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Side Show  – CLF Art Cafe, London

Book and Lyrics: Bill Russell Music: Henry Krieger Director:  Dom O’Hanlon Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Side Show wasn’t a success when it first opened on Broadway in 1997. However, after a successful revival in 2015, it premiered in the UK at the Southwark Playhouse a year later.  Theatre company Pint of Wine’s new production at the cool CLF Art Cafe in Peckham ...

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CD REVIEW: Dreamgirls – Original London Cast Recording

Three singers on starfield background

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Musical theatre fans on both sides of the Atlantic often need to have patience. In an age when cinema releases and TV shows can be released and broadcast simultaneously all over the world, musicals take time to travel across the pond. In the case of Matilda the Musical, Broadway had to wait two years after its West ...

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Dreamgirls – Savoy Theatre, London

Writer: Tom Eyen Director and Choreographer: Casey Nicholaw Composer: Henry Krieger Reviewer: Tom Finch It’s been 35 years since a show that revolutionised musical theatre, Dreamgirls opened on Broadway. Now it’s finally opened in the West End. It was worth the wait. Loosely based on the meteoric rise of The Supremes, Tom Eyen’s and Henry Krieger’s show charts the rise ...

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Side Show – Southwark Playhouse, London

Book and Lyrics: Bill Russell Music: Henry Krieger Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer: Daniel Perks A carnival of freaks, a Side Show where Sir (Chris Howell) parades the outcasts of yesteryear. Nowadays it is ok to be different, alternative – in many ways it is considered trendy, a bold statement of one’s individuality. The Half Man Half Woman (Kirstie Skivington) or ...

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CD REVIEW: Side Show – 2014 Broadway Cast Recording

Music by Henry Krieger Book &Lyrics by Bill Russell Additional Book Material by Bill Condon Reviewer: Mark Clegg The travelling freak show is a long tradition with a chequered history. Although generally seen by the public as a thing of the past, recent TV shows like Freakshow and American Horror Story as well as the popularity of close relatives Circus ...

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