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Calamity Jane – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Charles K. Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Rosie Revell A modern reimagining of the classic 1953 Oscar winning movie musical of the same name, Calamity Jane rides into Leeds with big shoes to fill - and it certainly does not disappoint. This barnstorming, whip-cracking, rooting–tooting gem of a production delights theatre goers ...

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Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra Celebrate Doris Day – CAST, Doncaster

Singers: Clare Teal, Matthew Ford Conductor: Colin Billing Reviewer: Ron Simpson Though Clare Teal undoubtedly has a considerable following of her own, the packed auditorium at CAST seemed to suggest that the appeal of Doris Day, now in her nineties, is undiminished. So it proved when the last few numbers – saving till last some of her most popular songs ...

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Calamity Jane – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Adaptor: Charles K. Freeman Choreographer: Nick Winston Director: Nikola Foster Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard The popular film that starred Doris Day is back on the road with I’d Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger in the title rôle. Using the life of Martha Jane Cannary (the real life Calamity Jane) as a basis for this ...

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Clare Teal – Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Musical Director: Grant Windsor Reviewer: Sue Collier Having never heard Clare Teal sing prior to writing this review, one was definitely in a minority among the full house of Harrogate’s Theatre’s eager audience of Teal fans tonight. Teal was accompanied by a fantastic trio of extremely talented musicians, comprising of her musical director Grant Windsor on Piano, Simon Little on ...

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Secret Love – Millfield Art Centre, London

Writer and director: Phil Wilmott Reviewer: Robert Cottingham [rating:2] Doris Day had one of the most distinctive voices of any female singer, instantly recognisable to all who heard it. Frank Sinatra called her one of his favourite singers, which was saying something. Unfortunately, this tribute to the still-living legend, gives little indication of what a great talent Doris Day was ...

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