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NEWS: Disney on Ice to celebrate Silver Anniversary with new UK Tour.

Minnie, Goofy, Daisy, Donald and Mickey Mouse ready to celebrate 25 years of Disney on Ice

Disney fans across the UK can celebrate once again as Mickey and Minnie Mouse put on their skating boots and whisk audiences away to four of the most iconic Disney Worlds in their Silver Anniversary Celebration which will open at Liverpool’s Echo Arena in March. Mickey and Minnie will be joined by Goofy, Donald and Daisy Duck as they embark ...

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Mary Poppins – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music:, George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Jo Beggs Expectations are high. Thanks to a new Disney heyday over the past few years, kids are turning to the oldies and Mary Poppins is, in many households, up ...

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CD REVIEW: The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Studio Cast Recording

Hunchback Studio Cast Recording promo image

Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Reviewer: Mark Clegg The Hunchback of Notre Dame was always going to be a hard sell for a Disney movie and despite being perfectly animated and having the obligatory happy ending, it was greeted with middling reviews and disappointing box office when it was released in 1996. But it has remained a ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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Beauty and the Beast – The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

Writer: Eddie Robson Music: Kieran Buckridge Director: Joe Sumsion Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Entering through a garden path of AstroTurf with rose-filled trellises framing your way, you enter the intimate space of The Dukes’ ‘The Round’ and realise that you are in for a tale of the familiar told in a different way. The hallmarks of Disney-induced expectations are strewn around ...

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The Snow Queen – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Writer: from the story by Hans Christian Andersen Music: Simon Paterson Artistic Director and Choreographer: Christopher Moore Reviewer: Janet Jepson Every little girl and just about every little boy in the landis familiar with the concept that true love can melt even the most deeply frozen heart, thanks to the great Mr Disney. His smash-hit movie Frozen was inspired by ...

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CD REVIEW: A Spoonful of Sherman

Music/Lyrics: The Sherman Brothers, Robert J Sherman, Al Sherman Director: Stewert Nicholls Conductor: Colin Billing Reviewer: Jackson Cooper It’s like hearing your childhood stripped down to 4 people, a narrator, and a piano. If your childhood could also be a history lesson of one of the most memorable, tuneful musical duos since Rodgers and Hammerstein, A Spoonful of Sherman offers ...

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NEWS: Zizi Strallen & Matt Lee to lead Mary Poppins

Today Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that Zizi Strallen will play ‘Mary Poppins’ and Matt Lee will play ‘Bert’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of their multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins, opening at Leicester Curve on 12 October 2015. Full casting will be announced shortly. Tour schedule below. Strallen is currently starring as ‘Lana’ in Matthew Bourne’s ...

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