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NEWS: Elf bows to public pressure and cuts ticket prices

Following extensive social media coverage criticising the pricing structure of the forthcoming West End transfer of the musical Elf, producers have today announced they have listened to public opinion and are introducing a new lower price band. Criticism had been levelled at the show when it was revealed that the flexible pricing structure saw some seats on sale for over ...

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NEWS: Lead casting confirmed for Elf

Lead casting has been announced for the London transfer of the musical Elf. Ben Forster, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin, who all starred in the sold-out UK and Ireland premieres of Elf in Plymouth and Dublin in December 2014, will play the rôles of Buddy, Walter Hobbs and Emily Hobbs respectively. Kimberley Walsh will be making her debut in Elf ...

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Elf – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Thomas Meehan &Bob Martin Music: Matthew Skylar Lyrics: Chad Beguelin Director &Choreographer: Morgan Young Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett   “I’m siiiiiingiiiiing!” My heart is full, and “I’m siiiiiingiiiiing! ”   From start to finish ElfThe Musical is an utterly wonderful, brilliant, heartwarming, electric, endearing, joyously glittery show, with bells on! A glorious explosion of tinsel, twinkle and Christmas magic. ...

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April in Paris – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer &Director: John Godber Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes We swap October in Darlington for April in Paris – a bitter sweet, painfully realistic view of married life from the pen of the multitalented John Godber. Al and Bet, played by Joe McGann and Shobna Gulati, are a northern couple stuck in a rut. Married for 28 years, together by habit but ...

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April in Paris – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Writer/Director: John Godber Reviewer: John Roberts As one of the UK’s most performed playwright’s John Godber certainly has a reputation as a voice of the working classes – whether that’s the retired coal miner, the bouncer of the cocktail waitress he manages to find an angle that resonates with the majority and makes him and his productions increasingly popular. With ...

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April In Paris – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: John Godber Director: John Godber Reviewer: Christopher Hong   One day, Bet won a holiday in Paris through her main pastime of endlessly entering magazine competitions. Her partner Al reluctantly agrees to go resulting in a first time in a foreign land comedy. With UKIP gaining traction in the political scene, this revival of John Godber’s 1992 play attempts ...

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April in Paris – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer &Director: John Godber Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys John Godber’s gentle but bittersweet comedy dramaApril in Parisexploits the all-too familiar vagaries of life within a 28 year marriagethat has disintegrated into petty annoyances, awkward silences and disappointment at dreams unfulfilled. Told as a series of short vignettes, shop worker (and compulsive competition enterer) Bet, and unemployed builder husband (and amateur artist) ...

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NEWS: Godber to direct McGann & Gulati in April in Paris UK Tour

Acclaimed playwright and director John Godber will directa UK tour of his play April in Paris starring TV favourites Joe McGann (The Upper Hand) and Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street) which will embark on a UK tour from June 27th 2014. Opening at the Derby Theatre, the tour will visit Brighton, Woking, Aylesbury, Malvern, Bromley, Glasgow, Crewe, Manchester, Richmond, Chesterfield, New ...

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