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Fame the Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Jose Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen  “You want fame? Well fame costs. And right here is where you start paying in sweat.”  The story and sentiment behind Fame the Musical is indeed an infamous one. It has brought to life the ‘behind the scenes’ of the prestigious New York City High ...

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INTERVIEW: Ruthie Henshall on Chicago, Mama Morton and taking life as it comes

An unquestionable legend in the world of musical theatre, Ruthie Henshall has astounded audiences in London’s West End and on Broadway, served as a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice and is an Olivier award winner and five-time nominee. Just before she stepped on stage in London’s Phoenix Theatre as Mama Morton in Chicago, she spoke to The Reviews Hub’s Fraser ...

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Torvill & Dean’s Dancing on Ice: The Final Tour – Phones 4U Arena, Manchester

Choreography: Jayne Torvill &Christopher Dean Creative Director: Glenn Coomber Reviewer: John Roberts Ten year’s ago Olympic gold medalists Torvill and Dean created a new prime-time TV show that merged the splendor and sophistication of Strictly Come Dancing with the thrilling and defying agility of Ice Skating and thus Dancing on Ice was born. Watched by millions of people each week, ...

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Robin Cousins’ ICE – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Creator: Robin Cousins Producers: Jamie Wilson, Matthew Mitchell, Duncan C. Weldon, Paul Elliot Set and Costume: David Shields Lighting: Tim Mitchell Sound: Gareth Owen Music Supervisor: Maurice Luttikhuis Reviewer: Michelle Haynes Spring may have officially sprung, yet it’s still winter at the Festival Theatre as Robin Cousins; best known now as the main judge of ITVs’ Dancing on Ice, brings ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Keith Chegwin

Keith Chegwin

Having been in showbiz for 46 years, Keith Chegwin is best known for his comedy antics and ‘Wey-hey’ catchphrase. An apparent convert to ice skating, he shocked audiences with his surprisingly good performances on Dancing on Ice earlier this year and is surprising us yet again with a lead rôle in the national tour of The Nutcracker on Ice.Nicole Evans ...

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Sleeping Beauty On Ice – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Music: Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky Directors: Tony Mercer Reviewer: Claire McAllister [Rating:5] Once upon a time, fairy tales were the source of entertainment for children and adults alike. The Imperial Ice Stars recapture the communal essence of the fairy tale to appeal to a broad audience with Sleeping Beauty on Ice. The classic fairy tale, The Sleeping Beauty, is transformed into ...

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Cinderella – Whitley Bay Playhouse

Writer: Paul Ferguson Director: Rob Forknall Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [rating:4] Cinderella, probably the most popular of traditional fairy stories, is this year’s Playhouse pantomime. Embodying the elements of injustice and oppression with triumphant success, it has everything a good fairy story should have; a beautiful girl, handsome Prince, fairy Godmother and evil characters. The kind hearted girl, downtrodden by her ...

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