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Road Show – Union Theatre, London

The cast of Road Show at the Union Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: John Weidman Director: Phil Willmott Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Having had its UK premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2011, Stephen Sondheim’s last (to date) major show has moved no more than half a mile down the road for its revival, the first production to originate in this country. As with Assassins, a ...

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Anything Goes – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Original Book: PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse New book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: James Garrington “Times have changed.” So says Cole Porter in the title number of Anything Goes. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the appeal of this show. Eighty years after its first production, ...

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Anything Goes – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Original Book: PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton revision Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse New Book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Even with his status as the golden boy in a golden era of music, I'm not sure that Cole Porter could have ever imagined that his 1930s screwball musical comedy Anything Goes ...

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Anything Goes – Opera House, Manchester

Original Book: PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse New Book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Laura Maley After an acclaimed festive run at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, director Daniel Evans’s energetic and stylish Anything Goes takes in Manchester’s Opera House on its lengthy UK tour. Summarising the plot of Anything ...

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Anything Goes – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: PG Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse New Book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: John Roberts Following a Christmas season at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, Daniel Evans brings plenty to enjoy in this classy yet flawed revival of Cole Porter’s melodically rich musical. As plots go Anything Goes isn’t the strongest ...

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Anything Goes – Aylesbury Waterside

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Timothy Crouse and John Weidman, based on the original book by PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russell Crouse Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Scott Mattthewman Cole Porter’s 1934 musical is in many ways the quintessential 1930s Broadway production. A collection of classic Porter numbers – You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out ...

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Assassins – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Book: John Weidman Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Ronan Phelan Reviewer: Alan Foran The idea of bringing together in one space the assassins, and would be assassins, of US Presidents in a musical setting is intriguing, an idea that perhaps only Sondheim would take on. This is exactly the set up here, with a book by John Weidman. It ...

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