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Singin’ in the Rain – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Book: Betty Comden &Adolf Green Music: Nacio Herb Brown &Arthur Freed Choreographer: Andrew Wright Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Holly Spanner When the American musical comedy film Singin’ in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor, was first released in 1952, it was only a modest hit. Since then however, its popularity has risen to extraordinary heights, and ...

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NEWS: The Bodyguard UK & Ireland Tour to open at Southampton’s Mayflower

The first every UK &Ireland tour of the hit musical The Bodyguard will open at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre on Thursday 12th February 2015, before embarking on an extensive tour including stop-overs in; Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Stoke, Bradford, Stoke, Plymouth and Dublin further dates and venues are to be announced soon. Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. ...

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The Lion King – Mayflower, Southampton

Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Music: Tim Rice, Elton John Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Disney’s The Lion Kingbounded into Southampton’s Mayflower theatre last night with an absolute roar! As the sun rises and the music swells the sounds and feel of the Savannah envelops the awaiting Mayflower audience. The opening sequence is accompanied by a sharp intake ...

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One Man Two Guvnors’ – Mayflower, Southampton

Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Writer: Richard Bean Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage This National Theatre touring production of One Man Two Guvnors' that ran to great success in London’s West End tonight opened at Southampton’s Mayflower. Gavin Spokes takes the lead as Francis Henshall alongside Shaun Williamson (Charlie Clench), Emma Barton (Dolly), Jasmyn Banks (Pauline Clench) all who ...

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WHATS HOT – Week beginning Monday 12th May 2014

Miss Saigon – Prince Edward Theatre, London The heat is back on in London’s West End as the newly announced British billionaire Sir Cameron Mackintosh lands his 25th anniversary production of Boubil and Schonberg’s Miss Saigon. Based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly this tragic and epic musical re-envisions Puccini’s opera during the Vietnam War. Directed by Laurence Connor – the same ...

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West Side Story – Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Arthur Laurents Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Southampton’s Mayflower positively burns with the heat of a hot Manhattan night as it welcomes director Joey McKneely version of West Side Story. Based on Jerome Robbins concept of a book by Arthur Laurents and with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim this ever popular musical has become ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 7th April

A tantalising mix of musicals, plays and illusions await you in this week’s theatrical picks. Hard hitting new writing sits alongside classic opera and cult musical favourites. Whatever your tastes we are sure there is something here that will enthralll and delight. Are you seeing any of our picks or seeing something different? Do let us know your thoughts in ...

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La Traviata – Mayflower, Southampton

Composer: Guiseppe Verdi Director:David McVicar Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage The classic but tragic opera La Traviata performed by the Welsh National Opera (WNO) set Southampton’s Mayflower alight last night with a story of passion, love and heartbreak. Giuseppe Verdi’s work based on the novel La Dame aux Camelias by Alexander Dumas, has many of opera’s most easily recognisable songs and arias ...

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