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The World Goes Round – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Composer: John Kander Lyricist: Fred Ebb Director: Lotte Wakeham Musical Director: Neil MacDonald Reviewer: Ron Simpson Mark Fisher’s programme note does this show somewhat of a disservice. He writes, “They did it with Singin’ in the Rain....And they did it with And the World Goes Round...” To be fair to Fisher, his specific point of comparison is that both recycle ...

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The Buskers Opera – Park Theatre, London

Writer/ Composer: Dougal Irvine Choreographer: Lucie Pankhurst Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Daniel Perks   On a day when Londoners were out in force to vote in the latest set of Mayoral elections, The Buskers Opera presented anti-capitalist verses to the world on what can only be assumed as a deliberate choice of date. The latest creation of composer/ lyricist/ writer ...

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NEWS: Wildhorn’s Wonderland to receive European Premiere with a UK and Ireland Tour

Wonderland UK Tour Art Work

By John Roberts Frank Wildhorn’s musical adaptation of Lewis Carrol’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass will receive a European Premiere with a UK and Ireland Tour. Wonderland will start its magical Journey at the Edinburgh Playhouse from Friday, 20January 2017. The musical (which should not be confused with the recent Wonder.Land as part of the Manchester ...

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Upper Cut – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Juliet Gilkes Romero Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Stephen Bates   “I have to be a politician, who ‘happens’ to be black. Not a black man who ‘happens’ to be a politician” explains Michael, one of the key protagonists in Juliet Gilkes Romero’s new play. He is deputy leader of the Labour party and speaking to his long-time lover, Karen ...

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Lizzie Siddal – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Jeremy Green Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:4] Elizabeth Siddal is arguably the most famous face of pre-Raphaelite painting. Well-recognised as Rossetti’s first muse and the subject of thousands of his portraits, she was immortalised in one of the most significant paintings of the period, posing as the drowned Ophelia in Millais’ painting of the same name. Jeremy ...

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Borges and I – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Dramaturg: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Sam Shelton [rating:4.5] Borges and I is an extraordinary piece from Idle Motion Theatre Company that threads physical fantasy with literature. Inanimate objects like coats, books and even shelves come alive to form tigers, aeroplanes, birds, bridges, and so on. With a team of artistic advisers and a talented lighting designer (Greg Cebula) this show has ...

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