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The Green Fairy – The Union Theatre, London

Director, Book and Music: Jack Sain Lyrics: Jack Sain and Stephen Libby Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Christmas is rapidly approaching and that always brings stories about reflection and redemption. The character of Scrooge became a prototype for those who revisit the past in order to determine a better future. Jack Sain gives the idea an added twist by not setting his ...

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Bare: A Pop Opera – The Vaults, London

Music: Damon Intrabartolo Lyrics: Jon Hartmere Director: Julie Atherton Reviewer: Richard Maguire Bare: A Pop Opera certainly lives up to its name, and wears its emotions firmly on its sleeve for all to see. There’s fun and feeling to be found in this American high-school musical but ultimately Bare suffers from some awkward staging and a few weak voices. The ...

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – Above The Arts, London

Director: Kirk Jameson Music by: Jimmy Roberts Book and Lyrics by: Joe DiPietro Reviewer: Scott Stait Originally running Off-Broadway for over a decade, Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts’ 1996 musical comedy brings a stark and humorous look at human relationships, from courtship to divorce and every sordid thought in-between. A company of four change costumes, personas, accents and partners in ...

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Shock Treatment – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Jim Sharman Adaptor: Tom Crowley Lyricist: Richard O’Brien Composer: Richard Hartley Reviewer: Tom Finch   Producing a sequel to The Rocky Horror Show, arguably the most celebrated cult musical, is no mean feat and to invite criticism which doesn’t simply compare it to the original is a challenge. The billing for the world premiere ofShock Treatmentdoes not help matters ...

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CD REVIEW: Julie Atherton – Rush of Life

Reviewer: Holly Spanner How refreshing it is when a much loved musical theatre actress releases an album with exciting original writing. With the exception of George Maguire who features twice on the album, all the tracks are written by a different composer. This does not however result in a mix-mash of styles, rather a contemporary and idyllic blend of complementary ...

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INTERVIEW: Paul Spicer…Part II

Concluding our exclusive two part interview with West End producer and performer Paul Spicer, colleague Ava Eldred talks to Paul about his more recent successes and what lies ahead in the future. If you haven’t already read part one you can do so here (Part 1). John Roberts – Executive Editor So after the Notes from New York season in ...

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