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Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical – The Alexandra, Birmingham

Book: James Lapine Music and Lyrics: William Finn Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Hoover family is one dysfunctional family. As the programme notes suggest, while the characters may seem to have little in common they are glued together by that single familial bond.  Olive Hoover is the youngest family member. She’s bullied at school and harbours dreams of ...

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Little Miss Sunshine – The Lowry, Salford

Book/Lyrics: James Lapine Music/Lyrics: William Finn Writer: Michael Arndt Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer: Jo Beggs Nobody expected the quirky US 2006 road movie to be the massive success it turned out to be. A struggle to get made, a small budget, and with a location shifted from one end of the country to the other, it could so easily have ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Octagon Theatre at Albert Halls, Bolton

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Ben Occhipinti Reviewer: May Mellstrom During this period of redevelopment to the main Octagon Theatre building the shows must go on elsewhere; this time it is the turn of the beautiful Albert Halls to play host to a revival of Farnworth born playwright Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.  The popular play was ...

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NEWS: Daniel and Laura Curtis announce Elgar Room concert

Musical Theatre composers Daniel and Laura Curtis have announced a concert of their work to be performed at the prestigious Elgar Room in Kensington's Royal Albert Hall. The one night only intimate concert will take place on October 14th and features an array of West End performers including Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward, Jesus Christ Superstar), Sabrina Aloueche (Les Miserables, We ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Writer: Andrew Ryan Director: Scott Ritchie Reviewer: Helen Patrick [Rating:2.5] Jack and the Beanstalk has all the elements needed to make for a good pantomime; up to date pop references, man in drag, local/TV celebrities, a good wholesome fairytale, song sheet, a messy scene (sort of), a ghost bench, and with all that the show should be a sterling success, ...

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9 To 5 – The Bristol Hippodrome

Music &Lyrics: Dolly Parton Writer: Patricia Resnick Director &Choreographer: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Michelle Grady [rating:3.5] Setting a fluffy musical in a grey, uninspiring office may not seem an obvious choice, but that's exactly what writers Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins did back in 1980, resulting in a hit film with music, lyrics and a starring rôle by much-loved country songstress ...

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