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How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the book by Dr Seuss Books and Lyrics: Timothy Mason Music: Mel Marvin Reviewer: Dominic Corr It’s November, we hear you say, so what, who cares? Christmas is on the way. How better to celebrate, than with a children’s classic, so join The Grinch for some Dr Seuss magic. Suffice to say, rhymes may feature throughout – but please, try ...

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Chicago – The Grand, Leeds

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Writer: Fred Ebb &Bob Fosse Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Original Director/Choreographer: Bob Fosse Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Award-winning Chicago returns to the UK Tour scene with this star-studded production. Written by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, it’s based on Maurine Dallas Watkins’ play of the same name. A journalist by trade, Watkins wrote for the Chicago Tribune during the prohibition ...

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Chicago – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Book by: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music by: John Kander Lyrics by: Fred Ebb Associate Director: Tania Nardini Choreographer: Ann Reinking Reviewer: Dan English There is a scheming feeling on the cell block as Chicago comes to Dartford’s Orchard Theatre as part of its UK tour. Directed by Tania Nardini, the show set in 1920s Chicago is more of ...

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Driving Miss Daisy – The Derby Theatre

Writer: Alfred Uhry Director: David Esbjornson Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:5] Many people will be aware of, and have probably seen, the 1989 Oscar-winning film of Driving Miss Daisy, and may be wondering how it will translate to the stage. In fact, this is a semi-autobiographical play written by Alfred Uhry in 1987 that was translated to the cinema. Set in ...

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