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Club Tropicana – The Musical – Bradford Alhambra

Writer: Book by Michael Gyngell Music: Greg Arrowsmith Director: Samuel Holmes & Nick Winston Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sue Collier The narrative for Club Tropicana – The Musical is very simple. Serena jilts Olly on their wedding day, and they each go on holiday to Spain, accompanied by their friends. Lo and behold, they both stay at The Club Tropicana ...

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Songs for Nobodies – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Writer: Joanna Murray-Smith Director: Simon Phillips Reviewer: Maryam Philpott A chance encounter with celebrity is something that we’ve all dreamed of at some point; whether it’s coming face-to-face with a particular idol or enjoying our own 15 minutes of fame collecting that much deserved Oscar, Tony Award or being elected Prime Minister, we’re all encouraged to dream big. For a ...

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Sister Act – The Alhambra, Bradford

Alexandra Burke and Jon Robyns in Sister Act 2016 UK tour

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book: Cheri &Bill Steinkellner Director: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Sue Collier An enthusiastic full house greets the opening night of Sister Act at Bradford cAlhambra. It has a strong start with great scenery which is creatively adapted to portray the church, a night club and the police station cells. There are few well-known songs in ...

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Sister Act – Liverpool Empire

Alexandra Burke and Jon Robyns in Sister Act 2016 UK tour

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book: Cheri &Bill Steinkellner Director: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: John Roberts Craig Revel Horwood has over the years brought us some of the best actor/musician productions in the UK, his Hot Mikado was sensational and his revival of Chess brought a clarity to the storytelling that the musical usually looses when staged. Now with ...

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Bugle Boy – Darlington Civic Theatre

Writer: Den Stevenson Director: Bruce James Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [Rating:4] Iconic legend, Glen Miller (Michael Storrs), was musician, arranger, composer, band leader and creator of a unique sound. An emotional and inspirational storyline, bugle boy was the pet name his wife, college sweetheart Helen Burger (Yildiz Hussein), gave him and he called her funny face. His wife was the ‘rock’ ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer and Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:3.5] Set in a working class town in the North, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a heart-warming fairytale about an anxious, reclusive girl, Little Voice (Jess Robinson). She rarely leaves her room, but instead listens to her dead father’s record collection at high volume, miming along to the words. ...

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Bugle Boy – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Original Concept &Playwright: Den Stevenson Director: David Wilder Musical Director: Greg Arrowsmith Reviewer: James Martin [Rating:4]   Glen Miller strived throughout his life to find a ‘unique sound’ that would set him apart from his contemporaries and scribe his name into the history books as one of the 20th Century’s finest producers of music. Although his individual strength as a ...

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