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One Man, Two Guvnors – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Richard Bean Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Selwyn Knight One Man, Two Guvnors boisterously burst onto the theatre scene in 2011, playing the West End and Broadway, winning the Evening Standard’s Best Play award and a Tony for James Corden for Best Actor in a Play. Based on a 1743 Italian Commedia del’Arte play, Servant ...

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Mamma Mia – Liverpool Empire

Music and Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus Book: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd Reviewer: Steph Rowe Having already taken the West End by storm as well as wowing audiences all over the world, the international tour of Mamma Mia lands once again in the North West making it’s first stop in 2015 in Liverpool – the first time the musical ...

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NEWS: Mamma Mia! International Tour to play Liverpool in 2015

The North West really does prove that the Winner Takes It All as Liverpool says Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie!in 2015 and becomes the only city to receive theInternational Tour of Mamma Mia! in 2015. The hit Jukebox musical has recently celebrated its 15th Birthday and shows no sign of stopping. The current leg of the International Tour is finishing a summer ...

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NEWS: Alex Jennings takes on Wonka in May

Alex Jennings will play Willy Wonka in the record-breaking West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the rôle currently played by Douglas Hodge. Jennings’s first performance will be on Monday 19 May 2014 Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has quickly become one of the West End’s most popular and successful stage musicals. It has ...

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Director: Tony Cownie Reviewer: Amy Taylor A fractured family, living ghosts and themes of addiction and grief lie at the still beating heart of Eugene O’Neill’s semi-autobiographical play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Directed by Tony Cownie, this revival of a classic piece of American drama brings new life to the Lyceum’s stage for the New Year ...

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One Man Two Guvnors – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Richard Bean Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Angela Wilson [rating:5] It’s been the National Theatre’s biggest hit of recent years, with enormously successful runs in both the West End and on Broadway, and this week One Man Two Guvnors starts a second UK tour at Curve in Leicester. Writer Richard Bean has based his play on Carlo Goldoni’s 1743 comedy ...

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical opening June 2013

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory holds a special place in the hearts and onthe bookshelves of children and adults alike. The book was inspired by Dahl’schildhood days as a chocolate tester for Cadbury’s, heightened by the mysteryand espionage that surrounded the secret recipes. The 1971 motion pictureWilly Wonka &the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Kelly, didn’t strike a chord atthe box ...

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