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Footloose: The Musical – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

The cast of Footloose

Book: Dean Pitchford, adapted by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie Music: Tom Snow Lyrics: Dean Pitchford Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: James Garrington Not so long ago – not even 40 years in fact – there was a town in America where it was illegal to dance in public. Until, that is, a group of high school kids fought to get ...

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Footloose the Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Music: Tom Snow Writer: Dean Pitchford Adaptor: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen It was turned into a film back in 1983, starring Kevin Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker, but on stage Footloose The Musical is less of a hit. The stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, like the movie, is based on ...

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Footloose – Cardiff New Theatre

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Writer: Dean Pitchford Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Matthew Cole Reviewer: Beth Steer Fast on the heels of the 1980s film sensation, Footloose has long been a firm musical favourite, known for its sizzling combination of teenage rebellion and romance, and Racky Plews’ remastering does not disappoint. Set in Bomont, a small town in middle America with an equally small mind, ...

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Footloose – The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Stage Adaptation: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Matthew Cole Reviewer: Dan English   There’s a sizzling musical at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre as Footloose makes a stop on it’s new UK Tour. Based on the 1980s cult film, the Racky Plews-directed musical sees city boy Ren McCormack (Luke Baker) struggle to fit into life in Bomont, a ...

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Carrie – Southwark Playhouse, London

Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Composer: Michael Gore Lyricist: Dean Pitchford Musical Director: Mark Crossland Reviewer: Scott Stait Premièring in 1988 for a four week run in Stratford upon Avon before transferring to Broadway,Carrieis well known in the theatrical world as one of the most expensive quick flops in Broadway history (costing more than $7 million to transfer.) Paul Taylor-Mills ...

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Footloose: The Musical – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music: Tom Snow Lyrics: Dean Pitchford Adapters: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie Director: Pollyann Turner Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Stage Experience has been a feature at Ambassador Group Theatres since its inception in Swindon in 1993. It aims to give youngsters the opportunity to perform as part of a large cast in a professional scale production. Ten days of intensive rehearsal ...

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Footloose- Grand Opera House, York

Director and Choreographer: Louise Dennison Writer and Lyrics: Dean Pitchford Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating: 4] York’s 13th annual youth amateur theatre show Stage Experience brought the 80s classic of teen rebellion back to the stage with charm and a great heart. Footloose began life as the iconic 1980s dance movie. The story is simple, but timeless and enduring. Telling the ...

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CD REVIEW: Carrie – The Musical

Music: Michael Gore Lyrics: Dean Pitchford Producer: Joel Moss and Michael Gore Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4.5] ‘Carrie – The Musical’ is notorious as one of the biggest flops in musical theatre history. Starting life at no less than the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford in 1988, it transferred to Broadway at huge cost, only to close four days after its ...

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