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Anything Goes – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Original Book: PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton revision Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse New Book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Even with his status as the golden boy in a golden era of music, I'm not sure that Cole Porter could have ever imagined that his 1930s screwball musical comedy Anything Goes ...

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Anything Goes – Opera House, Manchester

Original Book: PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse New Book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Laura Maley After an acclaimed festive run at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, director Daniel Evans’s energetic and stylish Anything Goes takes in Manchester’s Opera House on its lengthy UK tour. Summarising the plot of Anything ...

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Anything Goes – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: PG Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse New Book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: John Roberts Following a Christmas season at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, Daniel Evans brings plenty to enjoy in this classy yet flawed revival of Cole Porter’s melodically rich musical. As plots go Anything Goes isn’t the strongest ...

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Anything Goes – Aylesbury Waterside

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Timothy Crouse and John Weidman, based on the original book by PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russell Crouse Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Scott Mattthewman Cole Porter’s 1934 musical is in many ways the quintessential 1930s Broadway production. A collection of classic Porter numbers – You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out ...

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Cole Porter in Hollywood – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: John Wilson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Cole Porter, arguably one of the most influential songwriters of the early and mid-20th Century. He initially found fame writing for Broadway, but many of his best work was for the movies, where it received lavish orchestrations. Unusually, Porter wrote both music and lyrics ...

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Puttin’ on the Ritz – Manchester Opera House

Producer/Director David King Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer:- Stephanie Rowe Taking you back in time to the golden age of Hollywood and the dances of Fred Astaire, the American production of Puttin' on the Ritz has hit the UK stage. This nostalgic journey has all the glamour and glitz one would expect and it is delivered with pizzazz. With music from ...

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Kiss Me Kate – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Composer &Lyricist: Cole Porter Book writer: Sam and Bella Spewack Director: John Plews Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:4] Kiss Me Kate is based around the off and on stage antics of a cast performing in a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. The lead actor, Fred Graham, who is also the producer and director is in constant spats with ...

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CD REVIEW: Noël and Cole

Arranger/Music Director : David Loud Reviewer : Rosie Revell [Rating:5] PS Classics continues its quest to safeguard the heritage of Broadway and American song by bringing us Noël and Cole, a celebration of the wit, wisdom, sophistication and memorable melodies of those musical maestro’s of the 1920s and 1930s ; Cole Porter and Noel Coward. Despite hailing from opposite sides ...

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