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Summer Holiday: The Musical – The Grand, Leeds

Stage adaptation: Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan (based on the film Summer Holiday) Music: Bob Wicks Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Assistant Director and Choreographer: Blair Anderson Reviewer: Janet Jepson It's summer 1963 and everyone is keen to get away from it all, escape the daily grind and the dreary weather, and go on a Summer Holiday “where the sun ...

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Summer Holiday – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Adapted by Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan from Ronald Cass and Peter Myers’ original screenplay Director: Racky Plews (also choreographer) Reviewer: Kelyn Luther Starring: Ray Quinn, Bobby Crush Based on the British holiday classic Summer Holiday, this stage adaptation crams even more of Cliff’s classic tunes into the film’s rather odd plot. A group of young mechanics who are ...

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Summer Holiday – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Stage Adapters: Michael Gyngell & Mark Haddigan Directors: Elizabeth Newman & Ben Occhipinti Reviewer: Jay Nuttall After weeks of commuter hell in the north of England, it was a pleasure to see a crowd of people with beaming smiles desperate to board public transport at Bolton's new travel interchange. The OctagonTheatre's production of Summer Holiday may not take us beyond Bolton's ...

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Summer Holiday – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writers: Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan from the screenplay  by  Ronald Cass and Peter Myers  Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Maggie Constable At Milton Keynes theatre this week we dive on that red bus for a trip across Europe with Summer Holiday, the musical based on the iconic 60s movie of the same name which starred Cliff Richard and The Shadows. Featuring ...

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Cinderella – Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Adaptors: Alan McHugh and Michael Harrison Reviewer: Clare Howdon   Llandudno’s Venue Cymru welcome the world’s largest pantomime provider Qdos entertainment to their theatre this festive season, in a production of the ever popular and timeless tale of Cinderella, given a contemporary twist by writers Alan McHugh and Michael Harrison. Recruiting Jimmy Osmond to play the part of Cinderella’s father ...

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Yes, Prime Minister – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writers: Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn Director: Jonathan Lynn Reviewer: T. MacLeod [Rating:4.5] Just to see the phrase “Yes, Prime Minister” effortlessly conjures the iconic Jim Hacker, Sir Humphrey, and Bernard. This production is an excellent modern take on the classic 1980s series. As a creative team, Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn have yet again produced inspired satire which is ...

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