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George Benson – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: RL Bartholomew Such is the stature of jazz great George Benson that – should he ever choose – he could walk on stage, mumble the titles of his monumental back catalogue and would, no doubt,  receive an ecstatic standing ovation. There is not, indeed, any such grandstanding at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall where the charismatic guitarist plays a two-hour set that effortlessly ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Darren Kuppan

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons talks to Darren Kuppan on his rôle as Maneer Khan in the touring production of East is East. What were your early years like in the industry? Before I was an actor I actually started off as a dancer from when I was about seven or eight. Then from the age of twelve to 16 ...

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Let It Be – Mayflower, Southampton

Director: John Maher Reviewer:Naomi Stevens Let it Beat the Mayflower Southampton highlights that nearly 50 years after the demise of The Beatles their music is still as popular today as it ever was. This production takes the audience on a Magical Mystery Tour through the era of the Fab Four, and although this show has more of a concert feel ...

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Of Mice and Men – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Book: John Steinbeck Music: Heather Christian Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Holly Spanner Based on the book by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men is nearing its 80th birthday. A popular study on the GCSE syllabus, the story has been read and analyzed by many. Released to glowing reviews in 1937 when it hit bestseller lists around the country and subsequently ...

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