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Rain Man –The Lowry, Salford

Writer:  Dan Gordon Director: Jonathan O Boyle Reviewer: Matt Forrest Back in 1988 Barry Levinson directed the hugely commercial and critically successful film Rain Man. The film was a vehicle for Hollywood heavyweights Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. It was the highest grossing film of 1988 and bagged four Academy awards. However, more importantly, it managed to bring autism to ...

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Rain Man – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writer: Dan Gordon Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: James Garrington Many people will remember the 1988 movie Rain Man with affection – starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, the film won several Academy Awards and has entered into popular culture as one of the classics. The film has now made its way onto the stage, thanks to the Classic Screen To Stage ...

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Rain Man – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Dan Gordon from the screenplay by Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Gareth Davies The risk in taking a well-known, well-loved film and transferring it to the stage is that audiences have such a strong connection to the original that any attempt to reinvent it could fail to meet expectations. As such, the Classic Screen to ...

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Sleeping Beauty– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer and Director: Richard Gauntlett Reviewer: Lu Greer The tree lights are twinkling, presents are being wrapped, and there’s still no sign of snow. This can only mean two things: Christmas is coming and Richard Gauntlett has got a giant multi-coloured dress on again. The Theatre Royal Norwich panto is once again written and directed by Gauntlett, with him also taking on ...

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Aladdin – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Chris Gascoyne as Abanazar

Writer / Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Rob Eckland Choreographer: Sarah Langley Reviewer: Janet Jepson The pantomime season is here again and this year’s production at Sheffield’s Lyceum does not disappoint. Aladdin has glamour and glitter, sparkle and splendour, singalongs, shouting and, of course, the customary baddie alongside a man in a dress. How much more magic could anyone ask ...

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Dreamboats and Miniskirts – The Grand, Leeds

Writers: Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Musical Supervisor: Keith Strachan Directors: Bill Kenwright and Keith Strachan Reviewer: Janet Jepson If you wore a miniskirt and dated a dreamboat chances are that you had a lot of fun in the 1960s, as the latest offering from Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran clearly demonstrates. This Dreamboat sets sail where the last Petticoat ...

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Dreamboats and Miniskirts – Palace Theare, Manchester

Book: Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Musical Supervisor: Keith Strachan Choreographer: Carôle Todd Directors: Bill Kenwright and Keith Strachan Musical Director: Michael Kantola Reviewer: Julia Taylor   The lively audience at Dreamboats and Miniskirts have no inhibitions. They sing and clap their hearts out. These aren’t teenagers. They are baby boomers who recall the time in the sixties when most ...

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Save The Last Dance For Me – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Music: Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Laura Orton [rating:3] It’s the summer of ’63 and 17 year old Marie (played by Elizabeth Carter) is allowed to go on holiday without her parents, under the supervision of older sister Jennifer (Verity Jones). And where better for the two Luton girls to ...

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