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Love Story –Jack Studio Theatre, London

Music and additional lyrics: Howard Goodall Book and lyrics: Stephen Clark Director: Joseph C Walsh Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Howard Goodall and Stephen Clark’s lush musical take on Erich Segal’s perennial tearjerker Love Story gained critical if not commercial success with its West End run back in 2010, but its beautiful music can now be heard live again with its ...

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Days of Hope – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, London

Writer: Howard Goodall Director: Tim McArthur Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz [rating:4.5] The Spanish Civil War has an important yet neglected position in British history. We tend to mark 1939 as the beginning of war on the continent – giving way swiftly, in usual chauvinistic fashion, to 1940 and the our heroic stand against Germany in the Battle of Britain – ignoring ...

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Love Story – Paradise in Augustine’s, Edinburgh

Book and Lyrics: Stephen Clark Music and additional lyrics: Howard Goodall Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:5] Inspired by Erich Segal's best-selling tearjerker of a novel, Love Story by Stephen Clark and Howard Goodall, charts the story of rich Harvard boy Oliver, and poor but clever Radcliffe student, Jenny. They bicker and bitch, fall in love and marry much to the dismay ...

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The Hired Man – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Melvyn Bragg Music: Howard Goodall Lyrics: Howard Goodall Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Rebecca Taylor [rating:5] A spell-binding performance that will have you on an emotional rollercoaster throughout. This accomplished musical, a collaboration between Curve Theatre and Mercury Theatre, tells the story of a typical young family in Cumbria in the early 1900s, making a living by any means possible ...

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The Hired Man – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Music and Lyrics: Howard Goodall Book: Melvyn Bragg Director: Daniel Buckroyd Musical Director: Richard Reeday Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5] The on-going discussion on the future of the British musical continues to rumble apace. On a night when the latest West End blockbuster The Book of Mormon was drawing the attention of the national print critics for its opening in London, ...

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NEWS: Colchester Mercury Launches 2013 Programme

While many theatres are currently announcing their spring seasons, Colchester Mercury Theatre has gone one step further, today announcing programming for the entire of 2013. In his inaugural year at the Essex Theatre, new Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd has launched what the venue is promoting as its ‘Made In Colchester’ season. For Buckroyd it’s a natural extension of the theatre’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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Love Story – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Erich Segal Book and Lyrics: Stephen Clark Music and Additional Lyrics: Howard Goodall Director: Steve Wooldridge Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5]   It’s always a good sign that, even though you know how a story ends, that ending delivers an unavoidable emotional punch. Blood Brothers has exploited that outpouring of emotion for years and Howard Goodall’s chamber musical adaptation of ...

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