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Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre, London

Writer:Chad Beguelin Director and Choreographer: Casey Nicholaw Lyricists: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin Composer: Alan Menken Reviewer: Paul Couch Back in 1978, the poster tag-lines for Richard Donner’s epic Superman movie promised: “You will believe a man can fly”. We didn’t – the effects were pretty rudimentary and, frankly, disappointing but that cannot be said of the Broadway ...

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In the Heights – Kings Cross Theatre, London

  Music and Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda Book: Quiara Alegria Hudes Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   It’s not hard to see why In the Heights created such a sensation and bagged a truckload of awards on its release in 2008 and since played around the world. Amazing though to think its UK premiere was only last year at the ...

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Tonight’s The Night – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Music &Lyrics: Rod Stewart Book: Ben Elton Reviewer: Maggie Constable Tonight is the night at Milton Keynes theatre! Ben Elton, acclaimed comedian and writer of West End hit We Will Rock You, has penned the musical comedy Tonight’s the Night, inspired by Rod Stewart’s songs and life. The show was a huge hit in London and ...

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Tonight’s The Night – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Christopher Hong First appearing in 2003, this jukebox musical has made a couple of tours around the country and has now arrived in Wimbledon. The show cherry picks the full back catalogue of Rod Stewart’s music with a storyline which certainly massages the ego and image of the singer. An underwhelming opening ...

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Tonight’s the Night – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Pete Benson Unless you are already a Rod Stewart fan this show is going to remind you just what a talent the man is. Tonight’s the Night is really an excuse to string together a selection of Rod’s many hits and given that, you might expect the plot to be wafer thin. ...

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Tonight’s the Night – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book – Ben Elton Music and Lyrics – Rod Stewart Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:2.5] Over-engineered. Ben Elton is known for a number of things in theatre – he worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber on The Beautiful Game and Love Never Dies, and has written a number of plays. There is little doubt, though, that one of ...

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Tonight’s the Night – Liverpool Empire

Music: Rod Stewart Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Robin Winters The cast of Tonight’s the Night certainly had their work cut out for them on press night at the Liverpool Empire, after a late start of almost 20minutes due to technical difficulties left the audience colder and more hostile than one has previously encountered before at this ...

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Tonight’s the Night – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Ben Elton Music: Rod Stewart Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Paul Jones Tonight was certainly the night for scores of Rod Stewart fans who gathered at The Palace Theatre to watch The Rod Stewart Musical Tonight's The Night. Ben Elton's script tells the story of Stu, a hapless garage mechanic who unlucky in love, makes a deal with the ...

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