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Guys and Dolls – The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Fiona Hannon Guys and Dolls is a glittering example of the golden age of American Musicals, twinkling and sparkling from the opening bars. Set in the heart of Broadway, Sister Sarah Brown of the Salvation Army tries (without any success) to save the souls of ...

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Guys and Dolls – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book: Jo Swerling &Abe Burrows Music &Lyrics: Frank Loesser Choreography: Carlos Acosta &Andrew Wright Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys So successful is Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2014 production of Guys and Dolls, that not only has it made the transfer to the West End but has also spawned a comprehensive national tour. Sad to say, however, it appears to have ...

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Guys and Dolls – Liverpool Empire Theatre

Music &Lyrics: Frank Loesser Book: Abe Burrows &Jo Swerling Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Charlie Senate     The Olivier Award nominated West End revival of Loesser and Burrows’ much-loved Guys and Dolls has opened the second leg of its UK tour at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre with a new cast, and it sure seems like the entire city just rolled sevens. ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Secrets of Stage Success

Authors: Louise Dearman &Mark Evans Publisher: Nick Hern Books Reviewer: John Roberts   Musical Theatre performers Louise Dearman and Mark Evans’ book Secrets of Stage Success is aimed at “anyone who’s seen a show and thought: “That could be me…’ While this might have been the original aim, the way the book is written and presented, one perhaps would change ...

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Gershwin in Hollywood – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: John Wilson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Ever since he burst into the public’s consciousness at the 2009 Proms, the name of John Wilson has been synonymous with the romance and spectacle of the golden age of Hollywood movie musicals. Through painstaking research, he has reconstructed the orchestrations of such Hollywood luminaries as Conrad Salinger of MGM, often with little to ...

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The Songbook of Judy Garland – New Theatre, Cardiff

Creative Director: Arlene Phillips Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Songs that were made famous by the legendary Judy Garland need no introduction. Brought back to life 46 years after the star’s death by her daughter Lorna Luft, they still enchant, although it has to be said that much of the enchantment of this piece of musical theatre – and I use the ...

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Judy: The Songbook of Judy Garland – Liverpool Empire

Creative Director: Arlene Phillips Director: Christopher Manoe, Choreographer: Richard Roe/ Douglas Mills Reviewer: Taylor Simmons, One had high hopes for this new production celebrating Judy’s life and music. With Arlene Phillips at the helm and a host of stars headlining the production, including West-End veterans Louise Dearman and Rachel Stanley, X-Factor’s Ray Quinn and indeed Lorna Luft herself, this production ...

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Judy: The Songbook of Judy Garland – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Director: Christopher Manoe Creative Director: Arlene Phillips Choreographer: Richard Roe/Douglas Mills Musical Director: Colin Freeman Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An artist who means so much to so many: both tragic victim of the studio star system and ultimate Hollywood legend, the ever-enduring appeal of Judy Garland is enough to ensure a full house wherever her name appears. Judy – The Songbook ...

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