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Aladdin – Richmond Theatre

Writers: Jonathan Kiley and Alan McHugh Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: David Guest Biggins is back! That simple statement should be enough to tempt panto fans young and old into cleaning their magic carpets and flying off to Richmond Theatre for what must be one of the slickest, funniest and brassiest seasonal shows this year. Just when we feared the doyen ...

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Urinetown – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Music/Lyrics: Mark Hollmann Book/Lyrics: Greg Kotis Director: Ken Alexander Fresh from his success with the Fringe premiere of The Addams Family, director Ken Alexander returns with the MA Musical Theatre students from the Royal Scottish Conservatoire with the fringe premiere of the satirical musical Urinetown. Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis' musical delivers plenty to enjoy and gives a brilliant platform ...

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Sex in Suburbia – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writers: Claire Sweeney and Mandy Muden Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: James Garrington Imagine a version of the bad date scenes from Sex in the City, but with the feel of a late-night stand-up routine by the notoriously graphic Bernard Manning; that gives you some idea of what to expect from Sex in Suburbia. The show uses the idea of a ...

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Sex in Suburbia – Sunderland Empire

Writer: Claire Sweeney and Mandy Muden Music: Griff Johnson Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: Gemma Hirst When the popular television series Sex in the City came to close, the Manolos were hung up and women up across the globe would sup a cosmo in recognition. Thanks to Sex and Suburbia, women (and men) in Sunderland are able to experience the atmosphere ...

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The Addams Family – Assembly at the Mound, Edinburgh

Music/Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: John Roberts Following their critical success withAvenue Qin 2013, the students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland present the Edinburgh Festival Fringe premiere of Andrew Lippa's musical take onThe Addams Family. WednesdayAddams is in love with Lucas, Lucas's parents are falling out of love with each other, ...

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Sex and the Suburbs – The Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Claire Sweeney and Mandy Muden Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: David Sedgwick In the 1970s Liverpool football club possessed a secret weapon. If the boys from the kop were under the cosh, needing a goal from nowhere then up would step super-sub, aka local lad David Fariclough. The young kid would take to the park and inevitably rescue the team ...

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Special Measures – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer : Mark Davies Markham Director : Ken Alexander Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe St Jude's (Patron saint of no-hopers) primary school in Netherton has been placed into special measures following a damning OFSTED report. MP Thomas Winters is in the Prime Ministers bad-books for whacking him in the balls thanks to his limp grip on a croquet bat and has now ...

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Fazakerly – Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] The laughs come as thick and fast as ever in Fred Lawless’ latest Christmas offering at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre. We’ve been trapped on a desert Island, we have had Nightmares in Lime Street Station, this year we journey to Venus in intergalactic comic romp of epic proportions. Marty is ...

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