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INTERVIEW: Ruthie Henshall on Chicago, Mama Morton and taking life as it comes

An unquestionable legend in the world of musical theatre, Ruthie Henshall has astounded audiences in London’s West End and on Broadway, served as a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice and is an Olivier award winner and five-time nominee. Just before she stepped on stage in London’s Phoenix Theatre as Mama Morton in Chicago, she spoke to The Reviews Hub’s Fraser ...

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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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The Barricade Boys – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Reviewer: Scott Matthewman As selection criteria for picking members of a musical theatre four-piece go, having once been in Les Misérables is one of the least restrictive, thanks to the musical’s longevity, cast size, and various touring company and concert productions. However, it has given performer-producers Scott Garnham and Simon Schofield a strong brand with which to tour. After a Christmas residency ...

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CD REVIEW: Richard Woodford – Because of You

Album cover to Richard Woodford's debut album, Because of You

Reviewer: Holly Spanner With two decades of experience in the musical theatre industry, this debut album from Richard Woodford has been long awaited. During his career, to date, he has been involved in 11 major productions and is now somewhat spoilt for choice when it comes to material. It includes a selection of tracks from shows he has performed in, ...

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Jest End, Waterloo East Theatre, London

Jodie Jacobs in Jest End

Writer: Garry Lake Director:James Doughty Reviewer: Tom Finch Since 2008 Jest End has been lovingly sending up the London musical theatre scene and now it's back and looking great. The show is essentially a sketch show with a team of four actors who sing new lyrics to familiar show tunes. As with most sketch shows, it is a bit of ...

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Les Misérables (Schools Edition) – The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Book: Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Trevor Nunn &John Caird (adaptation) Music:Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics:Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer Director: Sally Lyall Musical Director: Tommie Travers Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Edinburgh's Captivate Drama bring the classic musical, Les Misérables, to The Famous Spiegeletent in the heart of St. Andrew's Square for a month long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Les Misérables, adapted from ...

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Opera Boys – The Civic, Rotherham

Arranged by Contempo Productions Ltd Reviewer: Janet Jepson The clue is in the name; the Opera Boys do opera – but as we soon find out, not always as we know it. From the moment these guys walk onto the stage and open their mouths, it is obvious that this will be a special evening, and their talent and training ...

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