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Sweet Charity – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Book: Neil Simon Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Dorothy Fields Director: Derek Bond Reviewer: Tate James This musical theatre comedy makes a sweet Christmas treat at the Royal Exchange. When Sweet Charity burst onto the Broadway Stage in the 60s, it encapsulated the spirit of the decade and, 50 years later, it still charms and delights as we follow our happy-go-lucky ...

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CD REVIEW: Sweet Charity – Original London Cast Recording

Sweet Charity - Original London Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg From the iconic brassy six note opening of Big Spender at the start of the overture to the not-very-happy ending, Sweet Charity is an iron-clad classic. Originally opening on Broadway in 1967, this is a rerelease of the soundtrack of the London cast from the following year. Charity Hope Valentine is a hostess in a New York ...

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Sweet Charity – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Book: Neil Simon Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Dorothy Fields Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Greg Palmer Reviewer: Glen Pearce   The Cinderella story is a loved theatre staple, but the familiar tale is given a twist in 1960s musical Sweet Charity. Cinderella may get her prince but will Charity find the man of her dreams? Sweet Charity has become a ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Original Book: Herbert Fields &Dorothy Fields Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Grace Galloway   Irving Berlin’s musical Annie Get Your Gun certainly goes off with a bang, but not as entirely sharp-shooting as perhaps anticipated. With classic songs including There's No Business Like Show Business and Anything you can do this show seems to be a recipe ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Book: Herbert and Dorothy Fields, and Peter Stone Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin. Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Pete Benson The original 1946 production of Annie Get Your Gun was created by some of the most iconic names from the American musical genre with songs by Irving Berlin, a book by Dorothy and Frank Fields and produced by Rodgers and Hammerstein. ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Book: Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields and Peter Stone Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Annie Get Your Gun is a fast-moving love story, full of romance, youthful joy, hurt pride, compromise and reconciliation. Along the way, it includes loads of well-loved songs most notably, ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’, ‘Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly’, and ‘I’ve ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – New Oxford Theatre

Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Original Book: Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields New Book and Additional Material: Peter Stone Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Sixty eight years after its first appearance on Broadway, the rootin’ tootin’ story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler is touring the UK with an all guns blazing cast led by West End performer Emma ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – Opera House, Manchester

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Original Book: Herbert Fields &Dorothy Fields New Book &Additional Material: Peter Stone Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace A true golden oldie, Annie Get Your Gun featuring a brilliant score by Irving Berlin first burst onto the stage in 1946, nearly seventy years ago. It proved to be a great hit both on Broadway and in ...

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