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Forever Plaid – St James’ Theatre, London

  Writer: Stuart Ross Director: Grant Murphy Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The 50s and 60s are seen as a time of considerable cultural change in Britain and America with the emergence of ‘the teenager’ and all it entailed from rock n’ roll music to leather jackets and quiffs. But underneath of all this, a more family-friendly type of music continued ...

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Hairspray – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book: Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Director: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating:4.5]   Based on John Waters 1988 cult film Hairspray takes its audience back to 1962, a time when having a big personality and big hair to match could put you at the top of the social ladder. The story centers on ...

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Hairspray – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book: Mark O’Donnell &Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman &Marc Shaiman Choreograpy: Jerry Mitchell Directed by: Jack O’Brien Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:5] It's a cynical and depressing old world we live in: economic crisis, famine and conflict abounds, so what we really need to lift us from the gloom is to be transported, for a few short hours, ...

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Hairspray – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Mark O’Donnell &Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Haiman Lyrics: Scott Wittman Director: Jack O’Brien Reviewer: Lucia Cox [Rating:5] John Water’s 1988 film, Hairspray was only a moderate success upon its release but became a cult classic on home video during the ‘90’s. The original film, starring Ricki Lake, Debbie Harry and Divine, was Water’s reaction to real life events he’d ...

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Avenue Q – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Music and Lyrics : Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx Director : Jason Moore Puppets conceived and designed : Rick Lyon Choreographer : Ken Roberson Reviewer : Maureen Hylands [rating:4 ]   Politically Incorrect. Wicked Humour. Relationship Disasters. Wage Packets. Confusion. Sex ….Yet Avenue Q is only ten years old. All this enfolding the profane arrogance of New York youngsters trying to ...

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Avenue Q – The Liverpool Empire

Book: Jeff Whitty Music &Lyrics: Robert Lopez &Jeff Marx Director: Jason Moore Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace [rating:4] It’s hard to believe that Avenue Q is 10 years old, having been first performed in New York in 2002. Since then this little show with an enormous heart has gone on to conquer the world with successful productions on Broadway, in the West ...

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