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The Muppets Take the O2 – The O2 Arena, London

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Jim Henson’s furry creations have been around for over sixty years, but they really secured their place in pop culture history in the late 1970s with The Muppet Show, its perfect blend of anarchy, knowing humour and sweet sentimentalism meaning that it was an immediate hit with all ages. Thanks to eight movies, countless other projects and ...

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Romantics Anonymous – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer and Director: Emma Rice Lyrics: Christopher Dimond Music: Michael Kooman Reviewer: Stephen Bates With a celebration of the joy of romance and the miracle of chocolate, Emma Rice bows out as Artistic Director of the Globe Theatre, leaving only broad smiles behind her. Based upon the 2010 French/Belgian film Les Émotifs Anonymes, her new musical is a sweet confection ...

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Steptoe and Son – Bristol Old Vic

Writers: Ray Galton &Alan Simpson Adaptor &Director: Emma Rice Music: Jim Henson &Simon Baker Reviewer: Samuel Shelton [rating:4.5] It’s a celebration of Steptoe and Son with Britain’s best rag and bone men. The brilliant Steptoe and Son is still at its best 39 years since its final broadcast on the BBC. Something original writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson would ...

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