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Idina Menzel – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer:  Clare White Just last week, Idina Menzel was introduced on ITV’s Loose Women as ‘the star of Disney’s Frozen’. Indeed, as the voice of Princess Elsa in the 2013 animated film, she was propelled to global stardom and became a household name, but Frozen is just the tip of the iceberg - Idina was a stage and screen superstar ...

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Wicked – The Alhambra, Bradford

Image Credit: Matt Crockett

Writer: Winnie Holzman (Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire) Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Beverley Haigh As a spin-off from The Wizard of Oz, undoubtedly one of the most famous musicals of all time, Wicked is fast becoming of equal standing, paralleling its predecessor in becoming an iconic show in its own right. As the ...

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Kerry Ellis – City Varieties, Leeds

Musical Arrangements: Craig Adams Reviewer: Fran Winter The West End stage’s first lady Kerry Ellis came to City Varieties in Leeds as part of her 13 date venue tour across the UK. The show promotes Ellis’ new self-titled album, as she sings a number of tracks from her new album, intersected with stories about her career. Ellis opened the show ...

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Sooz Kempner: Defying Gravity – Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Funny Women Variety Award Winner and 2010 Musical Comedy Newcomer winner Sooz Kempner arrives at the fringe for this first time and has the added pressure of her big brother’s success with The Only Way is Downtown at The Pleasance (you can’t see it, it’s sold out so you might as well save your £ and see ...

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Wicked – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Megan Pearce Wicked has been running in the West End since 2006 with phenomenal success. Finally, the show is touring all over the UK and is definitely not one to miss. Everyone is familiar with the family classic, The Wizard of Oz – a story of a girl from ...

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