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Wise Children – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Emma Rice, adapted from the novel by Angela Carter Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Wise Children is the acclaimed final novel by Angela Carter, now adapted by Emma Rice as the inaugural production of her new company, also called Wise Children, following her tenure as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The plot concerns twin girls, Nora and Dora ...

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Wise Children – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Angela Carter Director: Emma Rice  Reviewer: Clare Howdon Emma Rice appears to have something of a love affair with Angela Carter. After directing Nights at the Circus in 2006, Rice’s adaptation of Carter’s seminal novel Wise Children (which is also coincidentally the name of her new theatre company) is currently doing the rounds in the UK, following a successful run at the Old ...

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Wise Children – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Angela Carter Adapted by: Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Designer: Vicki Mortimer Composer/Musical Director: Ian Ross Reviewer: Ron Simpson Wise Children is the name of a new theatre company founded by Emma Rice, after her long tenure of the role of Artistic Director of Kneehigh and her rather shorter stay at Shakespeare’s Globe. Wise Children is also the name ...

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Eugenius! – The Other Place, London

Book, music and lyrics: Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: David Guest The brassy strapline for Eugenius! asserts that you already want to see the new show again before you’ve even entered the theatre. It’s a bold claim for a homegrown musical about which there has been a buzz since a one-off concert version at the Palladium ...

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The Bodyguard – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Alexandra Burke and company in The Bodyguard tour

Book: Alexander Dinelari Director: Thea Sharrock Reviewer: Donna Kelly   Few people can handle the power ballad classic I Will Always Love You like Whitney Houston, but Alexandra Burke is certainly one of them. The three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner steals the show as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, belting out hit after hit in the award-winning musical. Based ...

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The Bodyguard – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Writer: Alexander Dinelaris Director: Thea Sharrock Reviewer: Farhana Shaikh Alexandra Burke delivers an outstanding performance in the glitzy production of The Bodyguard stage musical, based on the 1992 hit movie of the same name. The plot follows Lawrence Kasdan’s original screenplay and revolves around superstar, Rachel Marron and her relationship with the man hired to protect her from a crazed ...

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The Bodyguard – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard

Book: Alexander Dinelaris Director: Thea Sharrock Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The musical adaptation of the much-loved 1992 Whitney Houston movie,The Bodyguard, quite simply fails to fulfil the hype that surrounds it. Although carried with solid performances, the show falls disappointingly short on production values. Following the story of global star Rachel Marron and the relationship with her new bodyguard, Frank Farmer, ...

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CD REVIEW: The Bodyguard – World Premiere Cast Recording

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Following its successful run at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End and to coincide with its current UK tour, First Night Records has released the highly anticipated world premiere cast recording of The Bodyguard - The Musical. Based on the 1992 hit film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard tells the story of international ...

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