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CD REVIEW: Lost West End

Reviewer: Mark Clegg In Mel Brooks’ The Producers Leo Bloom suggests that a production of a new script they are reading wouldn’t last a night. “A night?” Max Bialystock replies “This play’s guaranteed to close on page four!” One of the shows featured on this CD of the West End’s commercial car crashes didn’t even manage to make it to ...

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The Dishwashers – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Morris Panych Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: James Higgins In the basement of a high class restaurant lie a small band of manual plate scrubbers that themselves seem to exist on the fringes of society. Not for The Dishwashers the creak of machine and clunk of the automatic cleaning systems. Every single plate, bowl, ramekin, tumbler, fork, spoon and knife ...

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NEWS: Godspell West End Charity Gala cast confirmed.

Godspell, the heart-lifting feel-good Broadway musical from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), is to be staged inthe West End for the first time since it premiered there 42 years ago. And the one-off charity gala concert performance, in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK, will be introducedon stage by David Essex, whose casting as Jesus in the original production turned him into an ...

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The Dishwashers – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Morris Panych Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The programme for The Dishwashers carries an article, ‘This Means War!’, in which the notion of class war is discussed. For at its heart, The Dishwashers is indeed about class and how the classes interact – a very British notion, yet it was written by a Canadian and was first produced ...

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NEWS: Birmingham Repertory Theatre Announces 2014 Season

Hot on the heels of its hugely successful reopening, which has seen over 35,000 tickets sold and 170,000 people visiting the newly refurbished theatre in the first month of opening, Birmingham Repertory Theatre has announced its plans for 2014. Highlights from January to June 2014 include: the return of writer Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti with the premiere of her latest play, ...

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INTERVIEW: David Essex

Silver-haired dream machine David Essex is set to rock on at Darlington and have audiences hooked on his pantomime rôle, here he talks to reporter Steve Burbridge Audiences are certain to be hooked by Darlington Civic Theatre’s swashbuckling silver anniversary pantomime, ‘Peter Pan’, which will star former pop pin-up and accomplished musical theatre performer David Essex as the fearsome Captain ...

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