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This Is My Family – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Steve Turner Billed as a musical, but more accurately described by writer Tim Firth as a musical play, This Is My Family tells the story of a fairly typical modern family, bordering on dysfunctional, which is almost a pre-requisite for the theatrical world these days. Thankfully the cast lift this above the ‘norm’ ...

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Flowers for Mrs Harris – Chichester Festival Theatre 

Book: Rachel Wagstaff based on the novel by Paul Gallico Music and Lyrics: Richard Taylor Director: Daniel Evans  Reviewer: Simon Topping  Director Daniel Evans brings this award-winning 2016 musical, from his previous creative home in Sheffield, to Chichester for its first outing since its revision and shortening of act one. Set in a food and clothes rationed, shell-shocked, south London ...

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Miss Littlewood – Swan Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon

Book, Music and Lyrics: Sam Kenyon Director: Erica Whyman Reviewer: James Garrington “We know about so many unremarkable men and so few remarkable women”. So says Joan Littlewood in this production, in a clear reference to herself – because for many outside the world of theatre, the name Joan Littlewood may not mean very much at all. Working during the mid-20th century, ...

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Flowers for Mrs Harris – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Book: Rachel Wagstaff based on the original by Paul Gallico Music and Lyrics: Richard Taylor Director: Daniel Evans Designer: Lez Brotherston Musical Director: Tom Brady Reviewer: Fiona Hannon This new musical adaptation of Paul Gallico’s original book is the final production for Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director, Daniel Evans before he moves on to take charge of Chichester Festival Theatre. During ...

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This Is My Family – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Daniel Evans Musical Director: Caroline Humphris Reviewer: Glen Pearce   You can’t choose your family the saying goes but, for Tim Firth, the family makes the perfect subject for a musical. In doing so he turns the everyday into what may just be one of the finest new British musicals for many a year. The plot ...

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This Is My Family – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Tim Firth Music and Lyrics: Tim Firth Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin   Tim Firth offers us an entertaining family – which is quite different from family entertainment. Not particularly in adult themes (although auntie Sian's love-life is quite spicy) but in the depth of emotions shown by its members. You cannot dismiss this asOutnumberedwith music. The sadness ...

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This Is My Family – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer, Music &Lyrics: Tim Firth Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Fiona Hannon This was a special evening for Sheffield Theatres as they proudly unveiled the results of The Lyceum Theatre’s nine week refurbishment programme. This grand Grade II* listed theatre now twinkling with new lights, new cables, new carpets, new upholstery and 1000 litres of fresh new paint, glowed as a ...

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NEWS: Young Vic’s Streetcar gets NT Live screening

Following huge demand for tickets, London’s Young Vic Theatre have announced that their production of A Steetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live on 16 September. In the first collaboration between the Young Vic and National Theatre Live, the performance will be broadcast to over 1100 venues in over 40 different countries. Directed by ...

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