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Little Shop of Horrors – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Sam Lupton as Seymour and Stephanie Clift as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics: Howard Ashman Music: Alan Menken Director: Tara Louis Wilkinson Choreographer: Matthew Cole Reviewer: Janet Jepson In the 1930’s cinemas began showing two films at each session in a bid to hang onto audiences reduced by the Depression, and demand grew for cheap, quickly turned out films to support the main features. Thus the B-movie was born, becoming ...

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Halfway To Paradise: The Billy Fury Story – Crewe Lyceum

Reviewer: Carol Lovatt Halfway To Paradise is billed as "The Billy Fury Story" and it is by far the definitive show for fans of the legendary singer who was for several decades, the British answer to Elvis.  It is a production that celebrates the musical legacy of a man who was hugely talented as a singer but, at the same ...

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Joan Collins Unscripted – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Director: Peter Taylor Reviewer: Carol Lovatt Joan Collins knows how to pack a theatre. The iconic octogenarian and timeless beauty is currently on a sell-out tour of the UK and as one would expect, fans are queuing up to see her. Unscripted, the title of her latest tour, is an opportunity to get up close and personal with a Hollywood ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Richard O'Brien Music and Lyrics: Richard O'Brian and Richard Hartley Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Give yourself over, to absolute pleasure! The Rocky Horror Show. Now well into its forties and showing no signs of slowing down for a second. By now, there can't be anything new to say about this cult classic rock and roll monster, but ...

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Thon Man Molière – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Liz Lochhead Director: Tony Cownie Reviewer: Dominic Corr Molière, for some, has a more solid place in the hearts and minds of Scottish playwrights than that of the Bard or Burns themselves. It would certainly seem the case for Liz Lochhead who returns to the Lyceum during its 50th anniversary to deliver what is a love letter, not simply ...

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I Am Thomas – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Told by an Idiot Music: Iain Johnstone Lyrics: Simon Armitage Director: Paul Hunter Reviewer: Gareth Davies A little bit of local history is brought to life at the Lyceum as the life of Thomas Aikenhead, the last person to be executed in the UK for blasphemy, is given a vivid, musical-comedy treatment. Described as a brutal comedy with songs, ...

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Northern Ballet: Swan Lake – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Image Emma Kauldhar

Artistic Director / Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Beverley Haigh The past few years have seen Northern Ballet developing their body of work, David Nixon OBE heralding brand new ballets and providing innovative additions to their ever growing portfolio of work. Continuing the success of last year’s 1984, Northern Ballet adds Jane Eyre to their current ...

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OPINION: Regional theatre IS worthy of critical attention

Theatr Clwyd at Night

By John Roberts This weekThe Stage’schief theatre critic ventured outside of the London boundaries and stepped into the borders of North Wales – only because, by his own admission, he was in the “region” giving a talk at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. Upon seeing Theatre Clwyd’s production ofCat on a Hot Tin Roof– he wentonto Twitterto announce that ...

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