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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾  – Ambassadors Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Jake Brunger Music and Lyrics: Pippa Cleary Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Maryam Philpott London is full of very important theatre, new writing or reimagined classics shaped to reflect our troubled modern times, filled with the greatest actors of our generation giving career-best performances. Everything needs to have something profound to say, serious political points to make or ...

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CD REVIEW: NYMT Cast Recording – Prodigy

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Prodigy is a new musical by Jake Brunger and Pippa Clay. It was commissioned and developed by the National Youth Music Theatre, premiering in August 2015 at the St. James Theatre in London. The narrative follows the nervous excitement of five young finalists in a reality television show, each competing to become Britain’s top new classical music ...

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Four Play – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Jake Brunger Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Stephen Bates   To be faithful or not to be faithful? This is the question that has troubled characters created by many writers over the years. Does monogamy come naturally to the human race? Is it possible to maintain a loving relationship while, at the same time, having dalliances with others? Jake Brunger’s ...

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Red Riding Hood – Pleasance Theatre, London

The cast of Red Riding Hood at Plesance Theatre

Book and Lyrics: Jake Brunger Music and Lyrics: Pippa Cleary Director: Kate Golledge Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Red Riding Hood is one of the darkest children’s tales; the story alone, with its focus on grandma gobbling and big bad wolves, gives it one of the most sinister plots, while looking again as an adult you can see it as a ...

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – Curve, Leicester

Book &Lyrics: Jake Brunger from the novel by Sue Townsend Music &Lyrics: Pippa Cleary Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Claire Going Watched Adrian Mole tonight. Laughed my socks off because it was dead good. Wanted to watch it all over again, but found out the cast can only do it once a night. Just my luck. Sue Townsend’s awkward young anti-hero ...

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The Snow Gorilla – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Book: Tudor Davies Music &Lyrics: Jake Brunger &Pippa Cleary Director: Roger Hannah Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:2] On paper and in concept The Snow Gorilla had it all, the promise of an epic tale of friendship between a young runaway who joins a failing Spanish circus, befriends a talking Snow Gorilla (Voiced by Brian Blesses) and falls in love with the ...

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People Like Us/Happy Never After: Pleasance Theatre, London

Writer: Jake Brunger/Hannah Rodger Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward/Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Lauren Kilgannon [rating:4] Home is where the heart and the heartache is in this touching yet humorous double bill from James Quaife Productions. The low wooden beams of this intimate and cosy theatre lend themselves to the country house setting. Although at first, it feels like we’re sat in the ...

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