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Evita – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Michael Hootman It’s hard to analyse exactly why this production of Evita doesn’t quite work; it does nothing obviously wrong and everyone involved seems perfectly competent. But it never soars or emotionally engages the viewer, and the hairs on the back of my neck remained steadfastly ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright & Bob Thompson Reviewer: Holly Spanner Since early this year, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar has been touring the UK, with The Grand in Leeds roughly marking the halfway point. Since its conception in 1970, the musical was staged on Broadway a year later to mixed reviews before opening ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bob Thompson &Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Jonny Black Jesus Christ Superstar first hit the stage in 1971 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. It was the first professional stage production by the hugely successful team of Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics).‘JCS’ is a rock opera which ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Lyrics: Tim Rice Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Dominic Corr   An infusion of rock opera with religious text shouldn’t work so cleanly, yet Jesus Christ Superstar offers a complimentary balance of exquisite musical talent, paired with one of our oldest tales that becomes one of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s greatest pieces. ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar – Liverpool Empire

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bob Tomson &Bill Kenwright Reviewer: John Roberts Opening on Broadway in 1971 and in the UK in 1972, Jesus Christ Superstar is arguably Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s finest collaboration. A unique look at the final days in Jesus' life this rock opera still feels incredibly fresh and timeless thanks to ...

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Midsummer Songs – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Peter Rowe Composer: Ben Goddard Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Glen Pearce   University days are full of promise. A new circle of friends that will always be at the heart of your life and the prospects of a glittering career awaiting you as you set out to change the world. Of course life often gets ...

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Preview: Inside the Midsummer Songs rehearsal room

The creation of a musical is something that is often shrouded in secrecy. The rehearsal, technical and creative process hidden away from view until the creative team are happy that the piece is in the best possible shape to face the public. When that piece is a brand new show, instead of one of the many revivals currently being staged, ...

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