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Cinderella – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Al Morley and Matt Crosby Musical Director: John Donovan Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Flip Miller   Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual visit to the Cambridge Arts Theatre traditional family pantomime. This year sees the welcome return of Cinderella – the original rags to riches to rags story. The story is a tried and tested one. Boy meets ...

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Godspell – Lyric Theatre, London

Composer: Stephen Schwartz Director: Kenneth Avery-Clark Reviewer: John Roberts Stephen Schwartz’s biblical retelling of the stories and life of Jesus’ times with his disciples is a strange beast. On one hand you have what Schwartz has become best known for, soaring musical melodies and powerful ballads but on the other Godspell quite possibly holds the title for the worst book ...

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Equally – Cockpit, London

Director: Tori Allen-Martin Composer: Tim Prottey-Jones Lyrics: Tori Allen-Martin and Tim Prottey-Jones Reviewer: Fran Beaton To be told upon going into the auditorium that the first act will be ninety minutes long is enough to disconcert even the most seasoned theatre goer. However, the reputation of Interval Productions, with the success of Another Way late last year, dissuaded the unease, ...

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NEWS: West End stars record charity EP for Great Ormond Street

Cynthia Erivo, Simon Bowman, Sophie Louise Dann, Shona White, Scott Garnham, Jodie Jacobs &Michael Xavier join a host of musical theatre stars to record festive charity EP; ‘A Very West End Christmas’. In a project of unprecedented scale, co-producers Darren Bell and Kris Rawlinson brought together almost fifty stars of musical theatre, after two months of planning, to record an ...

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Divas Unsung – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Writer: Jonathan Metcalf Musical Director: James Doughty Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] One of the joys of cabaret concerts is the sheer range and diversity of material that they can pick from to best reflect the personalities and voices of performers, or to suit an overarching theme for their programme. Divas Unsung managed to work both these aspects into their Sunday ...

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PREVIEW: DIVA’s Unsung – Leicester Square Theatre

One night Cabarets are currently all the rage in London’s West End as performers old and new take their chance to showcase themselves, sings songs that they love and give high quality performances for fans at a fraction of West End prices. These Cabarets really do give new or young performers their chance to be ‘seen’ but more and more ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics:Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Josephine Jones [rating:4] In a truly spectacular performance, Ian ‘H’ Watkins returns to play the main character of Joseph once more in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, now the longest running musical of all time. In this traditional biblical tale the narrator, played by Jennifer Potts, tells the story ...

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Next Thing You Know – Landor Theatre, London

Music: Joshua Salzman Book and Lyrics: Ryan Cunninham Director: Robert McWhir Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:2.5] The co-writers' programme note explains the genesis of the fatal flaw from which this piece finds it very hard to recover. They had, they say, never intended to write a narratively based musical. They wanted to create a song cycle. They shouldn't have changed course ...

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