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Blood Brothers – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomson Reviewer: Dan English It is an emotional tour de force at the Orchard Theatre as Blood Brothers reaches Dartford as part of its current UK tour. Caught up among the class struggles of 1960s Liverpool, Mrs Johnstone finds herself caught in an impossible situation, carrying twins with little money or security ...

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Blood Brothers – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book, Music and Lyrics: Willy Russell Directors: Bob Thomson and Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Hannah Powell With our current political climate becoming heated by Brexit and an ever-growing divide between those at the top and those living on the bread line, now seems the perfect time to revive such a play that displays what those in desperate need can be forced ...

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Blood Brothers – Liverpool Empire

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Bob Thomson & Bill Kenwright Reviwer: Alisha McCracken Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers tells the tale of twins separated at birth with strong themes of class and superstition. The superstitious Mrs. Johnson (Lyn Paul) is a single mother to seven children with another on the way, however, she struggles to afford to feed the children she already has. ...

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Cabaret – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Joe Masteroff Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:4] Cabaret first began life on Broadway in back in 1966; after several successful London and Broadway revivals, and many changes to the production along the way it returns again as a touring production. Set in early 1930’s Berlin, at the height of ...

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Cabaret – New Theatre, Oxford

Book: Joe Masteroff Composer: John Kander Lyricist: Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Tom Finch [RATING:4.5] Cabaret is arguably one of the definitive 20th century musicals so it is wonderful to see it being revived in a major new production touring the country. Cabaret takes place in and around the fictional Kit Kat Club in early 1930s Berlin. It is ...

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Cabaret – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writers: John Kander &Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris Musical Director: James McCullagh Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:5] A packed house gave a standing ovation to the opening night of this legendary hit musical. The story, set in Berlin in 1930-1931 and centred around the cabaret scene is well known to lovers of musicals from the iconic Hollywood film. The stage production, ...

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Cabaret – The Opera House, Manchester

Book: Joe Masteroff Lyrics: Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Ruth Lovett [Rating: 4.5] This Rufus Norris revival of Cabaret really hits the spot. Telling the tale of 1930’s Berlin and its seedier side against a backdrop of the Nazi rise to power; we meet Sally Bowels (Siobhan Dillon) who is a performer at the Kit Kat club and her ...

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