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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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LATITUDE 2016: Lyric Hammersmith – The Importance Of Being Earnest

Lyric Hamnmersmith's The Importance Of Being Earnest - Latitude Festival

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Sean Holmes Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   It might be a first. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest has over the past few years found directors prepared to chuck concepts at it. From Martin Jarvis and Nigel Hawthorne returning to the roles thirty years on from original success, or David Suchet dragging up ...

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Luce – Southwark Playhouse, London

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Writer: JC Lee Director: Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Tom Finch   JC Lee’s Luce is receiving its UK premiere in Southwark Playhouse’s ‘little’ space, which in a dark, thrust configuration is the perfect setting for this drama to unfold. With the actors joining the audience and watching the play unfold to its uncomfortable conclusion it’s impossible to be sure who is ...

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Strictly Come Dancing Live! – Echo Arena, Liverpool

The Cast of Company of Strictly Come Dancing Live 2016

Director: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: John Roberts Having first landed on our screens 12 years ago,Strictly Come Dancing has become a firm favourite for families up and down the land, and has become a staple in their Saturday night TV schedules. Following many live shows over the years, in some the biggest arenas in the UK, Strictly Come Dancing Live ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with Daniel Boys

Daniel Boys has enjoyed something of a meteoric rise since first coming to the broader public’s attention as a contestant on Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s reality show, Any Dream Will Do. However, the 34-year old has already accrued an impressive portfolio of rôles, from Russell Labey’s unnerving Wolfboy to the much lighter Avenue Q, the thoughtful Rent, and frothy High Society. He’s ...

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The Opinion Makers – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Music and Lyrics: Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon Director: Daniel Buckroyd Musical Director: Tom Kelly Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:3.5]   Into the dingy basement office of Fernsby Market Research bursts its MD, just off the PanAm from the US, full of new ideas and stateside jargon. This brand new musical comedy is set firmly in the 1960s, the design, the ...

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NEWS: Boys And Edwards Join Opinion Makers Cast

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre has announced further casting for the new musical comedy The Opinion Makers. Joining the already announced Mel Giedroyc, Julie Atherton and David Mounfield will be Daniel Boys and Justin Edwards. Edward is best known for his television rôles in shows including The Thick of It, Skins and Harry &Paul, and will be join the cast to play ...

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NEWS: Colchester’s Mercury Theatre Launches Autumn Season

Following the success of their Spring Season, Colchester’s Mercury Theatre have today announced details of programming for the rest of the year. With the stage adaptation of his War Horse novel continuing to receive critical acclaim, the Essex venue kicks off their Autumn season with another Michael Morpurgo’s classic, The Butterfly Lion. The production stars Gwen Taylor, who recently played ...

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