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Knights of the Rose – Arts Theatre, London

Creator: Jennifer Marsden Director and choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Stephen Bates Perhaps it is inevitable that Game of Thrones: The Musical, will hit our stages one day, but, in the meantime, we have to make do with this fusion of classic rock anthems and a tale of heroism, bloodletting and tepid romance, set in a medieval kingdom where knights brandish ...

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The Last Five Years – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Katie Birtill and Chris-Cowley

Writer: Jason Robert Brown Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Caroline Humphris Reviewer: Michael Gray   Rumoured to be based on the writer's own marriage woes, this charming chamber musical fits the Wolsey like a glove. The structure is ingenious, with more than a hint of I Do, I Do and Merrily We Roll Along. Bride and groom meet – and ...

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Sweet Charity – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Book: Neil Simon Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Dorothy Fields Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Greg Palmer Reviewer: Glen Pearce   The Cinderella story is a loved theatre staple, but the familiar tale is given a twist in 1960s musical Sweet Charity. Cinderella may get her prince but will Charity find the man of her dreams? Sweet Charity has become a ...

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PREVIEW: New Wolsey a Big Spender with Sweet Charity

The Rhythm Of Life may be surging through their veins, but when you're not only having to learn the lines for an iconic musical, remember the choreography, and having to play multiple instruments, it's a juggling act of talents. Paul Couch spoke to cast members Katie Birtill, James Haggie, and Dan De Cruz. For the cast of Sweet Charity, opening ...

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The Boy Who Fell Into a Book – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Music: Cathy Shostak and Eric Angus Musical adaptation and lyrics: Paul James Director: Alan Ayckbourn Reviewer: Audrey Pointer Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre premieres a new musical adaptation of Ayckbourn’s 1998 play (his fifty-third) directed by the writer. Ayckbourn originally wrote the play to celebrate the National Year of Reading. It’s a play suitable for all the family ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Director: Simon Phillips Choreography: Ross Coleman &Andrew Hallsworth Musical Director: Tom Gearing Reviewer: Katie Mitchell The pink Priscilla tour bus is back in town, equipped with fluffy boas and an endless supply of cocktails and parking up for one week only at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Priscilla Queen of the Desert is jam-packed with classic disco hits, creating the perfect party ...

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