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The Messiah – The Other Palace, London

Writer and director: Patrick Barlow Reviewer: Stephen Bates A recording of Ernest Gold’s theme from the film Exodus features prominently before the lights dim for the beginning of Patrick Barlow’s production of his own play The Messiah. Perhaps this should be taken as a subliminal cue to audiences to heed the music’s title and make their ways out before discovering ...

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Once In A Lifetime – The Young Vic, London

Writers: Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman Adapter: Christopher Hart Director: Richard Jones Reviewer: Tom Finch Richard Jones' revival of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman Hollywood satire Once in a Lifetime follows the fortunes of three Vaudevillians who head west having smelled profit in the burgeoning 'Talkie' film industry. In an era of great upheaval in a young ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Savoy Theatre, London

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Based on the 1988 film, Robert Lindsay stars as Lawrence Jameson, a playboy con-man drifting around the French Rivera, seducing women, breaking hearts and stealing cold hard cash. Growing long in the tooth, and no longer getting the same buzz that drove him from one conquest ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music &Lyrics: David Yazbek Director &Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Mary Tapper Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has visited Manchester for a week and is making a flying stop at Aylesbury before it heads for a substantial run at the Savoy Theatre, so is it looking in good shape, or is it still in need of improvement before it hits ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Opera House, Manchester

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music &Lyrics: David Yazbek Director &Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: John Roberts It may have taken a decade to finally grace the shores of the UK, but the wait has certainly been worth it! Jerry Mitchell’s UK premiere of David Yazbek’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (which is based on the film of the same name) is in Manchester as ...

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Ragtime – Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park, London

Book: Terrence McNally Music: Stephen Flaherty Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Director: Timothy Sheader [rating:4] Is there a greater opening number to a musical than the self-titled prologue to Ragtime? It surely has to be up there among the contenders as Stephen Flaherty’s music bursts open onto the stage at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park in a blaze of syncopated ...

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