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CD REVIEW: Richard Woodford – Because of You

Album cover to Richard Woodford's debut album, Because of You

Reviewer: Holly Spanner With two decades of experience in the musical theatre industry, this debut album from Richard Woodford has been long awaited. During his career, to date, he has been involved in 11 major productions and is now somewhat spoilt for choice when it comes to material. It includes a selection of tracks from shows he has performed in, ...

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NEWS: West End stars record charity EP for Great Ormond Street

Cynthia Erivo, Simon Bowman, Sophie Louise Dann, Shona White, Scott Garnham, Jodie Jacobs &Michael Xavier join a host of musical theatre stars to record festive charity EP; ‘A Very West End Christmas’. In a project of unprecedented scale, co-producers Darren Bell and Kris Rawlinson brought together almost fifty stars of musical theatre, after two months of planning, to record an ...

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Chicago – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Fred Ebb &Bob Fosse Music: John Kander Director: Kevin Shaw Reviewer: Paul Downham [rating:4.5] With over 7,000 performances on Broadway and a 15 year stint in the West End Chicago is pretty well known to theatre goers across the globe, however this production from the Oldham Coliseum takes the show back to its vaudevillian roots. This is the first ...

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STAGESHOT: Chicago – Oldham Coliseum

Murder, mayhem and music has arrived once again in Oldham as the Coliseum Theatre stages a new and original version of the classic musical Chicago. The theatre has been granted the first professional rights to produce a new take on the famous story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly. The revival will be the first of its kind since 1997’s ...

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A Winters Tale – Landor Theatre, London

Book by Nick Stimson Music &lyrics by Howard Goodall Developed &directed by Andrew Keates Reviewer : Jonathan Baz [rating:4] In his programme notes, Howard Goodall says that A Winters Tale is a play that he has long wanted to adapt and it shows. Goodall’s quintessentially English sound resonates throughout the production and the care that he has lavished on composing ...

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