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The Buddy Holly Story – The Palace Theatre, Mancheste

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen “It’s not that I want to be rich. I just want the world to remember the name Buddy Holly”. Little did a passionate and determined teenage Buddy Holly know quite how much his words and wishes would come true, his music inspiring renowned artists such as The Beatles, Eric Clapton and ...

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Heartbeat – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: David Lonsdale Director: Keith Myers Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Axed in 2010 and with 15 million viewers in its heyday, Heartbeat was a staple of Sunday night TV for 18 years. Cashing in on the current trend for nostalgia, this new theatrical version should have been given major cardiac surgery before it ever got to a stage. Set in 1969, ...

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Heartbeat – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: David Lonsdale Director: Keith Myers Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   The set for Heartbeat acts as a metaphor for most of the things that are wrong with this production. The wonderful countryside of Yorkshire is represented by some astroturf, fake flowers and a plastic wall all thrown together with a wonky sense of perspective. The nostalgia-laden fictional village of ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Book: Richard O'Brien Original Music Arrangements: Richard Hartley Director: Christopher Luscombe Musical Director: Tony Castro Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin [rating:4.5] When a show has been bubbling about in the consciousness for about 40 years it can get stuck in a sort of … well, Timewarp. But then that's where Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show belongs. It's like an old family friend ...

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