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Guys & Dolls – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Jamie Parker as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls

Writers: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: James Garrington When a show elicits an audible gasp of admiration from the audience just 30 seconds in, you know that it’s going to be something special. From that moment on, Guys and Dolls doesn’t disappoint. The Chichester Festival Theatre has produced some outstanding shows ...

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Rudy’s Rare Records – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Danny Robins Director: Paulette Randall Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Rudy’s Rare Records is an institution in Handsworth. Harking back to a bygone age, it is full of vinyl records. It is also in a prime spot for redevelopment. But in these days of instant music downloads, is there a place for such a shop? As Rudy says, you can’t download ...

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Egusi Soup – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Janice Okoh Director: Paul Bourne Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Egusi Soup is a thick, rich, spicy and nourishing soup from western Africa, especially popular in Nigeria. Its preparation is an important skill and passed down within the family. And it is a well-chosen metaphor for the situation that the Anyia family find themselves in. It is a year since the ...

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I Was A Rat! – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Director: Teresa Ludovico Choreographer: Yann Seabra Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating: 4.5] Bob and Joan answer their door one cold, rainy evening to a boy, a boy who claims he was once a rat! Just in time to get the half term holidays off to a magical start, City Varieties invites its audiences to sit back and follow Roger, the boy ...

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I was a Rat! – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Philip Pullman Director: Teresa Ludovico English Adaptation: David Watson Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4] The recipe for success appears to be to take as many fairytales you read as a child, mix them up with a sub plot of bullying and you come up with Philip Pullman’s I was a Rat! The story is of a young lad, Fox Jackson-Keen, ...

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I Was a Rat! – Nottingham Playhouse

Adapted and directed by Teresa Ludovico Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating:5] The adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s much loved book I Was a Rat! made its debut in the UK at the Birmingham Rep, adapted for the stage by Teresa Ludovico, who is artistic director of Teatro Kismet in Bari, Southern Italy. With the company well known for its physically and visually ...

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I Was A Rat – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Philip Pullman Adaptor: Teresa Ludovico English Version: David Watson Director: Teresa Ludovico Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4]   Once upon a time. Behind every fairytale there is often another tale just waiting to be told. For every leading character there’s a multitude of supporting characters who get a couple of minutes in the limelight before fading back into obscurity. Take ...

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