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Chicago – Phoenix Theatre, London

Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Book: Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer: Stephen Bates You can’t keep a good show down! Chicago, with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, was a moderate success in New York and London in the late 1970s, but it is the 1996 revival, directed by Walter Robbie, that ...

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A Little Night Music – Watermill Theatre, Bagnor

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: David Jobson Now in its 50th year, the Watermill Theatre returns to, arguably, one of the finest musical composers of all time, Stephen Sondheim. Their production of Sweeney Todd went on to London and Broadway, with a cast that combined the roles of both actor and musician. Once again ...

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A Little Night Music – Watermill Theatre, Berkshire

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: David Jobson Now in their 50th year, the Watermill Theatre returns to one of the finest musical composers of all time, Stephen Sondheim. Their production of Sweeney Todd went on to London and Broadway, with a cast that combined the roles of both actor and musician. Once again ...

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Two into One – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Writer and Director: Ray Cooney Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Written in 1984, Ray Cooney’s comic farce Two Into One tells the story of MP Richard Willey as he attempts to conduct an affair in the Westminster Hotel while up from his constituency on parliamentary business (this was obviously the era before second homes became fashionable). While staying in one room with ...

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NEWS: New cast for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory announced

It was announced today that Barry James will play the rôle of Grandpa Joe. Josefina Gabrielle will play Mrs Teavee. Richard Dempsey and Kirsty Malpass will play Charlie’s parents Mr and Mrs Bucket in the next cast line-up for hit West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Clive Carter (Mr Salt), Jasna Ivir (Mrs Gloop), Paul J Medford (Mr ...

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Puss in Boots – Hackney Empire, London

Writer: Susie McKenna Director: Susie McKenna Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Though its position at other times of the year may seem a little precarious, Susie McKenna has built up the Hackney Empire into one of the must-see venues for pantomime in London, drawing in families from far and wide to their revitalised yet still classic take on all the old ...

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Merrily We Roll Along – Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: George Furth Director: Maria Friedman Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] Asprotagonist Franklin Shepard says halfway through Stephen Sondheim’s musical on friendship and dreams, “It’s a thing I do when I want to remember something special - I close my eyes and I swallow” and I suggest that anyone who sees this West End transfer of the Menier ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Josefina Gabrielle

Josefina Gabrielletrained at London's Arts Educational Schools London before starting her career as a soloist with the National Ballet of Portugal. Following many memorable rôles in productions such as the National Theatre's Oklahoma!(with Hugh Jackman), 2009's revival of Sweet Charity and the recent UK tour of The King and I, she is soon to return to the West End as ...

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