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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Richmond Theatre, London

Book: Lawrence Kasha &David S. Landay Music: Gene De Paul, Al Kasha &Joel Hirschhorn Lyrics: Johnny Mercer, Al Kasha &Joel Hirschhorn Director/Choreographer - Patti Columbo An exuberant celebration of old-style song and dance performed in the lovely old Richmond theatre. The set makes full use of the American pioneer theme, with giant wooden sliding doors in place of a curtain, ...

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Liverpool Empire

Book: Lawrence Kasha &David S. Landay Music: Gene De Paul, Al Kasha &Joel Hirschhorn Lyrics: Johnny Mercer, Al Kasha &Joel Hirschhorn Director/Choreographer: Patti Colombo Reviewer: Grace Galloway What a “Wonderful Wonderful Day” or night as many people would say leaving the Empire Theatre after a stunning performance of the classic MGM musical. A massively upbeat and exciting production, which will ...

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Book: Lawrence Kasha &David S. Landay Music: Gene De Paul, Al Kasha &Joel Hirschhorn Lyrics: Johnny Mercer, Al Kasha &Joel Hirschhorn Director: Patti Colombo Reviewer: May Mellstrom [Rating:3.5] Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was a hit for MGM Studios in 1954 but it was not until 1979 that the movie was adapted for the stage, complete with additional songs by ...

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers –The Opera House, Manchester

Book: Lawrence Kasha &David S. Landay Music: Gene de Paul Lyrics: Johnny Mercer Director &Choreographer: Patti Colombo Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard [Rating:3.5]   This 1950s musical has been loving revived for the touring circuit, with Sam Attwater at the helm as oldest brother, Adam Pontipee and Helena Blackman as Milly, the first woman to marry in to the family of seven ...

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Seven Brides For Seven Brothers –New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Book: Lawrence Kasha and David S. Landay Music: Gene De Paul Lyrics: Johnny Mercer Director and Choreographer: Patti Colombo Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:4] This much loved musical film from 1954, now revived as a touring production, tells the story of Adam (Sam Attwater) the eldest of seven brothers who marries a feisty and resourceful Milly (Helena Blackman). Only after the ...

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Book: Lawrence Kasha and David S. Landay Music: Gene De Paul Lyrics: Johnny Mercer Director and Choreographer: Patti Colombo Reviewer: Joanna Forest [rating:4] The universally popular ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ continually finds its way up high in the polls for ‘Best Movie Musical Ever’ inspiring Howard Keel, who starred in the film, to say that “the film was magic ...

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Gay’s the Word – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Ivor Novello (adapted by Richard Stirling) Music: Ivor Novello Lyrics: Alan Melville Director: Stewart Nicholls Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:2] Ivor Novello remains an iconic name in British theatre but, unlike contemporaries such as Coward and Rattigan, his works are largely unknown to modern audiences. This production gives clear clues both as to how he gained his stature and as ...

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