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Allegro – Southwark Playhouse, London

Book &Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Music: Richard Rodgers Director: Thom Southerland Musical Director: Dean Austin Choreographer: Lee Proud Reviewer: Daniel Perks Their first collaborative show opened and they were hailed as innovators, visionary artists that were transforming the musical theatre scene for the 21stCentury. They followed this up with the musical play, now an adopted genre across the world for ...

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OPINION: Let’s not do the timewarp again

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The way we consume information is changing rapidly but for some sectors of the arts, the change seems to be something they are defiantly refusing to acknowledge. As the debate about online media coverage of the arts continues, The Reviews Hub's Deputy Executive Editor, Glen Pearce, asks if it is time to end the two class system and look at ...

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16 For 2016: Neil McPherson

Big isn't necessarily better and the 50-seat Finborough Theatre has set about proving that over and over again for the last 35 years. Founded in 1980, the bijou London venue presents plays and musical theatre focused on new writing, as well as rediscovering neglected works from the 19th and 20th Centuries. The theatre came under threat in 2015 as the ...

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Pure Imagination: The Songs of Leslie Bricusse – St James Theatre, London

  devisers:Leslie Bricusse, Christopher Renshaw and Danielle Tarento Director: Christopher Renshaw Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   A quirky man in a top hat swings open a giant door to reveal an enormous garden filled with plants and flowers, with a giant waterfall running through the centre. The children let go of their parents’ hands and rush into the shrubbery staring in ...

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Grand Hotel – Southwark Playhouse, London

Book: Luther Davis Music and Lyrics: George Forrest and Robert White Additional Music and Lyrics: Maury Yeston Director: Thom Southerland Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Wonderful as the place is, it takes some doing to make Southwark Playhouse appear opulent. Yet, with just one glittering chandelier, a host of glorious performances and a ravishing musical score, it now looks and feels ...

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Man To Man – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Manfred Karge Director: Tilly Branson Reviewer: Nichola Daunton   Originally written before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Manfred Karge’s one-woman play Man to Man now has an added scene, performed here for the first time in the UK, which brings it fittingly up-to-date, just in time for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. First performed ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Tricia Kelly

Manfred Karge’s Man to Man is rarely performed in the UK, despite being a staple of European Theatre programmes. Last year Colchester Mercury offered audiences a rare chance to see the piece, a staging that we awarded 4.5*s. Now theacclaimed production is transferring to London’s Park Theatre and Tricia Kelly talks to Glen Pearce about the play and the challenges ...

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