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Doctor Faustus – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Writer: Christopher MarloweDirector: Paulette RandallReviewer: Scott Matthewman Now that Emma Rice’s electric lights have faded away like a neon fever dream at Shakespeare’s Globe, the venue’s latest production of Doctor Faustus returns to the candlelight staging within the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse that is, perhaps, far more appropriate for Marlowe’s tale of witchcraft and devilry. Amongst the heritage staging, though, director Paulette Randall ...

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The Grinning Man  – Trafalgar Studios, London

Book and Lyrics: Carl Grose Director: Tom Morris Reviewer: Richard Maguire Smiling all the way from Bristol’s Old Vic, where it received rave reviews, new British musical The Grinning Man now bares his teeth at London’s Trafalgar Studios. If only his bite was sharper. The Grinning Man, or Grinpayne as he’s known to his friends, is facially disfigured with a ...

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The Grinning Man – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Carl Grose Music: Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler Director: Tom Morris Reviewer: Claire Hayes The land of The Grinning Man is one of seeping pain and lost memories, where the old cannot forget while the young seek desperately to remember. Director Tom Morris and writer Carl Grose have taken Victor Hugo’s 19th Century novel The Man Who Laughs and ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Flowers for Mrs Harris

Daniel Evanshas today [26 February] announced casting for his final production as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres. The world première ofFlowers for Mrs HarrisbyRichard TaylorandRachel Wagstaff will include isMoyo Akandé,Anna-Jane Casey,Rebecca Caine,Luke Dale, David Durham,Louis Maskell,Mark Meadows,Laura Pitt-PulfordandNicola Sloane. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico, Flowers For Mrs Harris is the story of one woman’s dream of achieving the ...

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West Side Story – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Leornard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Chris Williams West Side Story is constantly being voted in the top – if not number one – in lists of musicals. With the Broadway dream-team of Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurent’s book based on William Shakespeare’s play, this is one musical that is still relevant ...

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West Side Story – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Choreographer: Joey McKneely (from original choreography by Jerome Robbins) Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Joan Phillips What happens when you mix young, testosterone charged youths, with guns, knives, fear, hatred, prejudice, poverty and romantically involved lovers from opposing gangs? All it takes is one tiny spark to light the tinder and the ...

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West Side Story – Milton Keynes Theatre

Choreography: Joey McKneely from original choreography by Jerome Robbins Director: Joey McKneely Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Reviewer: Maggie Constable So the phenomenon that is West Side Story, one of the most successful and best loved musicals of all time, is back at Milton Keynes theatre this week after a sell-out stay in London at Sadlers Wells no less, ...

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West Side Story – The Grand, Leeds

Creator: Jerome Robbins Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Holly Spanner Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet and billed as the ‘Number 1 Greatest Musical of All Time’ by The Times in 2013, West Side Story is currently touring the UK. The show marked lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway debut when it ...

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