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Scouse Cinderella – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer/Director: Kevin Fearon Reviewer: John Roberts The Royal Court has firmly become the place to go for the more adult and alternative fayre to the traditional pantomime. But if truth be told, while the cast have always been at the top of the game, the end results have always been a little hit and miss, for every Scouse of the ...

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Maggie May the Musical – The Royal Court, Liverpool

Book and Lyrics: Bob Eaton   Lyrics and Music: Sayan Kent Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Victoria Morris Liverpool’s Royal Court is renowned for its Liverpudlian themed theatre, attracting local audiences and giving the ‘scouse’ people what they want, and Maggie May the Musical, despite its flaws, certainly ticks that box. The musical, written and directed by Bob Eaton, whose credits include ...

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Mam! I’m ‘Ere – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer/Director: Stephen Fletcher Reviewer: John Roberts Having first been performed six years ago and revived in a bigger, stronger production in 2016 at Liverpool’s Royal Court, Mam! I’m ‘Ere is back once again and by all accounts, it’s the best outing of the production to date. Just off the coast of North Wales, island holiday camp Boogie Wonderland is on ...

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The Scouse Nativity – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Kevin Fearon Additional Material/Director: Cal McCrystal Reviewer: John Roberts   If we are to be truly honest, then the Christmas shows over the past few years at The Royal Court have been a little hit and miss – the productions have tried to rely on the same formula of past successes and left little to the imagination, thankfully this ...

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Scouse of the Rising Sun – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Kevin Fearon Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts Regular lead in the Royal Court’s Christmas show Michael Starke has jumped ship to the Playhouse Theatre to take the lead in new musical hall inspired show The Star and it would appear he is not the only one taking a break from the festivities this year – the critically acclaimed ...

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Roll Over Beethoven – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Matt Devitt (The Ghost) and Michael Fletcher (Johnny Hamlet) in Roll Over Beethoven

Book, music and lyrics: Bob Eaton Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Selwyn Knight It’s hard to categorise Roll Over Beethoven. Billed as a high-energy new musical telling the story of a Britain in flux between the dreary post-war days and the explosion of American Rock ‘n’ Roll, it also steals much of its storyline from Hamlet – helpfully naming characters Johnny ...

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Pharaoh Cross The Mersey – Royal Court, Liverpool

Production photo of Pharaoh Cross The Mersey

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Howard Gray Reviewer: John Roberts   Following on from last year’s Christmas production Scouse of the Antarctic, Pharaoh Cross The Mersey sees love-bird protagonists Boris the Russian Sailor (Michael Fletcher) and Liverpool University student Daisy (Hayley Hampson) become engaged and now holidaying in the sunny climes of Egypt. However, a token of their love holds a ...

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Mam! I’m ‘Ere – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer/Director: Stephen Fletcher Reviewer: David Sedgwick Summer is in the air and maybe even love is in the air too. Hope springs eternal. What better way then to welcome the season of friskiness than with a show bursting with energy and vitality, one that takes its audience on a trip to the hippest decade of them all: the seventies? Not ...

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