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Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical – The Alexandra, Birmingham

Book: James Lapine Music and Lyrics: William Finn Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Hoover family is one dysfunctional family. As the programme notes suggest, while the characters may seem to have little in common they are glued together by that single familial bond.  Olive Hoover is the youngest family member. She’s bullied at school and harbours dreams of ...

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Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: James Lapine Music and Lyrics: William Finn Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The epitome of dysfunctional, the Hoover family travel 800 miles from Albuquerque, New Mexico in grandpa's beaten up VW camper van to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, so the youngest member of the clan, the unlikely Olive, can compete. So goes William ...

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Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical – The Arcola Theatre, London

Book: James Lapine Music and Lyrics: William Finn Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer: Maryam Philpott William Finn’s adaptation of Little Miss Sunshine promises much, wacky scenarios, a loveable misfit family and the most musical of themes, self-belief. And while no one likes to be upstaged, the success of Finn’s production, receiving its European premiere at the Arcola Theatre, relies on the glittering ...

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Promises, Promises – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Neil Simon Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David Director: Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: Heather Deacon The '60s were a lot of fun, what with the sexual revolution and relatively cheap rent in NYC ($86.50 a month, say what?) and nothing has really changed, executive types still play away with their naive secretaries and love still inevitably sucks. This revival of ...

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NEWS: Tate & John-Wilson to headline Miss Atomic Bomb at St James’

TV Comedian Catherine Tate will join Dean John-Wilson who is soon to be joining the cast of Disney's Aladdin at the Palace Theatre in the World Premiere of new musical Miss Atomic Bomb at St James' Theatre from 7 March - 9 April 2016. The new musical has been written by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long and will ...

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Flowers of the Forest – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: John Van Druten Director: Anthony Biggs Reviewer: Stephen Bates Middle class dramatists of the mid 20th Century were swept out of favour by the new wave created by John Osborne and others in the late1950s. However, now, with Noel Coward’s works rarely absent from our stages and with Terence Rattigan having been rehabilitated into mainstream theatre for some time, ...

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Once – Phoenix Theatre, London

Book: Enda Walsh Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:5] Unusually for a West End musical, Once gently pulses rather than powerhouses its way into the affections, beating very much to its own unique rhythm with a sublimely sensitive story of the power of music and the pain of untimely love. From ...

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