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Tiger Bay The Musical – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music by: Daf James Book and lyrics: Michael Williams Director: Melly Still Reviewer: Beth Steer Set in Cardiff’s Tiger Bay in the early 1900s, Tiger Bay The Musical is perhaps the most significant production by Wales Millennium Centre to date. Produced in association with Cape Town Opera, this raucous, roaring musical is one of revolution, conflict, and courage, at a time of the city’s deepest unrest. ...

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CD REVIEW- An American Victory: Concept Album

Lyricist and Composer: Louis R Bucalo Reviewer: Kelyn Luther An American Victory is unfortunately more failure than victory. The lack of memorable songs might be forgivable if the show was sung-through but without the benefit of a book, it’s a collection of pleasant but forgettable songs. Under Thomas Jefferson’s government, pirates rule the seas as they have done for two ...

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NEWS: Biggins leads the salute for West End Heroes

Christopher Biggins haslaunched the 2015 West End HeroesGala Concertwith a little help from his military friends. Never one to underdress, Bigggins launched the fundraiser in full RAF servicewoman uniform, previewing just one of the characters he’ll play on the night. Biggins will host of theWest End HeroesGala Concert on Sunday 4 October at London’s Dominion Theatre. Last year the casts ...

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Katherine Jenkins: Home Sweet Home – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Sam Chipman Katherine Jenkins, Britain’s premier classical crossover artist, is the fastest selling mezzo-soprano ever. Now releasing her tenth studio album, Home Sweet Home, she returns to Symphony Hall, after a year in which she both got married and became an aunt, to perform tracks off the new album plus favourites from throughout her career. The programme is well ...

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CD Review – Love on 42nd Street

Reviewer: Ian Foster Love on 42nd Street is an album of new music by composer duo Daniel and Laura Curtis, recorded by a stellar line-up of West End and Broadway performer, all in aid of raising money for the BBC’s Children in Need campaign. As performers, the Curtises are noted for their interpretations of Ivor Novello‘s works and the Great ...

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Movies and Musicals – Apollo Victoria, London

Reviewer: Fran Beaton [rating:4.5] What a delightful way to spend an evening. Movies and Musicals at the Apollo Victoria theatre sees some of the biggest names in musical theatre take to the stage alongside the LGS orchestra and the West End gospel choir, charging through classics from Les Miserables, Phantom, and Rent as well as movie classics such as the ...

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The Singers Soiree – St Giles in the Fields Church, London

Founder and Producer: Jamie Chapman Dixon Musical director: Barney Ashworth Reviewer: Christopher Owen [rating:4] The Singers Soiree is now in its sixth instalment and here marks its transfer from the Battersea Barge to the much larger St Giles in the Field church, meaning many more audience members were able to purchase tickets and thus make much more money for the ...

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Momentous Musicals – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Director: John Garfield-Roberts Musical Director: George Dyer Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] Momentous Musicals is, as the title suggests, a concert of favourite show tunes. Set to tour around four UK locations, the show has Pop Idol‘s Gareth Gates smiling smugly down from the posters, but don’t let that put you off – a closer glance at the billing reveals Phantom ...

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