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NEWS: Mary Poppins will land in Leicester to begin new UK Tour.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have announced this morning that Mary Poppins will return to the UK and Ireland on a brand new tour which will open at Leicester Curve on Tuesday 13th October 2015. Cameron Mackintosh said today “It’s hard to believe that it is already 11 years since Mary Poppins first landed on the London stage. My goodness……time flies ...

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Sing-a-long-a Frozen – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Steven Ireland This week parents all over Manchester and Salford will be dressing their children as Anna or Elsa, or making sure to take Olaf out with them. For many this is just an average trip to the supermarket, but this week some of them will be heading to the Lowry Theatre. Singalonga Productions brings their format to Disney’s ...

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FILM REVIEW: Into The Woods

Director: Rob Marshall Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Screenplay: James Lapine Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Disney and fairy tales go together like strawberries and cream and so a film musical that features many of the best loved fairy tale characters of all times seems a natural fit. When the musical in question though is Steven Sondheim’s Into The Woods, which ...

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The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre, London

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Additional Music and Lyrics: Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, Hans Zimmer Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Glen Pearce   When Disney’sThe Lion Kingopened at the Lyceum Theatre 15 years ago many were saying the age of the ‘mega musical’ was over. While it was true that ...

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The Lion King – Sunderland Empire

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers &Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Mark Clegg When Disney formed their theatrical division in 1993 and set their sights on the Great White Way, critics sneered and began to sharpen their claws. But when Beauty and the Beast opened the following year, the House of Mouse proved very quickly that ...

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The Lion King – Mayflower, Southampton

Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Music: Tim Rice, Elton John Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Disney’s The Lion Kingbounded into Southampton’s Mayflower theatre last night with an absolute roar! As the sun rises and the music swells the sounds and feel of the Savannah envelops the awaiting Mayflower audience. The opening sequence is accompanied by a sharp intake ...

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STAGE SHOT: Shakespeare in Love – Noel Coward Theatre

Produced byDisneyandSonia Friedman Productionsand based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay byMarc NormanandTom Stoppard,Shakespeare in Lovehas been adapted for the stage byLee Hall(Billy Elliot). Featuring a company of 28 actors and musicians, one of thelargestcompaniesever assembled for a play in the West End, plus a dog, this new play will be directed byDeclan Donnellanand designed byNick Ormerod, the driving force behind ...

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The Lion King – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music/Lyrics: Elton John, Tim Rice, Lebo M, Mark Mancina Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer : Iris Beaumont Roaring into its 15th year in the West End and currently on it’s first ever UK tour The Lion King takes pride and place for a eight week run at the Liverpool Empire. Having lost none of its ...

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