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The Wind in the Willows – The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Julian Fellowes Music and Lyrics: George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: David Jobson After more than a century, The Wind in the Willows still enchants children with its charming tale. It has been adapted countless times for stage, movie and TV. Now it’s traipsing the open road with songs to match in this new musical adaptation of ...

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The Wind in the Willows – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Julian Fellowes Music &Lyrics: George Stiles &Anthony Drewe Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: John Roberts There is something endearing about Kenneth Grahame’s story of friendship and survival among the animals of the woodland. It’s appeal never seems to weaken as new generations are introduced to the tales of Mole, Ratty, Badger and the eponymous Mr Toad. So it was no ...

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The Wind in the Willows – Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer:Julian Fellowes Music and Lyrics:George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: Helen Tope The Wind in the Willows is a much-loved classic, entertaining generations of children with stories from the riverbank. The adventures of Rat, Badger, Mole and Toad form a tale of friendship that lends itself to any interpretation. It’s therefore not surprising that The Wind in the ...

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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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Candide – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Music: Leonard Bernstein Book: Hugh Wheeler, adapted from Voltaire Lyrics: Richard Wilbur Additional Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Leonard Bernstein’s take on Voltaire’s philosophical attire has had many incarnations, thus labelling it as something of a problematic musical. But given their pedigree for musical theatre, the ...

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A Man of No Importance – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Music: Stephen Flaherty Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Book: Terrence McNally Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Much like its central character, the charms of A Man of No Importance are gentle and delicate and these remain the watchwords for Gareth Machin’s actor/musician production of this musical for Salisbury Playhouse. Based on a 1994 film and set in early 1960s Dublin, Alfie Byrne is ...

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A Winters Tale – Landor Theatre, London

Book by Nick Stimson Music &lyrics by Howard Goodall Developed &directed by Andrew Keates Reviewer : Jonathan Baz [rating:4] In his programme notes, Howard Goodall says that A Winters Tale is a play that he has long wanted to adapt and it shows. Goodall’s quintessentially English sound resonates throughout the production and the care that he has lavished on composing ...

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