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Lee Mead: Ten Years The Anniversary Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen He became a household name more than a decade ago after winning over viewers on BBC talent show Any Dream Will Do - the hunt for a leading man in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He has since gone on to take leading roles in huge West End and touring productions, ...

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Aladdin – Birmingham Hippodrome

Julian Clary, Lee Mead and Matt Slack in Aladdin at Birmingham Hippodrome

Writer: Michael Harrison and Alan McHugh Director: Michael Harrison Reviewer: James Garrington   It’s panto time in Birmingham and flying into the Hippodrome this year we have Aladdin. Everyone knows the story of course – the young man’s journey from rags to riches, evil being defeated and everyone living happily ever after. Popular though that story is, in many ways ...

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Thrill Me – Square Chapel, Halifax

Writer/Composer: Stephen Dolginoff Director: Guy Retallack Musical Director: Tom Turner Reviewer: Ron Simpson A new production on a nearly bare stage of an off-Broadway musical with a cast of two and a pianist/accompanist sounds pretty small-scale, but Thrill Me is a highly accomplished piece and Guy Retallack’s production for Climar Productions is as polished as it is powerful. The Leopold ...

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The West End Men in Concert – Vaudeville Theatre, London

Director and choreographer: Mitch Sebastian Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:3.5] Suits, songs, live music, a choir and banter; what more could you need from four amazingly talented and engaging stalwarts of musical theatre? These elements were blended elegantly together to create ‘The West End Men in Concert’. Made up of Lee Mead, Matt Willis, David Thaxton and Glen Carter this was ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Jonathan Kiley and Michael Vivian with additional material from Julian Clary and David McGillivray Director/ Producer: Jonathan Kiley Reviewer: Sarah Forrester [Rating:5] Is this probably the best Pantomime this season? Oh Yes it Is! The Mayflower, Southampton consistently puts on an excellent Christmas show – however, this year’s festive offering of Jack and the Beanstalk excels all expectations – ...

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The West End Men in Concert – Glive, Guildford

Director - Mitch Sebastian Reviewer - Joanna Forest [rating:5] Take three hugely talented, charismatic and handsome singers, who have all wowed audiences of the West End, bring them together in concert to sing a range of favourite show songs, and you have a glorious evening’s entertainment, otherwise known as ‘The West End Men in Concert’. Theatre impresario Jason Haigh-Ellery, (who ...

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