre, DC in 1980, opening on Broadway one month later, where it ran for more than 3000 performances. The show opened in London’s West End in 1984 and helped to launch the career of Catherine Zeta-Jones when ...

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BLOG – Resting Actress: One singular misconception….

With A Chorus Line castings on the horizon, the West End is echoing with the sound of ‘Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch… again!’ and the mock/serious use of the phrase, ‘God I hope I get it’. By all that is except one… yours truly. I’m not one to be ungrateful for work but the thought of performing in a ...

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