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Violet – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Music: Jeanine Tesori Book and lyrics: Brian Crawley Director: Shuntaro Fujita Reviewer: David Guest Some of the strongest musical performances currently to be seen in London theatre converge at Charing Cross Theatre in the eagerly awaited UK premiere of Violet. Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s show comes across the Atlantic richly garnished with awards for off-Broadway (1997) and Broadway (2014) ...

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Shrek – The Grand, Leeds

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Once upon a time there was an ogre called Shrek.  Shrek The Musical is based on the popular 2001 DreamWorks Animation Film Shrek and William Steig’s book of the same name.  The musical premiered ten years ago in Seattle, United States, and is now on its ...

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Caroline, Or Change – Playhouse Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Tony Kushner Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In the autumn of 1963, change was in the air in the southern United States. The civil rights movement was underway in Georgia and Alabama – but less so in Louisiana, the setting for Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s Caroline, or Change. In this production (a West ...

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Shrek The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Composer: Jeanine Tesori Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Director: Nigel Harman  Choreographer: Josh Prince Designer: Tim Hatley Lighting Designer: Hugh Vanstone Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The big, green, Scottish ogre is back on the road again, delighting audiences young and old in this joyful, colourful, in-your-face, fun night out for all the family. Based on the award-winning 2001, Dreamworks movie, Shrek and Donkey join forces to rescue Princess ...

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Shrek the Musical – Bristol Hippodrome

Composer: Jeanine Tesori Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Director: Nigel Harman  Choreographer: Josh Prince Designer: Tim Hatley Lighting Designer: Hugh Vanstone Reviewer: Leah TozerAn offbeat fairytale about being a believer in happily-ever-afters for the beautiful and ogreish alike, Shrek the Musical is a hefty, hearty, gorgeously green show that lets its Freak Flag Fly but its originality fall victim to fart gags and the far-greater film.  The original film won ...

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Fun Home   – Young Vic, London

Music:  Jeanine Tesori   Book and Lyrics:  Lisa Kron Director: Sam Gold Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, this intelligent musical comes to London laden with Tony awards from its run on Broadway. For a story with a father’s suicide at its heart, this is not your usual hedonistic musical, but a powerful exploration of the ...

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Shrek the Musicals – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director:  Nigel Harman Reviewer: Lu Greer Shrek the Musical, currently embarking on its second UK tour, brings to the stage the hugely successful 2001 Dreamworks animation.  The original film reinvented the fairytale, following the gruff ogre Shrek from his beloved swamp on an adventure that teaches us lessons about perceptions of beauty ...

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Shrek the Musical – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Book & Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: May Mellstrom In 2001 DreamWorks introduced a generation to Scottish ogre Shrek and in doing so spawned a franchise; including four films, a spin-off and this stage musical, which having played Broadway and the West End now embarks on a second UK tour.   With a book by ...

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