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Company – Gielgud Theatre

Book: George Furth Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Genuine insight is rare – and is marked by being something completely obvious as a truth, though the thought may not have occurred to you before. Premiering in 1970 as a musical about contemporary attitudes to sexuality and relationship status, it ruffled feathers, won awards and revealed that ...

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Ragtime – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Book: Terence McNally Music: Stephen Flaherty Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Reviewer: Scott Matthewman EL Doctorow’s 1975 historical novel,Ragtime, set in the early years of the 20th Century, sees three (predominantly New York-based) communities – Harlem’s African-Americans, Jewish immigrants and a WASP family based in the genteel community of New Rochelle – intertwining with each other and a series of real-life figures ...

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Zanna, Don’t! – Landor Theatre, London

Author: Tim Acito, with additional book and lyrics by Alexander Dinelaris Director: Drew Baker Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Set in a bizarro world of opposites where everybody is gay and the mere mention of heterosexuality is met with sharp intakes of breath, the allegory withinZanna, Don’t! is hardly subtle in its staging. But then, any musical which includes the line “There ...

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The Color Purple – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Book: Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Alice Walker Music and lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray Director: John Doyle Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:5] The Broadway production of the musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple was no great success and so it may seem an unusual choice for the Menier Chocolate Factory to bring ...

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