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London Road – Olivier Theatre, London

Book and lyrics: Alecky Blythe Music and lyrics: Adam Cork Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3] It’s not often you get the opportunity to revisit a production, a year apart. Last year on press night for London Road in the Cottesloe theatre, the atmosphere was electric; a sense that we were witnessing a new direction for musical theatre. A ...

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Fusional Fragments – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Company: Marc Brew Company Music: Dame Evelyn Glennie, Phillip Sheppard Reviewer: Emily Peckham [rating:4] Rough Cuts performances are a rare opportunity for audiences to watch a piece in an intimate setting while it’s still a work in progress. Dance East allows resident choreographers the chance to use their facilities, showcase and test-drive work before its completion. The Rough Cuts format ...

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Fag Ends And Families – Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Simon Egerton Director: Lawrence Evans Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4] There’s the well-known saying that you know you’re getting older when the policemen start looking younger, but in Simon Egerton’s solo show Fag Ends and Families it’s when the bar owners don’t look old enough to drink that triggers a sense of encroaching age. Egerton says the piece ...

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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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WHAT’S HOT – 25th June 2012

As part of the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, organisers promised that alongside the sport would be a ‘once in a lifetime’ celebration of culture. Stretching far beyond the capital, the London 2012 Festival, running until September 9th, showcases events up and down the country. Here Glen Pearce looks at five festival offerings this week from the wealth on ...

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“There We Have Been” – Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Reviewer: Emily Peckham [rating:4]   Dance East often offers short residencies to talented emerging companies, allowing them to explore and work on new material. James Cousins Dance was recently offered such an opportunity. Choreographer James Cousins recently won the first New Adventures Choreographer Award, offering him valuable mentoring from Matthew Bourne who has described James as ‘one of the UK’s ...

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The Crash Of The Elysium – Crown Car Park, Ipswich

Creators: Felix Barrett and Tom MacRae Writer: Tom MacRae Director: Felix Barrett Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5] You know those moments where you hid behind the sofa while watching Doctor Who as a child? Well with The Crash of The Elysium there’s no sofa to hide behind as you’re thrown deep into the midst of a real life adventure. Like any ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: The Furies – The Corn Exchange, Ipswich

Performed by: Kindle Theatre Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:2.5] Heavy Metal meets Greek Tragedy and explodes out the other side. From the instant you enter the Great Hall at the Corn Exchange and are put into a holding pen with other theatre goers you know you are not going to have a normal theatrical experience. A fog seeps over the screens ...

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