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BLOG: My Life In Theatre – Ava Eldred

There was a videotape. The stage show Cats. It had been filmed and edited andpackaged and somehow found its place on the shelf in my grandparents’ house.I would watch it over and over, fascinated that, somewhere in the city I lived in,such things were happening every night. There was a videotape, and that’s howit began. *** For my childhood self, ...

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CD REVIEW: Simon Bailey: Looking Up

Producer: Simon Grieff Reviewer Jonathan Baz [Rating:2] Looking Up, Simon Bailey’s debut solo album released on the SimG label comprises twelve songs being eight covers and four of Bailey’s own compositions. The collection was inspired as a tribute to the singer’s father who died in 2011 and who, as the album notes record in warm detail, was an inspiration and ...

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Edinburgh Fringe : The last Five Years – Sweet Grassmarket

Writer: Jason Robert Brown Director : Michael Richardson Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:4] The Space at Niddry Street was almost full for the last night of Green Room’s debut production of Jason Robert Brown’s unconventional tale of a doomed love. Detailing a five year relationship from two perspectives and points in time, Cathy (Sarah Haddath) opens the show looking back at ...

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Songs For A New World – The Bridewell Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Director: Sarah Redmond Musical Director: Francis Goodhand Choreographer: Cristian Valle Reviewer: Joanna Forest [rating:4] The National Youth Music Theatre’s 2012 season is featuring the work of American composer Jason Robert Brown, and this evening they are presenting ‘Songs for a New World’ directed by Sarah Redmond. It’s been seventeen years since this piece was ...

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The Last 5 Years – The Actors Studio, Liverpool

Music/Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Director: Helen Carter, Stephen Fletcher, Nick Phillips Reviewer: Steph Rowe [Rating 4.5] Not being one who frequents studio theatres often, I am always a little weary of what I am about to watch, I always feel as thou I am in some way part of the show…Which is not always a bad thing, with The last ...

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CD Review – Richard Beadle: Songs

Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:4] Richard Beadle is a very accomplished presence in contemporary musical theatre. His album, Songs, is an anthology comprising some works that will form part of Today Is My Day, a full length show that he is writing, while others are simply penned without a connecting thread. It is a mark of the respect that Beadle commands ...

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CD Review: The Journey Home – Mark Evans

Produced by: Siwan Lisa Evans and Ben Robbins Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:4] ; The Journey Home is Mark Evans’ debut English album and features songs that are of importance and significance to this already established star of the West End. The album is beautifully arranged and produced, and the underlying message of the songs selected suggest a young man, who ...

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