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Les Misérables – Liverpool Empire

Lyrics: Alain Boublil & Jean-Marc Natel  Additional Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Director: Lawrence Connor and James Powell Reviewer: Jane Fleming Almost a decade has gone by since Les Misérables last embarked on a sell-out UK tour. Whilst remaining a favourite in the heart of London’s West End and following a successful Hollywood movie adaptation, the critically acclaimed musical ...

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Les Misérables – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers: Alain Boublil & Jean-Marc Natel (based on the novel by Victor Hugo) Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer Directors: Laurence Connor & James Powell Reviewer: Joan Phillips While the original 1985 production of Les Misérables continues to break box office records in London’s West End, the New touring version continues its hugely successful run and returns to the UK ...

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West Side Story – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book:Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director and Choreographer: Joey McKneely Original Choreographer: Jerome Robbins Reviewer: Lu Greer   When West Side Story was first staged in the 50s, it not only brought a fresh and contemporary feel to the classic Shakespearian tragedy Romeo and Juliet, but it breathed a new life into the musical scene itself. By ...

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West Side Story – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director and Choreographer: Joey McKneely Original choreography by Jerome Robbins Reviewer: Abbie Rippon When first produced in the 1950’s, West Side Story was seen as innovative, ‘setting a new template for the modern musical.’ Based on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story brought this tale of star crossed ...

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West Side Story – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Leornard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Chris Williams West Side Story is constantly being voted in the top – if not number one – in lists of musicals. With the Broadway dream-team of Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurent’s book based on William Shakespeare’s play, this is one musical that is still relevant ...

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West Side Story – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Choreographer: Joey McKneely (from original choreography by Jerome Robbins) Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Joan Phillips What happens when you mix young, testosterone charged youths, with guns, knives, fear, hatred, prejudice, poverty and romantically involved lovers from opposing gangs? All it takes is one tiny spark to light the tinder and the ...

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West Side Story – Milton Keynes Theatre

Choreography: Joey McKneely from original choreography by Jerome Robbins Director: Joey McKneely Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Reviewer: Maggie Constable So the phenomenon that is West Side Story, one of the most successful and best loved musicals of all time, is back at Milton Keynes theatre this week after a sell-out stay in London at Sadlers Wells no less, ...

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West Side Story – The Grand, Leeds

Creator: Jerome Robbins Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Holly Spanner Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet and billed as the ‘Number 1 Greatest Musical of All Time’ by The Times in 2013, West Side Story is currently touring the UK. The show marked lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway debut when it ...

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