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Miss Nightingale – CAST, Doncaster

Writer/Composer: Matthew Bugg Directors: Karen Simpson, Matthew Bugg Designer: Carla Goodman Musical Director: Matthew Bugg Reviewer: Ron Simpson Matthew Bugg’s ever-popular musical, Miss Nightingale, has just started what he insists is its final tour, running through October and then resuming at greater length in the New Year. Much of it has been re-worked, with songs left out and new songs ...

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Aladdin – CAST, Doncaster

Director: Kully Thiarai Writer: Matthew Bugg and Tobias Oliver Reviewer: Andrew White Rewind to a year ago, and the new theatre in Doncaster – Cast, had only just opened a couple of months previously. The Christmas pantomime Cinderella was a bit of an unknown quantity, would it be the same as in the town’s old theatre, the Civic, or something ...

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She Stoops to Conquer – Theatre Royal, Winchester

Author: Oliver Goldsmith Director: Conrad Nelson Reviewer: Ann Bawtree Since its formation the Northern Broadsides Company has dedicated itself to presenting classic theatre to the modern audience so Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer fits their aims one hundred per cent. First performed in 1773 and possibly the best known of the author’s works, it has been a staple of ...

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Miss Nightingale – City Varieties, Leeds

Writer, Music &Lyrics: Matthew Bugg Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Holly Spanner   Miss Nightingale originally premiered at the Lowry Studio, Salford and the King’s Head Islington in 2011, and has since undergone a significant re-write to the book, music and lyrics; all by composer Matthew Bugg, who is also responsible for the music behind the West End productions of Volcano, ...

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Black Coffee – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Bill Avenell There can be no doubt that this production of Black Coffee ticks many of the boxes for a good night out at the English Theatre. A packed house in the welcoming and atmospheric Yvonne Arnaud; an Agatha Christie ‘Who Done It’; a lavish set; an accomplished and experienced creative team; a ...

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Miss Nightingale – The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer:Matthew Bugg Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Matthew Bugg Designer: Carla Goodman Reviewer: Michael Gray A nurse from the North Country longs to be on the burlesque stage. Her ambition is fostered by three men in wartime London – a black-marketeer Mr Fixit, a war-hero toff and a Polish Jew in exile. Matthew Bugg's labour of love began its life ...

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Black Coffee – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Lauren Anders Black Coffee is the first original stage play by the infamous murder mystery writer Agatha Christie. Sir Claud Amory is an incredibly rich man thanks to a secret formula. After discovering that his beloved formula is missing, Mr Amory gathers his family to solve the mystery of who stole his life’s ...

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NEWS: Threepenny Opera Leads New Wolsey Spring Season

Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre has today announced their Spring 2014 season. Musicals and drama both feature strongly in the line-up, with the Suffolk venue working with a number of regional venues to bring productions to the town. Working with Nottingham Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Graeae Theatre Company, the New Wolsey will stage a brand new production of ...

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