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Cinderella – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer and Director: Iain Lauchlan Reviewer: Niki Craft Among looks of disgust at tinsel-adorned trees and cries of ‘it's November’ at Mariah Carey echoing out from retail outlets everywhere, crowds are flocking to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre this evening for their official kick-off of this season's pantomime. Having worked their way, both very successfully and less so, through an array of ...

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City of Champions – Theatre Workshop, London

Writer and director: Steve Brown Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Hollywood studios are usually keen to point out that no animals are harmed during the shooting of their films, but harming children could be another matter. Steve Brown's searing drama is a reminder that, for every Jodie Foster or Christian Bale who makes the transition from child to adult stardom, there is a...well, no ...

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Norma Jeane: The Musical – LOST Theatre, London

Composers Anton Mullan, Ali Isabella, Andy Street, David Martin, Mike Daniels, Geoff Cotton, Orna Klement and Graham Noon Writer: TL Shannon Director: Christopher Swann Reviewer: Stephen Bates Opening during the week of what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birthday, this musical account of the life of the star born Norma Jeane Mortenson puts the spotlight on the troubled woman ...

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A Catered Affair – London Theatre Workshop, London

Writer: Harvey Fierstein Music and Lyrics: John Bucchino Director: Ray Rackham Reviewer: Stephen Bates Given its wafer-thin storyline, it comes as a surprise to find that Harvey Fierstein’s book for this musical is based upon a film and television play for which writing credits went to heavyweights Gore Vidal and Paddy Chayefsky. A young couple announce that they plan a ...

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ShellShock – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer: Tim Thomas (music, book and lyrics) Director: Matthew Gould Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The issue of combat "shell shock" - in a modern context, diagnosed as "combat stress reaction" or post-traumatic stress disorder - seems to be an odd subject for a musical. That's a reaction that's only compounded by Waterloo East's new production, Shell Shock. Set in 1975, the ...

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