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Happy Days – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Samuel Becket Director: Andy Arnold Reviewer: R. G. Balgray Mention Samuel Becket’s name to a theatre-goer, and the connotations are clear to see: the refinement of drama to high art, coupled with the probing exploration of existential angst. And there’s little hope in waiting for him to explain himself – he was always at pains never to apologise, or ...

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Happy Days – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Garry Marshall Music and Lyrics: Paul Williams Director: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Happy Days seeks to satisfy our need for nostalgia, looking back to simpler times. It manages this in two ways – set in 1959, we see an idealised American small town community, but, for many of the audience, we are also carried back only forty years ...

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Happy Days – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Gary Marshall Composer &Lyricist: Paul Williams Director: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Marina Spark   Happy Days is currently entertaining audiences in Plymouth at the Theatre Royal. The cheery, upbeat new musical has the audience buzzing with excitement as the overture complete with accompanying disco lights starts. The story is a simple one - the friends and family members that treat ...

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Happy Days – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Book: Garry Marshall Music and Lyrics: Paul Williams Director and Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Glen Pearce   For a generation of a certain age, the lyrics ‘Monday, Tuesday Happy Days’ will instantly bring back memories of a much more innocent time spent in front of the TV in the late 1970s, early 80s, watching the seemingly glamorous and exotic life ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with… Heidi Range

Heidi Range is probably best known for her stint in mega-successful British girl group, Sugababes. A constant fixture in their ever-changing line-up, from 2002 onwards, she scored a whopping six number one singles, including Freak Like Me and About You Now. Range is much more than just a talented vocalist, however. As a veteran of Celebrity Masterchef and Dancing On ...

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Happy Days: A New Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Garry Marshall Music &Lyrics: Paul Williams Director &Choreographer: Andrew Wright Designer: Tom Rogers Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys TV’s favourite 1950's family, the Cunninghams and the rest of the gang from the beloved show Happy Days: Pinky, Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi join forces in a battle to save their beloved diner Arnold's from demolition. It’s a race against time. ...

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Happy Days: A New Musical – Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Garry Marshall Director: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Southampton came alive to the sounds of “Goodbye grey skies hello blue” last night when it opened its doors to Happy Days: A New Musical. Based on the award winning US TV show of the same name, this show tells the story of the Cunningham family and the Fonz in 1950s ...

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Happy Days – Young Vic, London

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Natalie Abrahami Reviewer: Harry Stern If Waiting for Godot is Beckett's contemplation on the simple challenges faced by being alive then Happy Days might be his meditation on the approaching end of a human being's allotted span. But then perhaps it is not. The genius of the playwright's work is its ability to provoke wildly differing ...

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