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The Lion King – Sunderland Empire

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers &Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Mark Clegg When Disney formed their theatrical division in 1993 and set their sights on the Great White Way, critics sneered and began to sharpen their claws. But when Beauty and the Beast opened the following year, the House of Mouse proved very quickly that ...

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The Believers – The Curve, Leicester

Writer: Bryony Lavery Director: Scott Graham Reviewer: James Garrington Just imagine that something life-changing has happened but you’re not sure how. Imagine that the only thing you’re really sure of is that you’re no longer sure about anything. This is the premise of The Believers. When Marianne (Eileen Walsh) and Joff (Christopher Colquhoun) find that their home is flooded, they ...

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The Believers – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Writer: Bryony Lavery Director: Scott Graham Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Frantic Assembly’s production of The Believers is a thing of rare beauty, a symphony of sound, light and shade. From the moment one enters the auditorium to see a largely black stage with its angular shapes of light and skeletal metal constructions, and hear the rhythmic electronic music one is unsettled; ...

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The Color Purple – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Book: Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Alice Walker Music and lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray Director: John Doyle Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:5] The Broadway production of the musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple was no great success and so it may seem an unusual choice for the Menier Chocolate Factory to bring ...

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