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The Winter’s Tale –National Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor:  Justin Audibert Director: Ruth Mary Johnson Reviewer: David Guest Young people know how to be hopeful and happy even when adults are acting childishly around them. That’s an oversimplification, but it’s certainly one of the themes explored in an enjoyable one hour version of The Winter’s Tale at the National Theatre. Kids aren’t bothered that it’s one ...

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Shrek – The Grand, Leeds

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Once upon a time there was an ogre called Shrek.  Shrek The Musical is based on the popular 2001 DreamWorks Animation Film Shrek and William Steig’s book of the same name.  The musical premiered ten years ago in Seattle, United States, and is now on its ...

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Rent – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jonathan Larson Director: Bruce Guthrie Reviewer: James Garrington Since it first saw the light of day in 1996, Rent has become something of a cult show. It was inspired by Puccini’s La Boheme and is set in and around the bohemian East Village in New York where an assorted group of people is struggling to get on with ...

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Edges – Tabard Theatre, London

Writers: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Director: Adam Philpott Reviewer: Stephen Bates The next few weeks promise big things for the American songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Their show Dogfight, a fully-developed musical, is about to have its UK première at Southwark Playhouse, but, here, as an appetiser, we get the chance to see a performance of their earlier ...

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In the Heights – Southwark Playhouse, London

Music/Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: John Roberts In 2008 a show opened on Broadway which took both critics and audiences by surprise, with it's hip-hop/salsa infusion and raw grit and tenacity it held The Great White Way under its spell. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical In the Heights had landed and brought with it a whole ...

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