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Nativity! The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer and Director: Debbie Isitt Music: Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The clocks have gone back, Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night are over, so, of course, Christmas is here. Seven weeks early, but who's complaining when it's the stage version of Bafta Award-winning Debbie Isitt's hugely loveable 2009 movie, Nativity? For those familiar with the big-screen trilogy, the stage ...

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Nativity! The Musical – The Grand, Leeds

Writer and Director: Debbie Isitt Songs: Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt Reviewer: Laura Stimpson Nativity! The Musical, has zoomed into The Grand this week, bringing with it bucket loads of sparkle and shine. Based on the hit 2009 Christmas Film by Debbie Isitt, The Nativity, the narrative follows the children of the failing St Bernadette’s school in Coventry as they prepare for ...

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Nativity – Palace Theatre, Manchester

A man in the foreground reads a letter as children on a bunk bed watch

Lyrics and Music: Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt Writer/Director: Debbie Isitt Reviewer” Matthew Forrest It is my firm belief that celebrating Christmas should be kept to December:  we seem to be beginning our festivities earlier and earlier each year, however in honour of the arrival of Nativity, to the Palace Theatre Manchester I’m prepared to make an exception because if ...

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Nativity! The Musical – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

A man in the foreground reads a letter as children on a bunk bed watch

Writer and Director: Debbie Isitt Songs: Nicky Ager and Debbie Isitt Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Back in 2009, an independent British Christmas film set in Coventry exploded onto cinema screens. It proved a smash hit and spawned two sequels. That film, of course, was Debbie Isitt’s Nativity! Now, eight years later, it has undergone the transition to the stage as Nativity! The ...

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The Boys in the Band – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Mart Crowley Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Stephen Bates When Mart Crowley's play The Boys in the Band opened in New York in 1968, it raised many eyebrows, but, today, the only thing shocking about it is the factthat anyone ever saw it as shocking. The play centres on a raucous birthdayparty to whichMichael (Ian Hallard) has invitedfive other gay ...

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Little Shop of Horrors – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Music: Alan Menken Book &Lyrics: Howard Ashman Director: Tim Baker Reviewer: Steve Davies Upon entering the auditorium at Theatr Clwyd the audience is met with an image of Skid Row, the home of down-and-out bums. There are piles of trash-cans and litter on the street. This is backed by a fantastic shimmering projection of the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ bloody ...

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CD REVIEW: Love, Lies & Lyrics – The Words Of Lesley Ross

Reviewer: Holly Spanner SimG’s latest offering celebrates the work of lyricist Lesley Ross in this generous 25 track limited edition album. The album features 30 West End vocalists, including Madalena Alberta, Daniel Boys, Annalene Beechey, Kieran Brown, Garry Lake, Sarah Lark, Jodie Jacobs, Sarah Earnshaw, Jon Robyns, Rebecca Lock, Aaron Lee Lambert, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Sophia Ragavelas and Nigel Richards among ...

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