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Not Dead Enough – Bristol Hippodrome

Director: Ian Talbot Author: Peter James Stage Adaption: Shaun McKenna Review: Laura Hesketh Murder, mystery and DS Roy Grace come to Bristol in Not Dead Enough, the third instalment of Peter James' successful detective novels, as the author reunites once again with Shaun McKenna and Olivier award-winning director Ian Talbot. DS Roy Grace, played by EastEnders star Shane Richie, has ...

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Million Dollar Quartet – Liverpool Empire

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Book: Colin Escott &Flloyd Mutrix Conceived by Flloyd Mutrix Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: John Roberts On one cold Memphis evening on December 4, 1956 - at the famous Sun Studios, legendary record producer Sam Phillips was in a recording studio laying down tracks for recent number one artist Carl Philips... playing for him that session was an unknown live-wire pianist called ...

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Not Dead Enough – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Director: Ian Talbot Writer: Shaun McKenna based on the novel by Peter James Reviewer: Dan English It is a dangerous time to be a woman in Brighton as the latest play inspired by the novels of Peter James embarks on its newest UK tour. Not Dead Enough is the third in a series of plays created as adaptations from the ...

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Million Dollar Quartet – The Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

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Writer: Colin Escott Co-Writer: Floyd Mutrux Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Chris Oldham The so-called jukebox musical is a tricky one. Sometimes trying to fit a band or artist's back-catalogue into some kind of story that makes sense can feel more than a little forced. Setting the whole thing in a recording studio is certainly one way of solving that problem, ...

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Million Dollar Quartet – The Mayflower, Southampton

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Writers: Colin Escott &Floyd Mutrux Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: David Jobson In an age where jukebox musicals make easy money, the question of story comes up. Does one try to string the songs together to make a vague story, or alternatively just follow the story of the musician concerned. This musical has instead tried something different, dramatising an event that took ...

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Million Dollar Quartet – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

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Writers: Colin Escott &Floyd Mutrux Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Documenting the now-legendary, one-and-only coming together of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet is a scintillating, celebratory tale from the dawn of rock 'n' roll. Under the avuncular, or in some ...

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Dead Sheep – Exeter Northcott

Writer: Jonathan Maitland Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Joan Phillips Anyone even faintly acquainted with the political personalities of the UK during the 1980s will know of the half-man, half-woman Margaret Thatcher; the comic similarities drawn between Heseltine and Tarzan, the references to the Hollywood good looks of Cecil Parkinson, and the arrogance and caddish behaviour of Alan Clarke, but how ...

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Million Dollar Quartet – Birmingham Hippodrome

Martin Kaye and Jason Donovan in Million Dollar Quartet

Writers: Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrix Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: James Garrington Sam Phillips might be one of the least recognisable yet most important men in the history of popular music – for he was the founder and owner of Sun Studios in Memphis, and the man who is widely credited with creating rock’n’roll, discovering such talents as Jerry Lee ...

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