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The Shakespeare Revue – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

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Devised by: Christopher Luscombe &Malcolm McKee Director: Malcolm McKee Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Five gifted performers, a piano and 400 years of The Bard, make the foundations of The Shakespeare Revue, currently delivering its old-fashioned charms at the Theatre Royal this week. Beginning its theatrical life as a fund-raiser for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1994, creators Christopher Luscombe and Malcolm ...

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Other People – St James’ Studio, London

Writers: Alan Ayckbourn and John Mortimer Directors: Lora Davies and Emma Faulkner Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Londoners are busier than ever before, our working hours are creeping ever upwards and there’s never enough time to fit in all the extra-curricular activities we want to do. But the St James’s Theatre has hit upon a fantastic premise for the culture-starved – “Lunchtime ...

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Top Hat – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Adaptors: Matthew White &Howard Jacques Choreographer: Bill Deamer Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Marina Spark The 1935 movieTop Hat, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is an iconic Hollywood classic. The musical, which was adapted for the stage five years ago, has received accolade after accolade. The 2014/15 tour is no different. As soon as the overture ...

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Top Hat – New Theatre, Oxford

Adapters: Matthew White and Howard Jacques Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Top Hat is like a luxurious warm hug on a cold January night; you’re bound to leave the theatre feeling bright, breezy, and in high spirits after more than two hours of being immersed in this jovial musical comedy. The original film of ...

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Top Hat – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Adaptors: Matthew White &Howard Jacques Director: Matthew White Choreographer: Bill Deamer Reviewer: Barbara Michaels All the glamour of a bygone era is recreated in Top Hat, a musical extravaganza packed with songs and dance numbers executed with panache and style by both its stars and talented ensemble. More of a champagne cocktail with sugar around the ...

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Top Hat – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Dwight Taylor and Allan Scott Music: Irving Berlin Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Sue Collier One rarely gives a show top marks as five stars should only be given to the most superb of productions. It is therefore a great pleasure to experience an evening of such quality entertainment as presented throughout the entire performance of Top ...

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Top Hat – Bristol Hippodrome

Music/Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Naomi Stevens Set in 1935, Top Hat is everything you would expect from a classic musical. The original film, famous for names such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, means expectations are high for glitz, glamour and a dancing spectacle and this production, adapted from the RKO movie, does not disappoint. The plot, ...

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Top Hat – The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Adapters: Matthew White and Howard Jacques Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Top Hat brings a touch of thirties glamour to the stage. Adapted from the RKO film of the same name and its screenplay by Dwight Taylor and Howard Jacques, Top Hat bursts onto the stage in a riot of colour and dance. The ...

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