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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer &lyrics: Tom MacRae Music:  Dan Gillespie Sells Director: Jonathan Butterell Choreographer: Kate Prince Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a new British musical that delivers both pathos and humour in equal measure. The story is based on a 2011 BBC documentary about 16-year-old Jamie Campbell who wants to be a drag queen. Jamie and his mother allowed ...

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Footloose – the Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Director: Racky Plews Stage Adaptation: Dean Pritchard and Walter Bobbie Reviewer:Maggie Constable Pretty much everyone will have heard Footloose or knows the classic musical movie of the 80s and, if not, there are the famous toe-tapping songs such as Holding Out For A Her and Let’s Hear It For The Boy. Milton Keynes Theatre this week hosts the stage adaptation ...

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Footloose: The Musical – Bristol Hippodrome

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Director: Racky Plews Stage Adapation: Dean Pritchard and Walter Bobbie Choreographer: Matthew Cole Musical Director: David Keech Reviewer:Laura Hesketh A Hollywood hit and cultural sensation, Footloose grossed US$80 million, knocked Michael Jackson’s albumThriller off of the number one spot, and collected Oscar and Golden Globe nominations in the process. Now Dean Pritchard and Walter Bobbie’s extravaganza Footloose: The Musical returns ...

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Footloose: The Musical – Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Matthew Cole Musical Director: David Keech Reviewer: Mark Clegg Before becoming the UK’s leading mobile phone salesman, Kevin Bacon danced his way to stardom in the 1984 movie Footloose as Ren McCormack, a big-city kid who moves to a small town that has a ban on dancing. As the movie is fondly remembered, it inevitably got ...

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Footloose: The Musical – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

The cast of Footloose

Book: Dean Pitchford, adapted by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie Music: Tom Snow Lyrics: Dean Pitchford Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: James Garrington Not so long ago – not even 40 years in fact – there was a town in America where it was illegal to dance in public. Until, that is, a group of high school kids fought to get ...

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Footloose – Cardiff New Theatre

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Writer: Dean Pitchford Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Matthew Cole Reviewer: Beth Steer Fast on the heels of the 1980s film sensation, Footloose has long been a firm musical favourite, known for its sizzling combination of teenage rebellion and romance, and Racky Plews’ remastering does not disappoint. Set in Bomont, a small town in middle America with an equally small mind, ...

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Footloose – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Writers: Dean Pitchford &Walter Bobbie Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Matthew Cole Reviewer: Dominic Corr A town that has banned dancing, the rebellious daughter of an overbearing minister, one of the Nolan sisters and a denim-clad Gareth Gates; do you need any more in a musical? Set inAmerica’s Bible Belt, some salacious teenagers are desperate for fun in Dean Pitchford and ...

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Footloose – The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Stage Adaptation: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Matthew Cole Reviewer: Dan English   There’s a sizzling musical at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre as Footloose makes a stop on it’s new UK Tour. Based on the 1980s cult film, the Racky Plews-directed musical sees city boy Ren McCormack (Luke Baker) struggle to fit into life in Bomont, a ...

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