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A Murder Has been Arranged – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Emlyn Williams Directors: Ian Dickens and David North Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] The Grand’s summer season of plays, provided by Ian Dickens Productions, comes to a close with A Murder Has Been Arranged, a play written and set shortly before the Second World War in affluent society. The title might lead theatregoers to expect a classic whodunnit. Indeed, the ...

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Carrie’s War – The Grand Theatre, Lancaster

Writer: Nina Bawden Director: Carol Williamson Reviewer: Paul Jones [rating:4] Keep Calm and Carrie On. The beloved children’s book Carrie’s War makes it way to the Grand Theatre this week and brings with it a plethora of local talent from young to old. Carrie’s War tells the story of a sister and brother, Carrie and Nick Willow (played by Katherine ...

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Steaming – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Nell Dunn Director: Andrew Lynford Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] Steaming is one of a suite of four plays from the Ian Dickens Company touring this summer. Written by Nell Dunn and first performed in 1981, it won what was to become the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. The characters are an assorted bunch who would never meet socially ...

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NEWS: Principal casting for Wicked UK & Ireland Tour

Principal casting has been announce this morning for the UK &Ireland tour of the international smash hit musical Wicked. Leading the cast as the misunderstood green witch is previous West End Elphaba Nikki Davis-Jones who joins the cast fresh from playing Maureen in the first leg of the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT. Davis-Jones was also in the World Premiere ...

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The Mousetrap – Woverhampton Grand

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer [Rating:4.5] Agatha Christie’s quintessential murder mystery, The Mousetrap, is the longest running production in the world, now in its 60th year of being on stage. To celebrate its diamond anniversary, director Ian Watt-Smith is taking the play on tour, and it can currently be seen at the Wolverhampton Grand. The Mousetrap ...

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Blood Brothers – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book, Music and Lyrics: Willy Russell Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] “Why couldn’t I be like Eddie?”, Mickey Johnstone seems to be crying at the climax of this musical, jealous of his friend’s advantages in life. Mickey is from the wrong side of the tracks and near the end of a seemingly inevitable downward spiral. ...

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Cats – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Director: Trevor Nunn Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:5] “The Jellicle moon is shining bright; the Jellicle’s come to the Jellicle Ball”. These words were first heard on a London stage in May 1981. Nearly 32 years later, and despite once closing its doors, Cats remains one of the best loved and most well known musicals in both ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Jodie Prenger

The I'd Do Anything winner is starring in comedy hit One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. As she joins the show's tour cast for a week in her home town of Blackpool, she caught up with us about comedy rôles, the transition from talent show winner to cast member and keeping her dogs in chew sticks. You’ve ...

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