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Amélie – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Craig Lucas Music: Daniel Messé Lyrics: Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messé Director: Michael Fentiman Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Amélie:The Musical is based on Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 Academy Award-winning movie about eternal altruist Amélie Poulain, whose desire to help others, through a series of simple acts of kindness, prevents her from finding love. Amélie escapes her dysfunctional childhood and unhappy home ...

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Amélie the Musical – The Alexandra, Birmingham

Book: Craig Lucas Music: Daniel Messé Lyrics: Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messé Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Amélie the Musical is a sweet and quirky story of a French girl. Brought up by a distant father and neurotic mother, she is isolated from the world and retreats into her own imagination. When her mother is killed in a freak accident, Amélie leaves ...

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Little Shop Of Horrors – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Book &Lyrics:Howard Ashman Music: Alan Menken Director: Gareth Machin Musical Director: Richard Reeday Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Michael Gray This cult musical is a cultivar of the 1960 Corman film; from modest origins off-Broadway, it has grown into a major industry, with community groups drawn to its catchy tunes and off-the-wall story. Specialist plantsmen supply the various Audrey IIs, from ...

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NEWS: Ronan Keating to make West End debut as Guy in Once

Ronan Keating the former lead singer of irish boyband Boyzone is set to make his West End debut in the rôle of Guy in the hit musical Once. Taking over the lead rôle from David Hunter, Keating will play the part for a limited run from 17th November 2014 to 21st March 2015. Having admitted to seeing the show several ...

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PREVIEW – Once Musical ( #OnceSecretGig)

Reporter: Joanna Trainor [nggallery id=11] After receiving six Olivier Award nominations last week, Once the musical has just undergone a cast change. A perfect time to invite various press and journalists to watch them perform four songs and take part in a quick Q&A at their home the Phoenix Theatre. The most notable change is that the rôle of Guy, ...

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Once – Phoenix Theatre, London

Book: Enda Walsh Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:5] Unusually for a West End musical, Once gently pulses rather than powerhouses its way into the affections, beating very much to its own unique rhythm with a sublimely sensitive story of the power of music and the pain of untimely love. From ...

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