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High Society – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Arthur Kopit Additional Lyrics: Susan Birkenhead Director: Anna Linstrum Musical Director: Michael Haslam Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3.5]   It’s not so much wedding day jitters as pre-wedding night wholesale tremors on display in High Society. As the champagne flows, bride-to-be Tracy Lord finds herself with not one but three potential suitors. Tracey’s marital shenanigans ...

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CD REVIEW: Patti Lupone, Far Away Places, Live at Studio 54

  [rating:3.0] Reviewer: Jonathan Baz   Far Away Places is a refreshing and unexpected collection of songs from Patti Lupone. Recorded earlier this year at 54 Below in New York, its a set of nearly 20 numbers often drawn from some of Broadway's more minor productions and occasional flops, as well as a handful of familiar compositions. A word of ...

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High Society – The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Author: Arthur Kopit Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Sarah Forrester [Rating:3.5]   High Society is based on the 1939 comedy The Philadelphia Story – it is a vibrant production with lavish costumes and set designed by Francis O`Connor. The set is simple and stylish and is positioned on stage by members of the cast to effectively ...

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High Society – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Book: Arthur Kopit, based on the play “The Philadelphia Story” by Philip Barry Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Sue Dixon [rating:4] High Society began as a stage play in 1939 under the title of The Philadelphia Story, was turned into a film and then into the Cole Porter musical 16 years later, when it was retitled ...

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High Society – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Arthur Kopit Music Director: Michael Haslam Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:4] 1938, Oyster Bay, Long Island, and the staff at the Lords’ House are preparing for the upcoming wedding between socialite Tracy Lord (Sophie Bould) and ‘nondescript’ George Kittredge (Keiron Crook). It’s not her first foray into marriage, however, and the first ...

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High Society – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Book: Arthur Kopit Music: Cole Porter Choreographer: Andrew Wright Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:4] High Society follows the well-to-do Tracy Lord (Sophie Bould) as she prepares for her wedding day. It is clear that things won’t go to plan when her ex-husband Dexter Haven (Michael Praed) turns up unannounced, revealing that two undercover reporters, Liz Imbrie and Mike ...

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High Society – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Anna Linstrum Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Francesca Parker [rating:3] From the highly acclaimed producers that brought us The King and I, Music and Lyric’s new production of Cole Porter’s timeless toe-tapping, hand-clapping musical,High Society has been greatly anticipated. High Society tells the story of the complicated love story of Jazz musician and ex-husband Dexter Haven (Michael Praed) and the ...

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High Society – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music &Lyrics: Cole Porter (additional lyrics bySusan Birkenhead) Book: Arthur Copit Director: Anna Linstrum Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Kathryn M Bartlett [rating:4] High Society is not an astounding, mind-blowing show, but it is good. Very good. Initially a slow-burner, with scenes of extended dialogue in the first half that, at times, nearly feel a little too long-winded; it redeems itself ...

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