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Shrek – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Tour Director: Nigel Harman Musical Director: Dave Rose Original Choreography: Josh Prince Reviewer: Fiona Hannon People of Sheffield booked their tickets to see Shrek – The Musical almost two years ago, and it was certainly worth the wait. This production is a complete joy from start to finish. Anyone who is familiar ...

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Shrek, The Musical – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Original Production Directors: Jason Moore &Rob Ashford Tour Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree   Fans of the Shrek movies will no doubt flock to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury over the next 2½ weeks. With a cast of familiar characters; live band; lush costumes; slick production and amplified sound that is (hallelujah) ...

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Shrek The Musical – New Theatre, Oxford

Director: Nigel Harman Book and lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Based on the popular DreamWorks Animation film that features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz, Shrek the Musical is a family oriented, comedy musical with a lot of pizazz, heart, and sass. Those familiar with the film will see most of their ...

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Shrek the Musical – Bristol Hippodrome

Director: Nigel Harman Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Reviewer: Naomi Stevens Set in the kingdom of Duloc, Shrek the Musical is the fairytale about fairytales. Of course, it isn't your average story, but the key points are all there - brave knights setting out to rescue the beautiful princess, a bit of magic and a foe to create problems ...

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Shrek The Musical – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Lindsay and Cameron Sykes After a Wickedly triumphant run of a previous west end musical, Leeds Grand leaves down the green carpet to welcome in Shrek The Musical on the first leg of its first UK tour. If you don’t know the story of Shrek the green ...

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That Day We Sang – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Victoria Wood Director: Sarah Frankcom Reviewer: Matthew Nichols [Rating:5] Having first encountered Victoria Wood’s nostalgic comedy drama two years ago at the Manchester International Festival. On a baking hot afternoon, and with an acid hangover (me, not the afternoon), it was the equivalent of collapsing in front of high quality Sunday night TV. Two years on, with some tweaking, ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer &Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Chris Wong Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:4] It’s panto time again and Paul Hendy and Emily Wood’s Evolution Productions is back in residence at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre. This production brings the sunshine back to a cold winter’s evening with plenty of laughs and heaps of audience participation. It also comes complete with fantastically colourful scenery, ...

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Legally Blonde – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Music &Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Book: Heather Hach Director &Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Michael Rawlings [rating:4] In 2010 Legally Blonde was the surprise hit of London, seizing a sackful of awards for both the production and its star, Sheridan Smith. Its success was such that this touring production actually started life while the show was still resident at ...

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