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Cinderella – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Gok Wan and cast

Director and Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Karen Bussell It’s all razzle-dazzle and glitter inPlymouthas the Fairy ‘Gokmother’ styles Cinderella for the ball. Headliner Gok Wan struts his stuff in skin-tight lycra and sequins dynamically directing operations as downtrodden Cinders finds her Prince Charming. Gok’s TV presence is much referenced and we now know why he hasn’t been offered a singing ...

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The Commitments – Palace Theatre, London

Book: Roddy Doyle Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Joanna Trainor Toe-tapping, hand-clapping joy. The Commitmentsmusical might not be exactly like the film, but it’s certainly still got as much soul as you’d expect and will leave you singing and dancing well into the night. Soutra Gilmour’s Dublin council estate set is exceptional. Laundrettes, garages, homes, community centres; it twists, turns, moves ...

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The Commitments – Palace Theatre, London

Writer: Roddy Doyle Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Andy Moseley [Rating:3] Trying to make a play out of a book that has already been an iconic film is a tricky thing. You have to decide whether you want it to be a stage version of the movie, a stage version of the book, or a stand-alone product, independent of its source ...

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