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The Pirates of Penzance – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Book and Lyrics: W.S. Gilbert Composer: Arthur Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Is there anything more British than Gilbert and Sullivan? At a time when our country is facing one of the biggest political divides of the modern era, it’s comforting to know that somewhere, deep down, we are still the same group of slightly eccentric buffoons that ...

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HMS Pinafore – The Lowry, Salford

Libretto: W.S. Gilbert Music: Arthur Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Choreographer: Lizzi Gee Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan are known for being witty, with gorgeous tunes, social satire and tongue-twisting lyrics. No one would ever say that they were authentic. Really, therefore, the concept of an all-maleproduction of HMS Pinafore should not be controversial and that ...

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HMS Pinafore – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: W S Gilbert Composer: Arthur Sullivan Director:Sasha Regan Reviewer: Claire Hayes Sasha Regan’s all-male take on Gilbert &Sullivan’s Victorian classic H.M.S. Pinafore was originally staged at Southwark’s Union Theatre over two years ago, but feels just as pin-sharp in this 2016 tour as when it first set sail. Based below decks in a Second World War battleship, sailors lounge ...

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Cinderella – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Alex Ramon   “PANTO’S ALIVE!!!” bellows the inimitable Brian Blessed as the audience takes its seats at this year’s New Wimbledon Theatre pantomime. And with a packed, enthusiastic crowd at this theatre and many (many) pantos on offer elsewhere, it certainly seems like this most curious yet most beloved of British theatrical traditions ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Book: Herbert and Dorothy Fields, and Peter Stone Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin. Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Pete Benson The original 1946 production of Annie Get Your Gun was created by some of the most iconic names from the American musical genre with songs by Irving Berlin, a book by Dorothy and Frank Fields and produced by Rodgers and Hammerstein. ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Book: Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields and Peter Stone Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Annie Get Your Gun is a fast-moving love story, full of romance, youthful joy, hurt pride, compromise and reconciliation. Along the way, it includes loads of well-loved songs most notably, ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’, ‘Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly’, and ‘I’ve ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – New Oxford Theatre

Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Original Book: Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields New Book and Additional Material: Peter Stone Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Sixty eight years after its first appearance on Broadway, the rootin’ tootin’ story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler is touring the UK with an all guns blazing cast led by West End performer Emma ...

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