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Grease – Curve Theatre, Leicester

Jessica Paul as Sandy Dumbrowski with the Pink Ladies in Grease

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman The 1978 film of Grease is one of the most-loved movie musicals of all time, but its inspiration, the 1971 Broadway show, is a lesser-known predecessor. Revived by Nikolai Foster for a Christmas season at Curve, the show is taken back to its original Broadway roots, ...

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Annie – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

latest touring cast annie the musical

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Dominic Corr For just shy of forty years, Annie has often proven to be one of the most popular and sickeningly sweet musicals ever to grace the stage. This new production, however, manages to downplay the sugar and generate some genuine chemistry between its characters. The plot ...

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Annie – Liverpool Empire

The cast of Annie

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: John Roberts   It’s hard not to get won over by the overt optimism that seeps through every element of this saccharine-sweet musical. Generations of theatre goers have filled theatres all over the world to hear Little Orphan Annie sing The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow and it’s ...

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Annie – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Director: Nikolai Foster Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys As a populist piece of entertainment Annie, Thomas Meehan, Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse's 1977 musical has always appealed to those who love their shows schmaltzy and sentimental and taking it as such, Nikolai Foster's revival will surely entertain many. There are sunny tunes a-plenty, ...

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Annie – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

The cast of Annie

Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dan English Despite TV star Lesley Joseph dominating the advertising for this show, it is youngster Madeleine Haynes who deserves all the plaudits in the title role in Annie, which reaches Dartford's Orchard Theatre as part of its UK tour. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the musical tells the story of Annie, the well-known ...

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Annie – Opera House, Manchester

The cast of Annie

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Donna Kelly When Annie first burst onto Broadway in 1977, the brassy American musical won over hearts of theatregoers across the world with a record six-year run at the Alvin Theatre, scooping a Tony Award for Best Musical. Over 38 years later, the award-winning musical is continuing ...

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Annie – Bristol Hippodrome

Based on the book by: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Laura Hesketh With a red-headed orphan, a child-hating matriarch and catchy show tunes such as NYC and the unforgettable Tomorrow, a fresh and uplifting revival of the classicAnnie,directed by Nikolai Foster, has tap-danced its way to the Bristol Hippodrome. Set in 1930s New ...

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Annie – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Musical Director: George Dyer Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Over the years, some musicals gain an unfair reputation for being saccharine sweet confections. Often the fault lies with film adaptations of the original stage material, the hard edges of the live performance softened for cinema audiences. It’s a fate ...

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