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DVD REVIEW: That Day We Sang

Writer &Director: Victoria Wood Reviewer: Glen Pearce First a stage commission for the Manchester International Festival in 2011, then a Christmas TV special for the BBC in 2014, Victoria Wood’s That Day We Sang now makes the transition to DVD. Inspired by the real life 1929 recording of Purcell's’s Nymphs and Shepherds by the Manchester Children’s Choir and the 1969 ...

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DVD REVIEW: Billy Elliot The Musical – Live

Book and Lyrics: Lee Hall Music: Elton John Director: Stephen Daldry Choreographer: Peter Darling Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Not since the 1950s has theatre and the cinema screen has such a strong link. Then it was big blockbuster movie adaptations of equally blockbuster musicals. Now, while the big film adaptation is also making a comeback, audiences are just as likely ...

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DVD REVIEW: The Alternative Comedy Experience: Season one

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3.5] The Alternative Comedy Experience was a season of performances curated by long standing alternative comedian Stewart Lee, filmed live at Edinburgh’s famous The Stand Comedy Club and believe It or not as the DVD tells us before every episode was “Filmed in-front of an actual real audience” – well I would hate to see an “actual ...

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DVD CHILD’S EYE VIEW: My Babysitter’s A Vampire – The Movie.

Producer: Disney Reviewer: Phoebe Patrick (10) [Rating:4] When a family hire a babysitter (Erica) played by Kate Todd to look after their children, they never knew they were hiring a vampire. Very quickly things start to go wrong and Ethan (Matthew Knight) needs to protect himself and the rest of his family from a blood thirsty pack of vampires that ...

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