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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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Mary Poppins – Palace Theatre, Manchester

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: Jo Beggs Expectations are high. Thanks to a new Disney heyday over the past few years, kids are turning to the oldies and Mary Poppins is, in many households, up ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, A Gothic Romance – Milton Keynes Theatre

Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY. featuring Ashley Shaw

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Director and choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Maggie Constable It is the time of year when Matthew Bourne’s company awakens us from our winter hibernation for his latest show at Milton Keynes Theatre. Always much anticipated, his company treats us this time to his fabulous (in both senses) new production of Sleeping Beauty, A Gothic Romance. No ...

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