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Pure Imagination: The Songs of Leslie Bricusse – St James Theatre, London

  devisers:Leslie Bricusse, Christopher Renshaw and Danielle Tarento Director: Christopher Renshaw Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   A quirky man in a top hat swings open a giant door to reveal an enormous garden filled with plants and flowers, with a giant waterfall running through the centre. The children let go of their parents’ hands and rush into the shrubbery staring in ...

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CBSO Friday Night Classics: Best of the West End – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Michael England Reviewer: James Garrington This is a wonderful evening of variety performed by the CBSO and guest vocalists. The mood is set from the opening piece as the audience settle back and enjoy a lovely arrangement of overtures by Martin Yates, including a number of pieces which he has fitted together beautifully. The orchestra appear alone again later ...

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Friday Night Classics: New York, New York – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Michael England Reviewer: Selwyn Knight It’s Friday, 4th July and time for another in the CBSO’s concert series, Friday Night Classics. As conductor Michael England points out, the date cries out for a celebration of American music, but how to choose? This concert focuses on the East Coast, and New York in particular with music by those titans of ...

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The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes – Hoxton Hall, London

Writer, Composer and Lyricist: Leslie Bricusse Director: Luke Fredericks Choreographer: Lee Proud Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty [rating:5] It begins from the moment you step through the doors into the old music hall. Cast members are up and about, walking through the incoming audience and guiding you to a seat, telling you that you are “In for a great show an' no ...

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