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Cinderella – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer & Director: Jamie Smith Reviewer: Alice Fowler Christmas in Guildford only properly begins with The Twelve Days of Christmas, as performed by the Yvonne Arnaud panto: an annual ritual of mayhem and misrule in which custard pies are thrown, knickers hurled and foam and water sprayed in all directions. This year, under the direction of Jamie Smith, things seem ...

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Our House – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Pink car full of young people

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Ann Bawtree Our House by Tim Firth is a book based around the songs of the band Madness; who were formed in 1976. The story and songs eventually become the musical, however it is more of a ‘what if’ idea than a narrative. Decisions sometimes have to be taken in a split second ...

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CD REVIEW: The Bakewell Bake Off: A New Musical

Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:3.5] Premiering at the Landor Theatre in October 2013 after a short run at the Waterloo East Theatre, SimG Records have released their latest recording: The Bakewell Bake Off. Initially intended as an in-house production, the musical was created as a college project by a group of students at the Guildford School of Acting (GSA), later to ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with Daniel Boys

Daniel Boys has enjoyed something of a meteoric rise since first coming to the broader public’s attention as a contestant on Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s reality show, Any Dream Will Do. However, the 34-year old has already accrued an impressive portfolio of rôles, from Russell Labey’s unnerving Wolfboy to the much lighter Avenue Q, the thoughtful Rent, and frothy High Society. He’s ...

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The Bakewell Bake Off – Landor Theatre, London

Writers: The Baking Committee Director: Julian Woolford Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3.5] Union Jacks draped across trestle tables, a notice board plastered with parish council news, Women’s Institute announcements and a photo of a lost guinea pig. We are unmistakably in a community hall in rural England. In the Derbyshire town of Bakewell to be precise, where the annual baking contest ...

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