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Promises, Promises – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Neil Simon Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David Director: Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: Heather Deacon The ’60s were a lot of fun, what with the sexual revolution and relatively cheap rent in NYC ($86.50 a month, say what?) and nothing has really changed, executive types still play away with their naive secretaries and love still inevitably sucks. This revival of ...

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CD REVIEW: Paradise Lost Studio Cast Recording

Book &Lyrics: Jonathan Wakeham Music &Story: Lee Ormsby Reviewer: Donna Kelly The cast of Paradise Lost have taken the bold and ambitious move to launch their new musical as an album. Inspired by classic shows likeEvita, Chess and Les Miserables, all of which were first launched as albums, writers Lee Ormsby and Jonathan Wakeham are hoping to find an audience ...

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The Lion King – Sunderland Empire

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers &Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Mark Clegg When Disney formed their theatrical division in 1993 and set their sights on the Great White Way, critics sneered and began to sharpen their claws. But when Beauty and the Beast opened the following year, the House of Mouse proved very quickly that ...

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The Lion King – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music/Lyrics: Elton John, Tim Rice, Lebo M, Mark Mancina Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer : Iris Beaumont Roaring into its 15th year in the West End and currently on it’s first ever UK tour The Lion King takes pride and place for a eight week run at the Liverpool Empire. Having lost none of its ...

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