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The Scarecrow’s Wedding – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Writers: Scamp Theatre  – Based on the book by Julia Donaldson &Axel Scheffler Composer and Lyricist: Darren Clark Director: Eva Sampson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Scamp Theatre has acquired a reputation for adapting the children’s books by Julia Donaldson, their production of Stick Man playing at the Leicester Square Theatre for five Christmas seasons. Their latest show, The Scarecrow’s Wedding, is a welcome ...

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The Sword In The Stone – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

The cast of Sword In The Stone at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer and Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Glen Pearce   After cycling through its catalogue of seven stories twice, for its 15th Rock ‘n‘ Roll panto, The New Wolsey treads new ground with The Sword In The Stone, though its unlikely Arthurian scholars have ever referred to the ‘once and future King’ who will unite the kingdom ...

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Steel Magnolias – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Robert Harling Director: Liz Marsh Reviewer: Michael Gray Robert Harling’s classic tragicomedy, set in a Southern beauty shop, is cleverly constructed for maximum effect. Joy and despair, tears and laughter, with the one-liners, ripostes and put-downs equitably shared among the six ladies. The Queen’s do it proud. There’s “pink plonk” for the interval, or an exclusive Pink Magnolia cocktail, ...

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Roll Over Beethoven – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

  Writer: Bob Eaton Director: Matt Devitt Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Michael Gray Can’t get to see Sherlock’s Sweet Prince? Here’s Hornchurch’s home-grown Johnny Hamlet in a real-deal rock-and-roll re-working of Shakespeare. And while Cumberbatch has only Nat King Cole on his phonograph, the Queen’s offers a whole jukebox full of familiar sounds from the 50s, raucously filling the ...

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Beauty And The Beast – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Peter Rowe Director:Rob Salmon Musical Director: Ben Goddard Choreographer: Scarlett Douglas Reviewer: Michael Gray   Peter Rowe’s latest Rock’n’Roll panto,directed by Rob Salmon,takes the Beauty and the Beast fairytale,with itsgenerous slug of Cinderella, and serves with generous measures of great music – all performed by ten phenomenally talented actor-musicians. That’s the Wolsey tradition, as are live sound effects from ...

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