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Fame The Musical – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Jose Ferdinandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director / Choreographer: Nick Winston Musical Supervisor: Mark Crossland Reviewer: Janet Jepson Welcome to the New York City High School for Performing Arts, inhabited by talented students known as the kids from Fame. There are no promises that life here will be easy after all the iconic quote goes, “You want ...

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Cinderella – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Alan McHugh, with additional material by Billy Pearce Musical Director: James McCullagh Choreographer: Stillie Dee Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Sue Collier Bradford Alhambra’s annual pantomime is always entertaining. On entering the Theatre, one is met by a children’s choir and the friendly and believable Santa who whips up excitement for the days ahead regarding the number of sleeps left ...

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Lady Windermere’s Fan – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Linnie Reedman Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty   Conveniently for all concerned, this feels like a terribly modern play. Clearly this Oscar Wilde fellow had some talent, creating a piece of work that provides as incisive a look at contemporary society today as it did over 120 years ago when it was first performed. Adultery and jealousy are ...

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Aladdin – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Christopher Dunham Reviewer: JohnnyFox [rating:3] Like a lot of people with a lifelong theatre habit, mine started with a pantomime. Having since written and acted in several, playing everything from Peter Pan to an Ugly Sister, I still love them and it’s delightful on the walk from Richmond station to the theatre, to see the excitement ...

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42nd Street – The Mayflower, Southampton

Author of the original novel: Bradford Ropes Director and co-authors: Mark Bramble and Michael Stewart Lyricist: Al Dubin Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating: 5] Set in 1933 just as the Great Depression was beginning to turn the corner, thanks to President Franklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal, this show is not so much a musical performance as an explosion of instrumental music, ...

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42nd Street – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Book: Mark Bramble &Michael Stewart Music &Lyrics: Harry Warren &Al Dubin Choreographer: Graeme Henderson Director: Mark Bramble Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [Rating:1] High expectations for a fast-paced, punchy show, with an interesting storyline, endearing characters and mind-blowing, sharp, impressive dance routines, are quickly torn to shreds, and you are left severely disappointed with a large dose of ennui. After an ...

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42nd Street – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Director: Mark Bramble Choreographer: Graeme Henderson Musical Supervisor: Gareth Williams Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating: 4.5] “Come and meet, those dancing feet, on the avenue I’m taking you to, 42nd Street” Welcome to 42nd Street, one of the most successful and longest running Broadway musicals ever, which has jauntily been brought to life for the Sheffield stage in this new touring ...

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