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Club Tropicana – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Writer: Michael Gyngell Director: Samuel Holmes & Nick Winston Reviewer: Dominic Corr It’s June, the weather in Scotland is, well, Scottish. So where can you get guaranteed sunshine, sea and Joe McElderry? Club Tropicana: The Musical – that’s where. From the producers of Hairspray, Club Tropicana sets itself in a holiday resort in the 80s, a decade famous for big ...

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Rock of Ages – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dominic Corr So, let’s dust off the Jukebox musical list: Lovers? Check. Business tycoon antagonist? Check. Glam Rocks' greatest hits? Check. A flamboyantly fabulous narrator who also doubles as a sassy sound god. You betcha’. Welcome to Rock of Ages, not the usual Jukebox musical. Set on the glorious Sunset Strip in the ...

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Rock of Ages – Opera House, Manchester.

Book: Chris D'Arienzo Director/Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sam Lowe Are you ready to rock? The audience at Manchester Opera House are, as this smash hit musical returns to the UK. Shaking the foundations of every theatre it lands in with it's "turned up to the max" music. Rock of Ages is an LA love story set to over 25 classic rock ...

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An Officer and a Gentleman – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Douglas Day Stewart & Sharleen Cooper Cohen Musical Supervision: Sarah Travis Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Kelyn Luther It should have been an ill omen that when this film was originally turned into a musical, it only ran for six weeks. At least songwriters Ken Hirsch and Robin Lerner had a go by giving it original songs - this new ...

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Jersey Boys – Empire Theatre Liverpool

Music: Bob Gaudio Lyric: Bob Crewe Book: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice Director: Des McAnuff Reviewer: Daryl Holden In this day and age, there are so many different tastes for the theatre that it’s rare to find something that builds up a true following by almost everyone. Even rarer then, is to find something that lives up to said hype. ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Adrian Rees Reviewer: Dominic Corr The Day the Music Died was how musician Don McLean commemorated the passing of fifties Rock & Roller Buddy Holly. Jukebox musicals always honour those with considerable talent, Buddy is no different. Writer Alan Janes seeks not to tell an untold story, but merely present the life of an accomplished artist ...

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Dreamboats and Petticoats – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Writers: Laurence Marks &Maurice Gran Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer [Rating:3] Inspired by the popular albums of the same name, Dreamboats and Petticoats is a jukebox musical full of timeless rock n roll classics. Featuring hits such as Teenager in Love, Do You Wanna Dance, and Let’s Twist Again, this show certainly delivers if you’re looking for a nostalgia-inducing ...

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