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FILM REVIEW: Into The Woods

Director: Rob Marshall Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Screenplay: James Lapine Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Disney and fairy tales go together like strawberries and cream and so a film musical that features many of the best loved fairy tale characters of all times seems a natural fit. When the musical in question though is Steven Sondheim’s Into The Woods, which ...

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One Man, Two Guvnor’s – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Richard Bean Music &Lyrics: Grant Olding Director: Nicholas Hytner Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Ina cross between Carry on and Pantomime we have the incredibly hilarious One Man, Two Guvnor’s. Full of physical comedy, slapstick, audience participation and breaking of the fourth wall. Played originally in the West End by James Corden we now have Gavin Spokes filling the woollen suit ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Richard Bean Music: Grant Olding Director: Nicholas Hytner Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5]   As theatre up and down the country ring to the sound of Pantomime, it is perhaps appropriate that audiences are also reveling in an updated commediadell'arte, the forerunner of pantomime. Not that those enjoying One Man, Two Guvnors would probably realise that’s what they’re watching – ...

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One Man Two Guvnors – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Angela Wilson [rating:5] It’s been the National Theatre’s biggest hit of recent years, with enormously successful runs in both the West End and on Broadway, and this week One Man Two Guvnors starts a second UK tour at Curve in Leicester. Writer Richard Bean has based his play on Carlo Goldoni’s 1743 comedy ...

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The Heretic : Library Theatre Co – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Chris Honer Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:4] Riding on the undeniable success of the Tony and Olivier award nominated 'One Man, Two Guvnors', the Library Theatre Company have picked up on Bean's other 2011 play, 'The Heretic'. With slightly less accessible content than 'Guvnors' (the main focus of the play is global warming), and not a celebrity ...

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