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Picnic at Hanging Rock – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

cast of picnic at hanging rock royal lyceum edinburgh

Writer: Tom Wright Director: Matthew Lutton Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs On a summer’s day in 1900, three schoolgirls and their teacher disappear on a visit to Hanging Rock, a place in the Australian wilderness filled with spirits and ghosts from before the settlers arrived. Years later, five schoolgirls try to solve the mystery, but the line between recreating the myth and becoming ...

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Aladdin – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Writer: Jonathan Kiley and Alan McHugh Director: David Fleeshman Reviewer: John Roberts After the stunning success of last year's pantomime, Cinderella, the Lyceum Theatre was always going to struggle to find a production to match or even better its brilliant blend of storytelling and sensational cast. Being truly honest, this year's offering of Aladdin, while very enjoyable, lacks the punch and energy ...

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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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