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The Red Shoes – Sadler’s Wells, London

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Remaking or re-imaging a classic film can be a dangerous business, such is the love and affection for the original interpretation. The films of the golden age of Hollywood from 1940-1960 are particularly untouchable and the scathing reviews that followed reboots of films like Psycho seem inevitable. Now it’s the turn of ...

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Mary Poppins – The Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman &Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music: George Stiles &Andrew Drewe Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Holly Spanner Cameron Mackintosh negotiated the rights to develop Pamela Travers beloved books for the stage in 1993, but it wasn’t until more than a decade later in 2004 that ...

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Mary Poppins – Theatre Royal,Plymouth

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Director: Richard Eyre Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music:, George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Reviewer: Karen Bussell Just a spoonful each of Walt Disney, Matthew Bourne, Cameron Mackintosh and Bob Crowley and there’s a practically perfect family musical in Mary Poppins. Playing to packed houses, ...

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Mary Poppins – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellows Original Music &Lyrics: Richard M Sherman and Robert E Sherman New Music and Lyrics: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Co-Creator: Cameron Mackintosh Directors: Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Lu Greer   Mary Poppins is one of those names that can be uttered to anyone, and immediately bring a childlike smile to their ...

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Mary Poppins, Birmingham Hippodrome

Writer: P L Travers Adaptor: Cameron Mackintosh Directors: Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Nicole Evans   Mary Poppins has been a household name for generations that most children love and most parents secretly adore but are sick of hearing (sorry, Mum...). With that in mind, it's only natural that the world, and more locally this evening, Birmingham, gets excited ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – Bristol Hippodrome

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer and Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Claire Hayes   It‘s the Brothers Grimm fairytale that enchanted so many childhoods, the Disney film rewound until the video tape wore thin, but Matthew Bourne audaciously reinvents the classical ballet of Sleeping Beauty for an audience all too familiar with its content. By immersing himself in all the versions ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY. featuring Ashley Shaw

Music: Tchaikovsky Director &Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty completes his reworking of the trio of Tchaikovsky's well-loved ballets. After reinventing and making totally his own Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with his all-male corps de ballet of swans, which followed his updated version of Nutcracker!, Bourne finally returned to Sleeping Beauty in order to turn his creative ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – Liverpool Empire

Director/Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Reviewer: John Roberts   Completing his trilogy of Tchaikovsky’s big ballets, Matthew Bourne has once again brought his captivating sense of imagination and re-invented this classic ballet for The Vampire Diaries generation. Here, fairies, magic and mystery sit beautifully alongside the dark menace of the vampire and helps to firmly set Bourne’s gothic ...

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