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Spring Awakening – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Book/Lyrics: Steven Sater Music: Duncan Sheik Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: John Roberts Over the past few years, the exciting partnership between Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Joe Houston and Will Whelton of Hope Mill Theatre have single handed changed the face of the Manchester Fringe Scene.  In the atmospheric warehouse space in Ancoats, magic really does take place, mainly ...

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Whisper House – The Other Palace, London

Music and lyrics: Duncan Sheik Book and lyrics: Kyle Jarrow Director: Adam Lenson Reviewer: Stephen Bates Anyone who can turn a Frank Wedekind play into a hit musical is worthy of respect and so be it with Duncan Sheik. His 2006 show Spring Awakening ran for over two years on Broadway and won multiple Tony awards, although its West End ...

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Spring Awakening – Paradise in Augustines, Edinburgh

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Book &Lyrics: Steven Sater Music: Duncan Sheik Reviewer: David Doyle The Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening has had a resurgence in interest following the Deaf West revival in New York, which offered a radical reinterpretation of the text. While not a radical reinterpretation, EUSOG’s production is an accomplished version of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s exploration of sexual repression in 19th ...

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CD REVIEW: American Psycho – Original London Cast Recording

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Music and Lyrics: Duncan Sheik Book: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Reviewer: Niall Harman Since its publication in 1991,Brett Easton Ellis’ novelAmerican Psychobeen deemed by some to ‘harmful to minors’, is only available in Australian bookshops shrink-wrapped in plastic and resulted in the author receiving death threats. It latermade for a bloody film starring Christian Bale. It’s fair to say that it is ...

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American Psycho – Almeida, London

Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis Music and Lyrics: Duncan Sheik Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [Rating:4] Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial slasher satire, American Psycho, is a disturbing portrait of the financial greed and yuppy consumerism of the 1980‘s, a grotesque inversion of the American dream, which divided critics when it was first published ...

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Spring Awakening – The Kings Arms, Salford

Music: Duncan Sheik Books and Lyrics: Steven Slater Director: James Baker Reviewer: Sarah Cassidy [Rating:4] Manchester based theatre company Assembled Junk have transformed the King’s Arms into 19th century Germany for their much anticipated musical revival of Spring Awakening. The rock musical is an adaptation of the controversial 1891 play by the German playwright Frank Wedekind. The play which was ...

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PREVIEW: Latitude Festival 2012

There’s always the feeling that something unexpected is always waiting just around the corner at theLatitude Festival. Where else would top name music acts share the line up with literature, comedy,art and theatre?As preparations build for this year’s seventh edition of Latitude, for Tania Harrison, Latitude’s artsand theatre programmer, that element of surprise is something even she is experiencing this ...

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