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Crazy For You – Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Crazy for You 2016 Tour cast

Music and Lyrics: George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin Book: Ken Ludwig Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: David Jobson   Upon first glance, Crazy for You appears to be a classic comedy Broadway musical the age of the roaring 20s. Believe it or not, this is a musical from the 90s, using classical songs written by the beloved George and Ira Gershwin ...

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Romeo & Juliet – Garrick Theatre, London

Writer:William Shakespeare Directors: Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford Reviewer: Niall Harman Harlequinade, a previous production in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s ‘Plays at the Garrick’ season saw two over-the-hill actors attempt to play Romeo and Juliet, with bizarre wigs and hilarious consequences. Once again, the actors in this revival are too old for the parts, something that befalls almost every ...

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Tell Me on a Sunday – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Don Black Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: James Garrington Tell me on a Sunday was, according to its composer, an experiment. Wanting to try something smaller after the major works he had written with Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber teamed up with Don Black to create a one-hour piece for television, broadcast in 1980. Since then, ...

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Tell Me On A Sunday – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Lyricist: Don Black Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Paul Foster Musical Director: Peter McCarthy Reviewer: Michael Gray   The nation’s favourite Nancy, Jodie Prenger, brings her considerable vocal and dramatic talents to the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber song cycle, first developed in the late seventies, and appearing in many guises since, including the successful West End double bill Song and ...

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The Smallest Show on Earth – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Thom Southerland and Paul Alexander Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Thom Southerland Choreographer: Lee Proud Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Adapted from the 1957 British Lion film of the same name, with the classic hits of Irving Berlin weaved around the action, The Smallest Show on Earth is a wonderfully charming new musical from the pens of Thom Southerland and ...

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The Smallest Show On Earth – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writers: Thom Southerland and Paul Alexander Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Thom Southerland Musical Director: Mark Aspinall` Choreographer: Lee Proud Reviewer: Michael Gray The Smallest Show On Earth is an intriguing marriage, a brand-new classic musical comedy, wedding the songs of Irving Berlin to the much-loved British Lion film from the 50s. The “matchmaker” here is Thom Southerland, co-writer ...

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Separate Tables – Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Terrance Rattigan Director: Gareth Machin Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Picture the scene; leather Chesterfield sofas, a mantelpiece with an old ticking clock and tables set for dinner, add to this a disparate group of people and you have the opening of Salisbury Playhouse’s production of Terrance Rattigan’s play Separate Tables. Directed by Gareth Machin this play is set in the ...

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Private Peaceful – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Adaptor: Simon Reade Director: Simon Reade Reviewer: Claire Hayes An unknown soldier of the First World War finds his voice as Private Thomas Peaceful in this adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel, which has been revived by Poonamallee Productions for the centenary of the outbreak of hostilities. Tommo, played by William Troughton, brings us face to face with ...

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