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The Wizard of Oz – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: L. Frank Baum Music & Lyrics: Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg Adaptor: John Kane Director: Alex Clifton Reviewer: Kevin James  Under the artistic directorship of Alex Clifton, Chester’s premiere arts venue Storyhouse has certainly made an impact in the arts output of the city, the excellent duel venue summer season being a highlight of any theatregoer in the region. ...

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The Wizard of Oz – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: L. Frank Baum Music and Lyrics: Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg Director: Liam Steel Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The REP describes this production as a ‘bold yet faithful reimagining’ of the world created by L Frank Baum and forever cemented in our heads by the iconic MGM film. And the blurb does not lie – the story and the songs ...

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Wicked – WMC, Cardiff

Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Gregory Maguire Adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Flying monkeys, a huge cast and multi changes of scene – there’s plenty of glitz in Wicked, billed as the prequel to the ever-popular Wizard of Oz and projecting the dark side of the coin.  What could be more ...

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The Wizard of Oz – The Crucible, Sheffield

Director: Robert Hastie Choreographer: Ewan Jones Written by: L. Frank Baum Music & Lyrics: Harold Arlen Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Sheffield Theatres festive offering this year is the iconic The Wizard of Oz. This brand new production gives L. Frank Baum’s classic book a makeover, potentially appealing to a legion of new fans in the wake of Wicked, the record-breaking musical based on ...

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Dorothy – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer: Bryan Hodgson Directors: Jaq Bessell, Bryan Hodgson &Laura Weston Reviewer: Scott Stait   The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has filtered through popular culture and saturates the children’s fantasy world, both literature and film, and is still going strong in its 116th anniversary year. It has captured the imaginations of and transported child and adult alike to a fantastical world ...

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Wicked – Plymouth Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Winnie Holzman Based on the novel by: Gregory Maguire Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett   Wicked is a magical, fantastical show with twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat, close to tears, holding your breath and squealing with joy and laughter, often at the same time. Based ...

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Wicked – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Maggie Constable "Wicked!!!!" so the kids say. And yes it is, because Wicked is now at Milton Keynes Theatre and will be for 5 weeks! The long-anticipated show which has been at the Victoria Apollo in London since 2006, one of the most popular musicals ever, has now sent ...

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NEWS: West End stars join From Page to Stage 2014

Aria Entertainment is delighted to announce first casting today for the second annual From Page To Stage Festival, a season of new musical theatre at the Landor Theatre from Monday 10 February to Sunday 9 March 2014. Full casting is now confirmed for the Season’s three showcase readings of Merman’s Apprentice, Claus The Musical and The Return of the Soldier, ...

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