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Fame the Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Jose Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen  “You want fame? Well fame costs. And right here is where you start paying in sweat.”  The story and sentiment behind Fame the Musical is indeed an infamous one. It has brought to life the ‘behind the scenes’ of the prestigious New York City High ...

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Flashdance The Musical – Brighton Theatre Royal

Writer: Tom Hedley and Robert Cary Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer:  Cathy Swaby The vibrancy, passion and rhythm of the 1980s have once again come to UK audiences in the musical production of Flashdance; a stomping show of dazzling lights, lycra and legwarmers. For those who love the original 1983 film, nostalgically remember the decade, or are lovers of films and ...

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Absolute Bowie – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Absolute Bowie

Reviewer: Matt Forrest The phrases ‘icon’ and ‘legend’ are banded about far too much these days: it would seem you only have to appear in some God-awful reality TV show, and you jump into "legend" status. However, on 10 January this year, the world lost a true icon, and legend of popular culture, when David Bowie passed away. It has ...

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Fame – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music: Steven Margoshes Lyrics: Jaques Levy Book: Jose Fernandez Director: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The question is can a musical based upon a 1980 movie and its spin-off TV series still pull in the crowds 34 years on? The original audience for Fame, this teenage tale of life at the New York City High School for the Performing Arts ...

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INTERVIEW: Paul Spicer…Part I

Over the next two weeks TPR will be sharing with you an exclusive two part interview withWest End performer and producer Paul Spicer. The dialogue between Paul and his friend/colleague Ava Eldred brings a unique insight into Paul’s career and future aspirations in a truly honest and open interview. - John Roberts : Executive Editor Once upon a long ago ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part III

And as we come to our final part of our 2014 preview of shows in and around the UK and Ireland we ask our regional editors in the North West, London, and along the South Coast what productions are getting them excited over the course of the year. Do you agree? What are you most looking forward to? Share your ...

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NEWS: Gary Lloyd directs UK tour of hit show Fame

Gary Lloyd the director and choreographer behind long-running tribute show Thriller Live is set to direct and choreograph an all new production of Fame – the Musical in a new UK tour which will open at the New Wimbledon Theatre in February 2014. Fame the Musical is based on the oscar winning film and cult 80s TV show which also ...

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