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West End Eurovision – Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Director: Gareth Hulance Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It has been four years since representatives from various West End musicals last got together to fundraise for HIV charity TheatreMAD with West End Eurovision. The idea is fairly straightforward: cast members from each show take a previous Eurovision finalist’s song and put their own spin on it. A trio of celebrity judges comment ...

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Lulu – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lauren Maughan To celebrate 50 years in the music business Lulu is back on tour – and it’s certainly a show to shout about. From the offset, you know you’re in for a night of entertainment. The show opener, a cover of Republica’s hit from the 90s Ready to Go, is a pleasing start to the evening. Accompanied by ...

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Ruby Turner – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly There's no mistaking the unique vocal style of Ruby Turner. The soul and R&B singer raised the roof of the Quay’s Theatre when she visited The Lowry as part of her UK tour. Regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced, Ruby Turner is a Jamaican soul, gospel and R&B singer-songwriter. Best ...

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The Picture of Doreen Gray – Coliseum Theatre, Oldham

Writers: Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding Director: Gwenda Hughes Reviewer: Donna Kelly Lip Service’s hilarious new comedy The Picture of Doreen Gray opened to a rapturous reception at Oldham Coliseum Theatre as the production made its world premiere before going on tour. Written by satirical duo Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, The Picture of Doreen Gray tells the story of ...

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CD REVIEW: Shona White – I’ll Bring You A Song

Reviewer Jonathan Baz [Rating:4] Released in 2011 Shona White’s album I’ll Bring You A Song is mainly a compilation of show tunes, some well known, some less recognisable but the common theme is a pleasing treatment of each number, combined with a commitment to solid production values from this evidently talented trouper. White opens with the over-familiar 'Take That Look ...

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Welsh National Opera: Lulu – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Alan Berg Librettist: Frank Wedekind Director: David Poutney Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating:3.5] Lulu, an opera in three acts, is part of the Welsh National Opera’s Free Spirits season. Written by Alan Berg, with Act Three realised by Eberhard Kloke, the story focuses on the untameable force that is Lulu. Saved at an early age from a life of prostitution, ...

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Welsh National Opera: Lulu – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music &Libretto: Alban Berg Director: David Pountney Reviewer: Chris Williams [Rating:4.5] David Pountney hasn’t been long in the job as Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the WNO but he is already making his mark, not least with directing this production of Alban Berg’s Lulu – an opera that WNO call “total theatre.” Berg’s second, and last opera was left ...

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