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Sinbad: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer &Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Ben Goddard Choreographer: Darragh O’Leary Reviewer: Paul Pearce Couch Well done, Peter Rowe – the Big Seven (Cinderella, Puss in Boots, Jack &The Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty, Babes In The Wood, Aladdin, and Snow White) have been jostled aside for something a little more – quite literally – adventurous for this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll ...

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Cinderella: The Panto with Soul – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

The cast of Cinderella at Theatre Clwyd

Writer: Peter Rowe Director: Matt Aston Reviewer: John Roberts There's change in the air this year at Theatr Clwyd, not only does the venue have a new artistic director but it seems someone at the top has played with the casting of this year's Rock'n'Roll panto. Local legend Phylip Harries has been shunted out of the frocks and replaced by ...

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Sweet Charity – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Book: Neil Simon Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Dorothy Fields Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Greg Palmer Reviewer: Glen Pearce   The Cinderella story is a loved theatre staple, but the familiar tale is given a twist in 1960s musical Sweet Charity. Cinderella may get her prince but will Charity find the man of her dreams? Sweet Charity has become a ...

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PREVIEW: New Wolsey a Big Spender with Sweet Charity

The Rhythm Of Life may be surging through their veins, but when you're not only having to learn the lines for an iconic musical, remember the choreography, and having to play multiple instruments, it's a juggling act of talents. Paul Couch spoke to cast members Katie Birtill, James Haggie, and Dan De Cruz. For the cast of Sweet Charity, opening ...

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Our House – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Music: Madness Book: Tim Firth Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Dai Watts Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:2.5] The power of musical theatre is that it can be endless re-conceived. A recent trend has been to take large blockbuster productions and give them a small-scale, chamber musical makeover. One popular way of downsizing is to combine cast and orchestra. It’s a technique ...

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