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Tell Me on a Sunday – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Don Black Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: James Garrington Tell me on a Sunday was, according to its composer, an experiment. Wanting to try something smaller after the major works he had written with Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber teamed up with Don Black to create a one-hour piece for television, broadcast in 1980. Since then, ...

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Tell Me On A Sunday – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Lyricist: Don Black Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Paul Foster Musical Director: Peter McCarthy Reviewer: Michael Gray   The nation’s favourite Nancy, Jodie Prenger, brings her considerable vocal and dramatic talents to the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber song cycle, first developed in the late seventies, and appearing in many guises since, including the successful West End double bill Song and ...

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Tell Me On A Sunday – The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Don Black Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: Mary Scriven   Jodie Prenger shot to fame when she won BBC 1’s I’d Do Anything and went on to star in Cameron Mackintosh’s revival production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and if you go to see the latest production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don ...

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NEWS: Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds unveils Spring season

The cast of Land of Our Fathers

It may have celebrated its 50th anniversary since re-opening, but the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, the country’s only surviving working Regency playhouse, shows no sign of slowing down as is launches its Spring 2016 season. Drama features heavily in the programme, with Michael Morpurgo’s An Elephant In The Garden, Rattigan’s Flare Path and Torben Bett’s Invincible among the visiting ...

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Calamity Jane – The Curve, Leicester

Book: Charles K Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: James Garrington When originally released in 1953, the film version of Calamity Jane was immensely popular, with a combination of good musical numbers and the casting of Doris Day and Howard Keel in the central rôles. Like the film, this production features some well-known faces: ...

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Calamity Jane – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Charles K. Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The strangest fact about the stage musical of Calamity Jane is that is has never been staged in either the West End or Broadway despite numerous sell-out tours of both the US And UK. Loosely based on tales from the life of Martha ...

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Calamity Jane – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Charles K Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Calamity Jane whip cracks her way into Darlington this week. On the face of it, Calamity Jane shouldn’t be a heroine. ‘Careless with the Truth’ and a stranger to a bar of soap, she is petulant, has tantrums, is obsessive and has jealous ...

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Calamity Jane – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Director: Nikolai Foster Adapted for the stage by: Charles K. Freeman Music and Lyrics: Sammy Fain andPaul Francis Webster Reviewer: Jo Payne Far from being the calamity suggested, thisCalamity Janeis a seamless re-telling of a well-known story. Its plot, songs, design and cast combine to create an impressive feast for the senses and emotions. From the outset, the audience are ...

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