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NEWS: Full Casting Announced For Memphis

Full casting has today been announced for the much anticipated West End production of Broadway musical Memphis. The winner of four Tony Awards, Memphis previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 9 October ahead of opening night on 23 October. As already announced, the cast will be led by Beverley Knight but joining Knight in leading rôles will be Killian Donnelly, ...

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The Lion King – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] When Disney’s film The Lion King was released in 1994, it was the first full length animated film they had produced that was a totally original story, although it doffs its cap to the biblical stories of Moses and Joseph and ...

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The Lion King – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music/Lyrics: Elton John &Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers &Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [Rating: 5] The Lion King first came to the public’s attention in 1994 as Disney’s 32nd full length animated feature and brought with it a return to form for the House of Mouse. Following the unprecedented success of Beauty and the Beast being turned ...

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