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Miss Nightingale – The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer:Matthew Bugg Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Matthew Bugg Designer: Carla Goodman Reviewer: Michael Gray A nurse from the North Country longs to be on the burlesque stage. Her ambition is fostered by three men in wartime London – a black-marketeer Mr Fixit, a war-hero toff and a Polish Jew in exile. Matthew Bugg’s labour of love began its life ...

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Carnaby Street: Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writers: Carl Leighton-Pope/ Robert Johns Director: Bob Tomson Musical Director: Dan Smith Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:5]   It is not often that you see a packed Theatre Royal audience on its feet and jigging in the aisles as it was at the end of last night’s show. No doubt some of that is down to the enduring ‘sing-a-long’ nature of ...

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The Hired Man – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Melvyn Bragg Music: Howard Goodall Lyrics: Howard Goodall Director: Daniel Buckroyd Reviewer: Rebecca Taylor [rating:5] A spell-binding performance that will have you on an emotional rollercoaster throughout. This accomplished musical, a collaboration between Curve Theatre and Mercury Theatre, tells the story of a typical young family in Cumbria in the early 1900s, making a living by any means possible ...

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A Goverment Inspector – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Nikolai Gogol Director: Conrad Nelson Reviewer: Sally Cinnamon [rating:4]   Gogol’s original dark masterpiece holds a mirror up to the corruption in the Russia he found himself in. Disgusted with the bureaucrats and their propensity to succeed among decent folk, the writer makes us, his audience, culpable. No matter how many continents one crosses, how much time passes (bearing ...

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