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The Band – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Tim Firth Music: Take That Director: Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder Reviewer: Lauren Maughan Watching a performance of The Band is a night you’ll never forget. Great songs, a great cast and a great bit of nostalgia for some of us– this show is one not to be missed. The story travels us through time, from the past to the ...

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Glyndebourne – Cinderella (Cendrillon) – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Director: Fiona Shaw Reviewer: Lu Greer The classic fairy-tale Cinderella, which tells the story of the sweet Cendrillon living in servitude to her harsh stepmother and foul stepsisters before making it to the ball with the help of her fairy godmother, is one known the world over. Jules Massenet’s fairytale which brings colourful characters, beautiful orchestral scores and enchanting melodies, is ...

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Peter Pan – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London

Writer: J M Barrie Directors:  Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Raised on adventure stories and barely out of school, a generation of young men went off to war between 1914-1918 only to find that the pirate swords had been replaced by shell fire, mines and gas. Suddenly the imaginings of J.M. Barrie seemed to belong to another ...

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Bat Out of Hell – Dominion Theatre, London

Book, music and lyrics: Jim Steinman Director: Jay Scheib Reviewer: David Guest Some shows are good, some are bad, and some are bonkers, defying all description or criticism. Bat Out of Hell, which has taken up home at the Dominion after a run at the Coliseum last year, is undisputedly in the latter category: a weak and baffling story, uninspiring ...

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The Band – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Tim Firth Director: Kim Gavin and Jack Rider Featuring the music of Take That Reviewer: Ruth Jepson What do you get if you cross the biggest boy band of the nineties and a room full of fans aged 30-ish and above (and possibly their Mums)? Why, The Band Of course - and it is apparently the hottest ticket in ...

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The Band – Liverpool Empire

Book: Tim Firth Music: Take That Director: Kim Gavin & Jack Ryder Reviewer: John Roberts It wasn’t going to be long considering the trend in Jukebox musicals, that one should be written using Take That’s back catalogue, and what better way to do it than to co-produce it yourself. Alongside David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers the unstoppable boyband have once ...

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MIF 2017: Fatherland – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester 

Men with arms in the air

Writer: Scott Graham, Karl Hyde, Simon Stephens Music: Karl Hyde Director: Scott Graham Reviewer: Jo Beggs Scott Graham, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens all went home. Back to their scattered hometowns, those places long left behind but which had shaped their childhoods and their lives. In Corby, Kidderminster, and Stockport they interviewed men about their fathers and their sons. Some ...

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