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20th Century Boy: The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: John Maher with additional material from Nicky Graham & Colin Giffin Director: John Maher Choreographer: Cressida Carré  Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Four decades after his untimely death, 20th Century Boy aims to shine a light on the man once dubbed "The Electric Warrior", the "King of Glam Rock" and the "Godfather of Punk", Marc Bolan. Setting out on a path ...

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20thCentury Boy: the Musical – Opera House, Manchester

Music/Lyrics: Marc Bolan Book/Director: John Maher Reviewer: Jo Beggs There must be some mileage in juke-box musicals with so many doing the rounds, but 20thCentury Boy suggests that Producers are getting just a bit lazy with the format. Yes, there’s an audience out there for anything with Marc Bolan’s pretty face on it, but there’s also a handful of good tribute ...

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CD Review: Ms. A Song Cycle – Concept Recording


Music: George Stiles, Amy Bowie, Paul Boyd, Tamar Broadbent, Brian Lowdermilk, George Maguire, Eamonn O’Dwyer, Gianni Onori, Robert Sherman, Luke Di Somma, Sarah Travis, Verity Quade, Erin Murray Quinlan and Robbie White. Lyrics: Rory Sherman Reviewer: Holly Spanner Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition which can affect the brain and/or spinal cord causing a range of potential symptoms, including ...

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The Buskers Opera – Park Theatre, London

Writer/ Composer: Dougal Irvine Choreographer: Lucie Pankhurst Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Daniel Perks   On a day when Londoners were out in force to vote in the latest set of Mayoral elections, The Buskers Opera presented anti-capitalist verses to the world on what can only be assumed as a deliberate choice of date. The latest creation of composer/ lyricist/ writer ...

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CD REVIEW: Julie Atherton – Rush of Life

Reviewer: Holly Spanner How refreshing it is when a much loved musical theatre actress releases an album with exciting original writing. With the exception of George Maguire who features twice on the album, all the tracks are written by a different composer. This does not however result in a mix-mash of styles, rather a contemporary and idyllic blend of complementary ...

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Lift – Soho Theatre, London

Music and lyrics: Craig Adams Book: Ian Watson Director: Steven Paling Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3] A musical looking at “love, life and loss in a London lift”, Craig Adams and Ian Watson’s Lift is a thing to treasure in and of itself – a new British musical. Adams started writing the song cycle in 2005 and following the nurturing development ...

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20th Century Boy – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Peter Rowe Music &Lyrics: Marc Bolan Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] 20th Century Boy tells the story of Marc Bolan through the eyes of Rolan Bolan: the son who never knew him. As the show opens, we see Rolan in Los Angeles obsessing over footage and reports of Bolan’s premature death in 1977. His mother ...

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