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Madagascar The Musical – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Kevin Del Aguila Music and Lyrics: George Noriega and Joel Someillan Director: Kirk Jameson Reviewer: Clare White The musical stage version of Dreamworks animation Madagascar is in safe hands with Selladoor, the theatre production company behind Shrek the Musical. The family favourite is a vibrant and fun-filled animal adventure, packed with laughs for all ages. Marty the Zebra is disillusioned with ...

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Madagascar The Musical – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Book: Kevin Del Aguila Music and Lyrics: Geoge Noriega and Joel Someillan Director: Kirk Jameson Musical Director: Angharad Sanders Reviewer: Dominic Corr What happens when the king of the jungle, a smart-mouthed zebra, a hypochondriac giraffe and a sassy hippo fall foul of a botched escape from the zoo? A two-billion-dollar film franchise followed by what else? A musical adaptation. Bringing the ...

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Babe: The Sheep Pig, Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Adaptor: David Wood Director: Michael Fentiman Reviewer: Simon Topping As the audience enter the theatre their eyes are drawn to the stage and the sheep pen, which is constructed upon it, where four innocent looking “sheep” bustle and baa together.  As the lights drop the sheep begin to sing and dance in unison.  There are audible whispers of “Wow” from ...

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Orpheus – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Directed: Alexander Scott Reviewer: David Jobson The story of the great lyricist and poet Orpheus and his wife Eurydice will be a familiar fable to many. When she dies from a snake bite, he follows her down to the Underworld to plead for her life. His music wins over Hades who allows them to go back, on condition that Orpheus ...

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Orpheus – Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, London

Director: Alexander Scott Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   The Little Bulb Theatre’s telling of the age old story, Orpheus has come to the Linbury Studio via the Farnham Maltings and Battersea Arts Centre. Its reputation has obviously preceded it, hence the capacity audiences for an all too short a run in Covent Garden. From its inception seven years ago it appears ...

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Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas – Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, London

Writer: Raymond Briggs Director: Emma Earle Music/Sound: Lucy Rivers Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh This truly wonderful adaptation of Raymond Briggs' book Father Christmas returns to the Lyric once again this year, to entertain children and their parents alike. A simple tale, it brings to life the magic of Father Christmas as he hurries across the globe delivering presents in the midst ...

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