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The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Jonathan Maitland Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Stephen Bates Popping into a nearby bookmaker’s shop on the way to the opening night of Jonathan Maitland’s new play, a quick check of the odds reveals that Boris Johnson is the current favourite to fill the impending vacancy for the job of the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister. This news adds urgency to ...

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Jess and Joe Forever – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Zoe Cooper Director: Lotte Wakeham Designer: Frankie Bradshaw Lighting: Tigger Johnson Composer and Sound: Andy Graham Reviewer: Ron Simpson It’s not really surprising that Zoe Cooper’s play earned her the reward of Most Promising Playwright in the Off-West End Awards a year or two ago. It appears slight – and is so in terms of length, cast size and ...

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Di and Viv and Rose – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Di Viv Rose - SJT, Scarborough

Writer: Amelia Bullmore Director: Lotte Wakeham Designer: Frankie Bradshaw Lighting: Jason Taylor Sound: Paul Stear Reviewer: Ron Simpson Di and Viv and Rose is what it says – it’s about Di and Viv and Rose. They are the only three characters: Amelia Bullmore cleverly makes us know others without actually seeing them. Rose's irritatingly generous stepfather or one of her ...

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Wonderland – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys In Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy’s Wonderland, their take on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice is now a 40-year-old divorcée. After a particularly bad day: lost her job, car stolen, ex-husband about to get re-married (you get the picture), the White ...

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Wonderland – Liverpool Empire

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Matt Forrest  Wonderland sees the characters from the Lewis Carroll tales of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass given a modern day make over with a political message to boot. Alice (Kerry Ellis) is now a 40-year-old single mum with all manner ...

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Wonderland – Bristol Hippodrome

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd & Jack Murphy Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Chris Oldham With stage adaptations of fairy tales featuring heavily in the landscape of musical theatre, it's perhaps surprising that a show based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has, for the most part, yet to make an impact. Director Lotte Wakeham, and musician ...

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Wonderland – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy (from the works of Lewis Caroll) Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: James Garrington If you come to see Wonderland hoping for something profound with well-rounded characters, you are in the wrong place. There is a moral, a lesson to take away – but more than anything it’s a lot ...

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Wonderland – Edinburgh Playhouse

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd (from the works of Lewis Caroll) Music: Frank Wildhorn Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Dominic Corr It isn’t often that Scotland is privy to the grand European première of a musical. Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland is doing just this, arriving into the Edinburgh Playhouse prior to touring the UK. Plummeting down the rabbit hole, or rather the elevator shaft of ...

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