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Tom: The Story of Tom Jones – The Lowry, Salford

Kit Orton 'Tom' and 'The Senators'. in Tom: A Story of Tom Jones

Writer: Mike James Director: Geinor Styles Reviewer: Donna Kelly Since Sir Tom Jones first shot to fame in 1965, the Welsh singer has had sold over 100million records worldwide, claiming 36 Top 40 hits in the UK and 19 in the US. Surprising then that it’s taken almost 50 years for his inspirational story to be brought to the stage. ...

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Tom: A Story of Tom Jones – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Kit Orton 'Tom' and 'The Senators'. in Tom: A Story of Tom Jones

Writer: Mike Jame Director: Geinor Styles Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It’s not unusual for a pop act’s back catalogue to be plundered to create an biographical jukebox musical. The West End currently has three in play – Sunny Afternoon, Beautiful and Jersey Boys (four if you also count Motown, five with the non-narrative Thriller Live). So Theatr Na Nóg’s idea of ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Writer/Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Taylor Simmons Peter Rowe’s Rock’n’Roll pantomimes have become an eagerly anticipated Christmas feature in the North-West. In modern times, pantomimes are more and more reliant on star casting; however, Clwyd Theatr Cymru continues to buck that trend and relies instead on its reputation and the talent of its performers. With its ten strong cast of actor/ ...

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Tom – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Mike James Director: Geinor Styles Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Long before Sir Tom Jones sat in the big red revolving chairs on The Voice, a young Tommy Woodward was gaining his own reputation for his own voice in the pubs and clubs of 1960s Pontypridd. From singing ballads solo in the pub to standing in ...

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CD REVIEW: Words Shared With Friends

Reviewer: Ian Foster Over the past decade or so, writer and lyricist Robert Gould has worked with a wide range of composers from across the globe and amassed quite the contact list of performer friends, so the progression to recording a collection of his songs feels like a natural one. Words Shared With Friends thus takes in collaborations from the ...

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BLOG: Robert Gould…WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS

Robert Gould is a writer and Lyricist based in South Wales – with a passion for musical theatre, he exclusively shares his thoughts on how he came to create his latest album WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS. In the latter part of 2012 my close friend (and co-writer) Jimmy Granstrom suggested to me that I should record an album of songs ...

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Dickens Abridged – Arts Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Adam Long Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:4] The news that a co-founder of the Reduced Shakespeare Company would be turning his attentions towards another of Britain’s literary giants has created great curiosity and high expectations. If Adam Long could whisk us through the Bard’s complete works in a couple of hours, the canon of Charles Dickens should present ...

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