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Thoroughly Modern Millie – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book: Richard Morris &Dick Scanlan New Music: Jeanine Tesori New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews, which was itself inspired by the 1956 British musical Chrysanthemum, Jeanine Tesoro, Dick Scanlan and Richard Morris’ musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, has always had considerable shortcomings. While some outstanding cast members and a ...

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The Woman in Black – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Stephen Mallatratt, from the novel by Susan Hill Director: Robin Herford Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black has had an enviable literary life, originally a 1983 Gothic novella, followed four years later by a stage play, a 1989 BBC TV movie adaptation, then a 2012 film starring Daniel Radcliffe. The stage incarnation, now in its 30th ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

allan stewart grant stott andy gray kings panto jack and the beanstalk edinburgh

Director: Ed Curtis Choreographer: Stillie Dee Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald As the festive season approaches, the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh once again earns its crown as Scotland’s best panto with a winning mix of music, fun and glamour. The result is an uplifting, rib-tickling theatrical event that is not to be missed. A reimagining of the classic tale, Jack and the ...

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Sunny Afternoon – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Book: Joe Penhall Original Story: Ray Davies Music and Lyrics: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys From Muswell Hill to the top of the charts, via endless discord, constant ripping off from their managers, unexpected parenthood, depression and a war with the US trade unions, Sunny Afternoon is a spirited, celebratory, witty, joyous departure from the usual musical ...

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Million Dollar Quartet – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Image by Darren Bell

Writers: Colin Escott &Floyd Mutrux Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Documenting the now-legendary, one-and-only coming together of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis on December 4, 1956, Million Dollar Quartet is a scintillating, celebratory tale from the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll. Under the avuncular, or in some ...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Andy Hockley as Grandpa Potts centre and The Cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Writer: Ian Fleming Book: Jeremy Sams Music &Lyrics: Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman Director: James Brining Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Comparisons with the much-loved, 1968 film of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are inevitable, such is its place in the British public’s hearts, thankfully, this West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the iconic children’s classic will largely satisfy audiences ...

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Sunny Afternoon – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Book: Joe Penhall Original Story: Ray Davies Music and Lyrics: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys From Muswell Hill to the top of the charts, via endless discord, constant ripping off from their managers, unexpected parenthood, depression and a war with the US trade unions, Sunny Afternoon is a spirited, celebratory, witty, joyous departure from the usual musical ...

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Chicago – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins Book: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Choreographer: Ann Reinking Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Inspired by the sensational crime stories she covered during the Prohibition Era for the Chicago Tribune, and in particular the trials of two real-life Jazz Babies accused of murdering their lovers: the much-married cabaret chanteuse ...

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