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Death of a Salesman – Piccadilly Theatre, London

Writer: Arthur Miller Co-directors: Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell Reviewer: Stephen Bates The Young Vic’s revival of Death of a Salesman earlier this year was widely praised for breathing fresh life into a classic, thought by many to be among the greatest plays of the 20th Century. Yet the title does not lie and, for all the production’s touches of ...

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Company – Gielgud Theatre

Book: George Furth Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Genuine insight is rare – and is marked by being something completely obvious as a truth, though the thought may not have occurred to you before. Premiering in 1970 as a musical about contemporary attitudes to sexuality and relationship status, it ruffled feathers, won awards and revealed that ...

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Bernstein: Stage and Screen – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: John Wilson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Although born in Massachusetts, Leonard Bernstein will always be linked with New York: his tenure as music director at the New York Philharmonic and his music inspired by the city: On The Town,Wonderful Town, West Side Story, the score to On The Waterfront all reinforce that link. As soon as one hears his jazzy ...

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Big Fish – The Other Palace, London

Book: John August, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Scott Matthewman For many musicals, going a full fifteen minutes without any songs can seem like a drag; at the top of the show, it can seem like the kiss of death. Yet for Big Fish, The Other Palace’s latest premiere, its ...

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Urinetown: The Musical – Apollo Theatre, London

Music and lyrics: Mark Hollman Book and lyrics: Greg Kotis Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Lucy Thackray Hilarious, dark and sublimely silly, Urinetown (: The Musical – that aspect is very important) takes one look at the fourth wall and pisses right over it. It takes a minute to get into the flow of deconstructive narration and musical theatre pastiche, but ...

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