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The King’s Speech – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: David Seidler Director: Roxana Silbert Designer: Tom Piper Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys From soap superstar, 80's pop prince, through some wilderness years, to a reinvention as a star of the musical theatre scene, Jason Donovan now emerges as serious actor in David Seidler's original stage version of The King's Speech. Playing Lionel Logue, the failed actor and untrained speech therapist ...

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The King’s Speech – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: David Seidler Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Set around the time of the abdication crisis of the mid-thirties, The King’s Speech tells the story of how an ill-prepared stammerer became king and, against the odds, a respected and loved figure during wartime. On the surface, it is just that – as writer David Seidler says, ‘[it], really, is ...

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The King’s Speech – Festival Theatre, Chichester

Written: David Seidler Directed: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan Chichester’s Festival Theatre stage is the perfect space for David Seildler’s The Kings Speech. From the first moments of the play until the last the audience feel like privileged flies on the wall of one of histories most politically and personally tense moments. As the United Kingdom teeters on the edge ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Original Book: Herbert Fields &Dorothy Fields Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Grace Galloway   Irving Berlin’s musical Annie Get Your Gun certainly goes off with a bang, but not as entirely sharp-shooting as perhaps anticipated. With classic songs including There's No Business Like Show Business and Anything you can do this show seems to be a recipe ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Book: Herbert and Dorothy Fields, and Peter Stone Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin. Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Pete Benson The original 1946 production of Annie Get Your Gun was created by some of the most iconic names from the American musical genre with songs by Irving Berlin, a book by Dorothy and Frank Fields and produced by Rodgers and Hammerstein. ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Book: Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields and Peter Stone Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Annie Get Your Gun is a fast-moving love story, full of romance, youthful joy, hurt pride, compromise and reconciliation. Along the way, it includes loads of well-loved songs most notably, ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’, ‘Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly’, and ‘I’ve ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – New Oxford Theatre

Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Original Book: Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields New Book and Additional Material: Peter Stone Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Sixty eight years after its first appearance on Broadway, the rootin’ tootin’ story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler is touring the UK with an all guns blazing cast led by West End performer Emma ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – Opera House, Manchester

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Original Book: Herbert Fields &Dorothy Fields New Book &Additional Material: Peter Stone Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace A true golden oldie, Annie Get Your Gun featuring a brilliant score by Irving Berlin first burst onto the stage in 1946, nearly seventy years ago. It proved to be a great hit both on Broadway and in ...

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