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Hair the Musical – The Alexandra, Birmingham

Book and Lyrics: Gerome Ragni and James Rado Music: Galt McDermot Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: James Garrington One of the sad things about Hair the Musical is that it is famous – or infamous – as much for its nudity as for its themes and music. When it first appeared in 1967 for a brief run in New York this was ...

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Hair – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Galt McDermot Book and Lyrics: Gerome Ragni and James Rado Director: Jonathan O'Boyle Reviewer: Helen Jones It's 1967.  The US is in the middle of sending more troops out to fight in the Vietnam War. Two actors,  Gerome Ragni and James Rado come across a demonstration against the war in New York's Central Park, and so the idea for Hair is ...

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Rain Man – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writer: Dan Gordon Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: James Garrington Many people will remember the 1988 movie Rain Man with affection – starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, the film won several Academy Awards and has entered into popular culture as one of the classics. The film has now made its way onto the stage, thanks to the Classic Screen To Stage ...

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Rain Man – Derby Theatre

Writer: Dan Gordon Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Andrew Houghton Beloved 80’s classic Rain Man is thrilling audiences on its current theatrical tour and while the production provides an entertaining introduction to those unfamiliar with the tale, it is clear that fans of the original film starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman are the true target audience of this piece. Instantly recognisable ...

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Rain Man – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Dan Gordon Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: Alice Fowler Everyone – of a certain age, at least – knows Rain Man, the Oscar-winning film starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, in which two very different brothers bond on a journey across America. The story of Charlie and Raymond Babbitt – Charlie a skin-of-his-pants businessman, Raymond an autistic savant – unfolds ...

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NEWS: Award-winning production of Hair to embark on a National Tour

Following sold-out seasons in Manchester and London, the award-winning and critically acclaimed 50th-anniversary production of Hair produced by Hope Mill Theatre and Aria Entertainment is to tour next year from March. A newly imagined production, produced by Hope Mill Theatre, Aria Entertainment and Senbla directed by Jonathan O’Boyle will open at The New Wimbledon Theatre on 22 March 2019. Hair will then tour to Cheltenham, Manchester, ...

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Rain Man – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Dan Gordon from the screenplay by Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow Director: Jonathan O'Boyle Reviewer: Gareth Davies The risk in taking a well-known, well-loved film and transferring it to the stage is that audiences have such a strong connection to the original that any attempt to reinvent it could fail to meet expectations. As such, the Classic Screen to ...

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Aspects of Love – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Don Black and Charles Hart Book: David Garnett Director: Jonathan O'Boyle Reviewer: Sam Lowe Aspects of Love returns to the UK musical scene eight years after the revival production at Menier Chocolate Factory. Now we get to experience a smaller scale and intimate interpretation of this musical. The story is set over a period of ...

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