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H R Haitch – The Union Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Maz Evans Music: Luke Bateman Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott In the run-up to this weekend’s royal wedding, there has been plenty of commentary about a fresh-start for the Windsors, as a new and very different young woman marries into our most illustrious family. There is no better time then for the Union Theatre to stage ...

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The Commitments – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

brian gilligan and cast the commitments theatre royal glasgow

Book: Roddy Doyle Director: Caroline Jay Ranger  Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on his 1987 novel, the first of the Barrytown trilogy and later made into a much-lauded film in 1991, Roddy Doyle has adapted his own work for the stage production of The Commitments, the tale of a group of unemployed friends from a council estate on the north side of Dublin ...

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Princess Caraboo – Finborough Theatre, London

Composer, Writer and Director: Phil Willmott Co-Composer: Mark Collins Reviewer: Stephen Bates   In 1820, the world was shrinking. The opening song of Phil Willmott’s charming new musical, based on a true story, tells us that the future Victorian Empire builders of the period were imagining elephants and giraffes and expecting England to be “host to the exotic, Quixotic wonders ...

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