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Anything Goes – The Other Palace, London.

Book: Guy Bolton, P.G Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse. New book: Timothy rouse & John Weidman Music & lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Alex Sutton Reviewer: Miriam Sallon There is a certain formula for a 1930s musical which, in 2019 often wears thin by the second act: a strong foundation of improbability with, most likely, two mismatched couples, a bunch ...

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The Sound of Music – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Book: Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse Director: Martin Connor Choreographer: Bill Deamer Designer: Gary McCann Reviewer: Holly Spanner With the season of musicals drawing to a close at the Grand in Leeds, the theatre has one last offering up its sleeve, and it’s here for two weeks. The Sound of Music is based on ...

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Anything Goes – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Original Book: PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse New book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: James Garrington “Times have changed.” So says Cole Porter in the title number of Anything Goes. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the appeal of this show. Eighty years after its first production, ...

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Anything Goes – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Original Book: PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton revision Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse New Book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Even with his status as the golden boy in a golden era of music, I'm not sure that Cole Porter could have ever imagined that his 1930s screwball musical comedy Anything Goes ...

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Anything Goes – Opera House, Manchester

Original Book: PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse New Book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Laura Maley After an acclaimed festive run at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, director Daniel Evans’s energetic and stylish Anything Goes takes in Manchester’s Opera House on its lengthy UK tour. Summarising the plot of Anything ...

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The Sound of Music – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Book: Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse Director: Martin Connor Choreographer: Bill Deamer Designer: Gary McCann Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II's, musical theatre classic The Sound of Music is still managing to delight audiences, almost 60 years on since its first appearance on stage. On Gary McCann's impressive set, complemented by ...

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Anything Goes – Aylesbury Waterside

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Timothy Crouse and John Weidman, based on the original book by PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russell Crouse Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Scott Mattthewman Cole Porter’s 1934 musical is in many ways the quintessential 1930s Broadway production. A collection of classic Porter numbers – You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out ...

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The Sound of Music – Curve, Leicester

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Book: Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: John Roberts There are lots of changes happening over at the Curve in Leicester, the recent announcement that longstanding Leicester director Paul Kerryson will be leaving the flagship venue in 2015 and will be replaced by critically acclaimed Nikolai Foster is one that the ...

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