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Fiddler On The Roof – Chichester Festival Theatre

Book: Joseph Stein Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Bill Avenell It is a nice touch of Chichester to provide a real live fiddler on the roof of the Festival Theatre to welcome the audience at last night’s show. The said fiddler, a very accomplished Darius Luke Thompson, was forced from his lofty perch by the ...

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Cats – Opera House, Manchester


Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: T S Eliot Director: Trevor Nunn Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace   There is no doubting the enduring popularity of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s feline dance musical. Considered to be a huge risk when it premiered in London in 1981, no one could have predicted that it would sustain a run of 21 years in ...

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Cats – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: T.S. Eliot Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Lu Greer While Cats has become a theatre legend, having run in the West End for over twenty years and had many successful touring runs, its actual narrative isn’t particularly well known. And that’s because it barely has one. The show was created by Andrew Lloyd Webber from a ...

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Merrily We Roll Along – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: George Furth Director: Maria Friedman Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] Asprotagonist Franklin Shepard says halfway through Stephen Sondheim’s musical on friendship and dreams, “It’s a thing I do when I want to remember something special - I close my eyes and I swallow” and I suggest that anyone who sees this West End transfer of the Menier ...

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