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Club Tropicana – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Michael Gyngell Directors:  Samuel Holmes and Nick Winston Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Under the leadership of business partners Serena and Robert, the Club Tropicana hotel has gone from strength to strength and is now a real contender for Hotel of the Year. However, with the arrival of the incognito inspector imminent, they realise too late that they’ve been the victim ...

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Club Tropicana – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Writer: Michael Gyngell Directors:  Samuel Holmes and Nick Winston Reviewer:  Richard Maguire According to the song by 1980s band Wham!, Club Tropicana has it all. Free drinks. Fun and sunshine enough for everyone. All that’s missing, George and Andrew sing, is the sea. But this ‘80s jukebox musical of the same name is missing more than the sea. It also lacks ...

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Club Tropicana The Musical – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Michael Gyngell Music: Greg Arrowsmith Director: Samuel Holmes Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Georgie Bird Club Tropicana The Musical delivers what anyone would expect – wonderfully cheesy 80s music, fun energetic choreography, and plenty of laughs. The set perfectly complements the music; loud, colourful and fun. The costumes are an adept reminder of the many questionable fashion choices in the ...

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Club Tropicana – The Musical – Bradford Alhambra

Writer: Book by Michael Gyngell Music: Greg Arrowsmith Director: Samuel Holmes & Nick Winston Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sue Collier The narrative for Club Tropicana - The Musical is very simple. Serena jilts Olly on their wedding day, and they each go on holiday to Spain, accompanied by their friends. Lo and behold, they both stay at The Club Tropicana ...

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Aladdin – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Adam C Booth as Wishee Washee, Ian Adams as Widow Twankey and Stefan Pejic as Abanazar

Writers: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: Clare White Pantomime wishes have been granted in Wolverhampton this festive session, as the Grand Theatre delivers a magical production. With more glitter, sparkle and silliness than ever before, Aladdin is a fun family spectacle. The story is a jam-packed mash-up of the traditional Arabian adventure, set in both China and Egypt, complete ...

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Tommy: The Rock Opera – Opera House Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Director: Paul Nicholas Book: Pete Townshend &Des McAnuff Music &Lyrics: Pete Townshend Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   Tommy: The Rock Opera comes with an old school multi-media history: first an album, then a concert, then a film and finally in 1992, the perhaps inevitable musical. This production casts Joe McElderry in the titular rôle and as an X-Factor winner from ...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Director: Ed Curtis Choreographer: Stillie Dee Musical Director: James McCullagh Reviewer: Liza Kyle Panto Season is upon us once again and this time its Snow White’s turn to work her fairytale magic upon the audiences at the Alhambra Theatre. The majestic Alhambra, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, certainly pulls out the stops even before the crowds take ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Joe McElderry

Since winning X Factor in 2009, Joe McElderry has released four albums and sold over 20 million records worldwide. Born in South Shields, the 23 year old recently won the latest Big Vote for the public’s favourite X-Factor moment, with his first audition singing ‘Dance With My Father’. His current Set Your Soul Alive concert has been touring since March ...

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