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Maria Friedman: Lenny and Steve, Live at Zédel, London

Blonde woman smiling to camera

Musical Director: Jason Carr Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Maria Friedman has come to be regarded as one of Britain’s foremost interpreters of Stephen Sondheim – both as actor and, more recently, a director, with her revival of Merrily We Roll Along. Her directing career – continuing with Stepping Out at the Vaudeville Theatre and a forthcoming musical by Jonathan Harvey based ...

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A Christmas Carol – Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

The cast of Chichester Theatre's A Christmas Carol

Writer: Charles Dickens adapted byBryony Lavery Directors: Dale Rooks and Jake Smith Reviewer: Jo Payne It is rare to see such a stunning piece of theatre among professional productions nowadays; let alone from an entirely youthful cast. From the first view of the exquisite set and the hauntingly sharp opening, right through to the delightfully heart-warming close, it is clear ...

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White Christmas – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin Book: David Ives and Paul Blake Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Nick Winston Musical Director: Tom Kelly Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The West Yorkshire Playhouse has brought a new version of an old classic to Leeds this Christmas. Famously made into a 1954 film starring Bing Crosby and Danny ...

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The Two Worlds of Charlie F – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Jo Beggs Over 70,000 soldiers have served in Afghanistan since the beginning of the conflict in 2001. 453 have died, many more have come back with serious physical injuries. The Two Worlds of Charlie F. seeks to explore some of the realities behind the headlines, stripping bare the lives of a handful of ...

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The Two Worlds Of Charlie F. – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Glen Pearce As we remember the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, our minds are again focused on the horrors of human conflict. Of course, such horrors aren’t confined to history. Our Armed Forces continue to serve in various hotspots across the globe, ...

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The Two Worlds of Charlie F – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Pete Benson The dimly lit set is sparse, a simple screen. The sound of a helicopter roars above our heads. Then all hell is let loose, loud explosions and a blinding flash and on the screen is projected the shadow of an injured soldier in a hospital bed. He is violent, paranoid and ...

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A Christmas Carol – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Charles Dickens, adapted by Bryony Lavery Music and lyrics: Jason Carr Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: James Garrington Following the success of last year’s Wind in the Willows, this year the REP have chosen for their Christmas production the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Arguably his most famous work, Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843, in a period when ...

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The Two Worlds of Charlie F. – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Owen Sheers Music: Jason Carr Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4.5] The Two Worlds of Charlie F. grew out of a chance meeting between producer, Alice Driver, and a surgeon at Birmingham’s Queen Alexandra Hospital, the UK’s main centre for the treatment of wounded, injured or sick military personnel. She has a background in both theatre production and ...

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