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Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks – Alhambra, Bradford

Writer: Neal Foster based on the books by Terry Deary Music: Matthew Scott Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Ruth Jepson A couple bits of advice before you sit down to watch Horrible Histories: The Groovy Greeks: If you wear glasses normally, make sure to put contacts in; and whatever your vision status, check that the glasses have both lenses! This is ...

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The Hundred and One Dalmatians – Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Writer: Dodie Smith Adaptor: Brynony Lavery Director: Dale Rooks Composer: Matthew Scott Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan   The much loved Disney film, The Hundred and One Dalmatians, is brought to life on stage by Chichester Youth Theatre, with over 120 people in the cast. It tells the story of villain Cruella De Vil and her dastardly plot to turn the Dearly’s ...

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Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Terry Deary, Neal Foster Music: Matthew Scott Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Lindsay and Cameron Sykes The Birmingham Stage Company presents Barmy Britain in Darlington. Rog (Gary WIlson) and Rex (Benedict Martin) have to convince parking wardens Esmeralda (Laura Dalgleish) and Queenie (the divinely vocal Alison Fitzjohn) that Britain is Barmy or they will get a parking ticket. The audience ...

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NEWS: Private Lives named as second in Digital Theatre’s cinema screenings

Following the huge success of Merrily We Roll Along, CinemaLive and Digital Theatre announce the second title in the West End Theatre Series. UK: CinemaLive and Digital Theatre have today announced the second production to be screened across the UK. The production will be the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Noël Coward’s Private Lives, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring ...

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CD REVIEW: Noël and Cole

Arranger/Music Director : David Loud Reviewer : Rosie Revell [Rating:5] PS Classics continues its quest to safeguard the heritage of Broadway and American song by bringing us Noël and Cole, a celebration of the wit, wisdom, sophistication and memorable melodies of those musical maestro’s of the 1920s and 1930s ; Cole Porter and Noel Coward. Despite hailing from opposite sides ...

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The Doctor’s Dilemma – Lyttleton Theatre, London

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Nadia Fall Reviewer: Sheila Cornelius [rating: 4] In this play, first staged in 1906, Shaw seized the opportunity to air his socialist views on private medical practice. The National Theatre’s beautifully staged revival of his minor masterpiece chimes with current issues around public health and moral choices in a time of scarce resources. A romantic ...

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A Marvellous Year for Plums, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Author: Hugh Whitemore Director: Philip Franks Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:5] Quite simply it was splendid from start to finish. Not a weak link anywhere, cast, direction, music, lights, the works, outstanding. A drama about the 1956 ‘Suez Crisis’ is perhaps not for everyone at first sight and the journey to Chichester was undertaken with a certain amount of trepidation last ...

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