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Annie – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Musical Director: George Dyer Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Over the years, some musicals gain an unfair reputation for being saccharine sweet confections. Often the fault lies with film adaptations of the original stage material, the hard edges of the live performance softened for cinema audiences. It’s a fate ...

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Annie – Mayflower, Southampton

Book by: Thomas Meehan Directed by: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan Annie, a much-loved family musical, tells the story of an orphan who wants nothing more than to find her parents. When Annie is invited to stay at Billionaire Oliver Warbucks home for Christmas, the pair find in each other what they have been missing all along; love. Their new ...

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Yer Granny – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa. In a new version by Douglas Maxwell Director: Graham McLaren Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly The National Theatre of Scotland returns to Belfast with their production of Yer Granny. Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa, this is a new version written by Douglas Maxwell. The premise of the play is basically a ...

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Yer Granny – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Graham McLaren Writer: Roberto Cossa Adapted by: Douglas Maxwell Designer: Colin Richmond Reviewer: Amy Taylor It’s 1977 and above a failed fish and chip shop, a family disintegrates to the tune of The Bay CityRollers as their Granny eats and eats and eats. In fact, her voracious appetite formsthe basis of Douglas Maxwell’s adaptation of Roberto Cossa’s La Nona, ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: James Brining Reviewer: James Garrington   Ask the general public to name a great British playwright, and very few would mention Jim Cartwright: yet his writing is as sharp and hard-hitting as any. When it was first produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was very much a play of its period; the ...

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Twelfth Night – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Munby Music: Grant Olding Reviewer: May Mellstrom Music becomes truly integral to director Jonathan Munby’s beguiling production of Twelfth Night, building upon Shakespeare’s oft quoted line ‘If music be the food of love, play on’ and framed by the fool Feste’s haunting renditions of Shakespeare’s songs. Grant Olding’s compositions are performed by Brian Protheroe as ...

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Beautiful Thing – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Jonathan Harvey Director: Steve Wooldridge Reviewer: Paul Couch What was cutting edge in the mid-1990s may seem a little dated 20 years later but Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing is still engaging and a brave choice for a young cast to tackle. Set in south east London's uncompromising Thamesmead estate, it's the story of sensitive Jamie and sporty golden boy ...

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Pressure – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Writer: David Haig Director: John Dove Reviewer: Bill Avenell There can not be many occasions when a packed theatre audience is on the edge of its seat and then bursts into a rousing round of applause at three actors reading out meteorological data received over the telephone. But that is exactly what happens at David Haig's Pressure in the Minerva ...

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