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Waitress – Adelphi Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Sarah Bareilles Book: Jessie Nelson Director: Diane Paulus Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Broadway’s latest import to the West End is as American as cherry pie. Waitress, based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelly, was given a musical makeover in 2015 and prides itself on its female-centric narrative and creative team. Arriving in London with former American Idol and ...

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A Christmas Carol – Middle Temple Hall, London

Christ Courtenay and David Burt in Antic Disposition's A Christmas Carol

  Book and Lyrics: Ben Horslen and John Risebero Music: Christopher Peake Director: Ben Horslen and John Risebero Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   A Christmas Carol is probably the second most famous Christmas story – behind a slightly more influential tale about a baby, three wise men and a stable – and the reason that it has lasted so long is ...

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NEWS: Ronan Keating to make West End debut as Guy in Once

Ronan Keating the former lead singer of irish boyband Boyzone is set to make his West End debut in the rôle of Guy in the hit musical Once. Taking over the lead rôle from David Hunter, Keating will play the part for a limited run from 17th November 2014 to 21st March 2015. Having admitted to seeing the show several ...

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A Night at the Musicals – Greenwich Theatre, London

Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:2.5] Take a company of four vocalists, add a keyboard player on an electric keyboard, a page-turner and a number of dancers. Then stick them, virtually unchoreographed, on a bare stage on one of the hottest days of the year in a theatre without air-conditioning and charge £25. The result is a desultory show and that two ...

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The Hired Man – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Melvyn Bragg Music: Howard Goodall Lyrics: Howard Goodall Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Rebecca Taylor [rating:5] A spell-binding performance that will have you on an emotional rollercoaster throughout. This accomplished musical, a collaboration between Curve Theatre and Mercury Theatre, tells the story of a typical young family in Cumbria in the early 1900s, making a living by any means possible ...

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The Hired Man – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Music and Lyrics: Howard Goodall Book: Melvyn Bragg Director: Daniel Buckroyd Musical Director: Richard Reeday Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5] The on-going discussion on the future of the British musical continues to rumble apace. On a night when the latest West End blockbuster The Book of Mormon was drawing the attention of the national print critics for its opening in London, ...

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Seussical – Arts Theatre, London

Music: Stephen Flaherty Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Book: Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Director: Philip Rowntree Reviewer: Steve Barfield [rating:4] The original Seussical the musical was a big hit in Seuss’ native US, and this version, specifically for young audiences, has a great deal to offer anyone who is a young at heart. It integrates features from some dozen of Seuss’ ...

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