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Titanic the Musical – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Book: Peter Stone Music and Lyrics: Maury Yeston Director: Thom Sutherland Reviewer: James Garrington Is it possible to create tension in a show where everyone in the audience knows the plot and knows how it ends? Not easily you may think, but that is exactly what Maury Yeston and Peter Stone have achieved with Titanic – The Musical. The show tells ...

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Titanic: The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Peter Stone Music & Lyrics: Maury Yeston Director: Thom Southerland Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s Titanic: The Musical first appeared on Broadway in 1997, winning five Tony Awards in the process. Director Thom Southerland’s stripped back production, first seen at the Southwark Playhouse in 2013, was revived to great acclaim in 2016, and is now touring ...

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Made In Dagenham – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

The Cast Of Made In Dagenham

Book: Richard Bean Music: David Arnold Lyrics: David Thomas Director: Douglas Rintoul Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Glen Pearce As the opening production of his first season as Artistic Director of the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, Douglas Rintoul takes the audacious step of staging the first regional production of Made In Dagenham. It’s a brave choice, not only did the show ...

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Made In Dagenham – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

The Cast Of Made In Dagenham

Writer: Richard Bean Composer: David Arnold Lyricist: Richard Thomas Director: Douglas Rintoul Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Michael Gray   Vintage Fords flock to Hornchurch for the homecoming opening of this first major revival of the 2014 musical Made In Dagenham. It’s based on the film of a few years earlier, which embroiders the story of the Dagenham machinists’ 1968 ...

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Titanic – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Peter Stone Music and Lyrics: Maury Yeston Director: Thom Southerland Reviewer:Scott Matthewman It was, to begin with, a monument to luxury, but ended as a shrine to hubris. The largest ship in its existence at its launch, theRMS Titanicwas White Star Lines’ answer to Cunard’s dominance of transatlantic passenger routes. Unable to beat theLusitaniaandMauritaniafor speed, theTitanicwas part of a ...

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CD REVIEW: Memphis the Musical – Original London Cast Recording

Book and Lyrics: Joe DiPietro Music and Lyrics: David Bryan Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage “Coming at you from right smack in the centre of your radio dial” is the CD release of the Original London Cast recording of Memphis the Musical. Based on a concept by George W George, Memphis the Musical tells the story of Huey Calhoun, a white partially ...

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Memphis – Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Joe Depietro Music and Lyrics: David Bryan Director: Christopher Ashley Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The last couple of years have been a tough time for London’s musicals. Instead the dramatic play has been king drawing some of the UK and America’s most famous actors to the West End stage. While the stalwarts of British musical theatre live ...

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NEWS: Full Casting Announced For Memphis

Full casting has today been announced for the much anticipated West End production of Broadway musical Memphis. The winner of four Tony Awards, Memphis previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 9 October ahead of opening night on 23 October. As already announced, the cast will be led by Beverley Knight but joining Knight in leading rôles will be Killian Donnelly, ...

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