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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Director: Simon Phillips Writers: Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott Reviewer: Nicole Evans Starting life as an under-supported film in 1994, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is probably high up on the lists of many an actor and director’s biggest regrets with lots of people shunning the mere idea that such a storyline, particularly one with Australian origins, could be as ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Stephan Elliot and Allan Scott Director: Simon Phillips Choreographer: Ross Coleman and Andrew Hallsworth Reviewer: Sue Collier The smash hit Australian movie, Priscilla Queen of The Desert, addressed issues relating to homophobia among Australian society where men were traditionally raised to be macho. In 2006, the musical stage adaptation proved to be equally successful, wowing audiences worldwide. This is ...

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The King’s Speech – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Writer: David Seidler Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Jess Rowe The collaboration of Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s run of The King’s Speech, set in the abdication crisis of the mid-thirties and known by many through the award-winning film starring Colin Firth, brings audiences to their feet, as they enjoy a sensational live atmosphere that no Academy Award can ...

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The King’s Speech – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: David Seidler Music: Nick Powell Director: Roxana Silbert Movement Director: Polly Bennett Writer David Seidler’s stammer developed on being sent to the USA during WWII. George VI became his boyhood hero, a rôle model and inspiration for his critically acclaimed West End stage play which later developed into the 2010 four time Academy Award winning film The King’s Speech. ...

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The King’s Speech – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Seidler Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Dominic Corr So just what might, for some, be so intrinsically fascinating about the Monarchy? David Seidler’s play, The King’s Speech hopes to answer that very question. Furthermore it attempts to dissect the very notion of decency and expectation faced by a new rising, if stammering, King George VI. Seidler’s play surrounds the ...

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The King’s Speech – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: David Seidler Directors: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Fergus Morgan What is expected of a king? Why do so many people still revere the monarchy when, as the Sex Pistols forcibly asserted, “there’s no future, and England’s dreaming”? What use is a monarch that cannot speak for his people? These are just some of the questions deliberated over in The King’s ...

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The King’s Speech – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: David Seidler Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Maggie Constable At Milton Keynes Theatre this week the world stands on the edge of a war just as it becomes clear that Edward VIII cannot carry on his royal duties and his brother, the nervous and more sedate Albert, is to be forced into the limelight. The King’ Speech is an historical ...

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The King’s Speech – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: David Seidler Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen   The King’s Speechcaptured the heart of the nation when it was transformed into a star-studded film back in 2010. And the fascinating story of King George VI is one that also transcends perfectly onto the stage - its humour, pace, and characterisation ensuring it will be a reigning success in ...

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