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Company – Gielgud Theatre

Book: George Furth Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Genuine insight is rare – and is marked by being something completely obvious as a truth, though the thought may not have occurred to you before. Premiering in 1970 as a musical about contemporary attitudes to sexuality and relationship status, it ruffled feathers, won awards and revealed that ...

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Guys & Dolls – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Jamie Parker as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls

Writers: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: James Garrington When a show elicits an audible gasp of admiration from the audience just 30 seconds in, you know that it’s going to be something special. From that moment on, Guys and Dolls doesn’t disappoint. The Chichester Festival Theatre has produced some outstanding shows ...

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Guys and Dolls – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Jo Swerling &Abe Burrows, based on the Stories and Characters of Damon Runyon Choreographer: Carlos Acosta &Andrew Wright Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard   Rolling into the Palace Theatre before pitching up in the West End next month, Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls will make your heart soar and your cheeks hurt from smiling. Nathan ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Richard Bean Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Selwyn Knight One Man, Two Guvnors boisterously burst onto the theatre scene in 2011, playing the West End and Broadway, winning the Evening Standard’s Best Play award and a Tony for James Corden for Best Actor in a Play. Based on a 1743 Italian Commedia del’Arte play, Servant ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Grand Opera House, York

Writer: Richard Bean Music: Grant Olding Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director and Choreographer: Adam Penford Reviewer: Janet Jepson Seeing One Man, Two Guvnors without knowing anything about the show is probably the best way to approach it, because the element of surprise is inconceivable. The four piece skiffle band The Craze, playing pleasantly as the audience takes their seats, ...

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One Man Two Guv’nors – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Nicholas Hytner and Cal McCrystal Reviewer: Dominic Corr Currently leaving ripples of laughter across the country, One Man Two Guvnors is striding out on its third UK tour. Leaving behind its home as a successful West End, Broadway and international production the show transforms Italian Commedia dell Arte into quintessential English slapstick. At the Festival Theatre ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Richard Bean Music: Grant Olding Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Luke Walker Since 2011 this production from the National Theatre has been an enormous hit on The South Bank, The West End and on Broadway. Beginning life with James Cordon in the central rôle it has garnered countless accolades. Now, the extensive touring production visits ...

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One Man Two Guvnors– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Lu Greer   Now on its third tour of the UK, this re-imagining of a classic Commedia dell’Arte, has until this point won over critics left and right as its takes the audience through some of the most chaotic days of Francis Henshall’s (Gavin Spokes) life when he tries ...

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