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Fame The Musical – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Jose Ferdinandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director / Choreographer: Nick Winston Musical Supervisor: Mark Crossland Reviewer: Janet Jepson Welcome to the New York City High School for Performing Arts, inhabited by talented students known as the kids from Fame. There are no promises that life here will be easy after all the iconic quote goes, “You want ...

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Knights of the Rose – Arts Theatre, London

Creator: Jennifer Marsden Director and choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Stephen Bates Perhaps it is inevitable that Game of Thrones: The Musical, will hit our stages one day, but, in the meantime, we have to make do with this fusion of classic rock anthems and a tale of heroism, bloodletting and tepid romance, set in a medieval kingdom where knights brandish ...

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Miracle on 34th Street – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

The cast of Miracle on 34th Street

Book: Meredith Willson Music &Lyrics: Meredith Willson Director: Max Reynolds Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Hoping that this was the start of it beginning to look a lot like Christmas, expectations were high for the latest touring production of Miracle on 34th Street. However, instead of opening the festive season by warming the cockles of your heart, this below par, lacklustre production ...

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Carrie – Southwark Playhouse, London

Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Composer: Michael Gore Lyricist: Dean Pitchford Musical Director: Mark Crossland Reviewer: Scott Stait Premièring in 1988 for a four week run in Stratford upon Avon before transferring to Broadway,Carrieis well known in the theatrical world as one of the most expensive quick flops in Broadway history (costing more than $7 million to transfer.) Paul Taylor-Mills ...

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Dance ‘Til Dawn – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Maggie Constable Returning due to ever-popular demand, following recent sell-out success, BBC’sStrictly Come Dancingfaves and previous World Champions,Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone,tango into Milton Keynes Theatre withDance ‘Til Dawn. This is an incredible dance extravaganza inspired by 1940s Golden Age of Hollywood, which combines all the much-loved Big Band hits, dance, romance and, yes, plenty of ...

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Dance ‘Till Dawn – Liverpool Empire

Book: Ed Curtis Director/Choregraphy: Karen Bruce Choreography: Vincent Simone &Flavia Cacace Reviewer: John Roberts Following on from the critical success of their first theatrical production Midnight Tango, Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace reunite with West End director Karen Bruce to bring their latest show to the stage and it’s a glamorous affair. Dance ‘Till Dawn celebrates ...

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Dance ‘Til Dawn – Manchester Opera House

Writer: Ed Curtis Director: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Paul Downham Dance ‘Til Dawn was first unveiled to the world on last year’s Royal Variety Performance where one half of the starring couple danced to ‘Feelin’ Good’. Now on a UK Tour Flavia Cacace is joined by Vincent Simone fresh from his exploits on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. ...

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Sleeping Beauty – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writer: Eric Potts Director: David Siebert Reviewer: Pete Benson The theatre is full of excited cubs and brownies waving sparkling wands. The lights dim, the band strike up rock stadium loud, cubs and brownies scream and cheer and Sleeping Beauty the panto is under way with the most excellent Andy Collins as Chester the Jester here to guide us through ...

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