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Emmanuel Gat Dance: Works – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Emmanuel Gat Reviewer: Peter Jacobs This is an unusual opportunity to see a company like Emmanuel Gat Dance at the Lowry. An appearance supported by The Institut Français as part of FranceDanceUK, this is the company’s only UK appearance other than London’s Sadler’s Wells. Booked into the cosily-cavernous Lyric Theatre at The Lowry this uniqueness is clearly lost on ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Book: Dorothy and Herbert Fields revised by Peter Stone Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Paul Foster Choreographer: Alistair David. Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Annie Oakley is a superb shot with a rifle.  The petite, unsophisticated daughter of pioneers, Annie rises from shooting game out of necessity to falling in love with Frank Butler, champion sharp- shooter. She goes on to star ...

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The Smallest Show on Earth – Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writers: Thom Southerland and Paul Alexander Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Thom Southerland Reviewer: Joan Phillips If you love Irving Berlin’s songs you are going to adore The Smallest Show on Earth. Packed to the brim with back-to-back Berlin hits such as Blue Skies, Always, Let Yourself Go, one song hardly finishes before the next begins. Adapted from the ...

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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 – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Book: Thom Southerland and Paul Alexander Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Thom Southerland Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Matthew Spenser (Haydn Oakley) is an aspiring screenwriter with a beautiful young wife, Jean (Laura Pitt-Pulford). The bailiffs are never far from the door as they struggle to make ends meet as he completes Crisis in Cairo, the sequel to his first film, ...

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INTERVIEW: Thom Southerland on The Smallest Show On Earth

He’s the golden boy of musical theatre, gaining a reputation for re-imaginingmega large-scale musicals for studio spaces. Parade, State Fair, Titanic and Grand Hotel are already under Thom Southerland’s belt, but now he brings his new adaptation on The Smallest Show On Earth to the stage. Ahead of the tour opening at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre, Southerland spoke to Paul Couch ...

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Puttin’ On the Ritz – The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Music: George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter Director: David King Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen It is the recipe for a truly magical production – the music of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter brought to life in a song and dance spectacle. But unfortunately Putting on the Ritz far from does justice to what have become some of the most ...

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Puttin’ On The Ritz – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Director: Emma Rogers Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Jess Rowe The cabaret-style song and dance extravaganza Puttin’ On The Ritz brings a fresh air of glitz, glamour and show business to the Hall For Cornwall stage. Inspired by the great musical theatre composers of 1920s America, the show creates a form of nostalgia that audiences are grateful to be reminded of. ...

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