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The Last Five Years – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writer & Composer: Jason Robert Brown Director: Angharad Lee Reviewer: Beth Steer In the latest in a series of ‘Performances for the Curious’ from the Wales Millennium Centre, Leeway Productions puts on a version of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, The Last Five Years – with a spin. Following 20-something New Yorkers Jamie (Michael Hamway), an aspiring author, and Cathy (Lauren Hood), a ...

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Jackie The Musical – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Older and Younger Jackie together

Writer: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Choreographer: Arlene Phillips Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys At the height of its powers in the 70s, D.C. Thomson’s beloved teen magazine Jackie, had an enviable circulation of over half a million readers a week. With fashion tips, beauty secrets, celebrity gossip, photo-stories and the now infamous Cathy and Claire problem page, its loyal readership eagerly ...

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Jackie The Musical – Liverpool Empire

Older and Younger Jackie together

Writer: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: John Roberts As Jukebox Musicals go, the plot for Jackie The Musical isn’t go to set the world alight but this musical that is based on the D. C. Thompson publication from the 70s is a fun and engaging musical that packs plenty of nostalgia to give even the eldest member of the ...

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Jackie The Musical – Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

Book: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Carol Lovatt Women of a certain age will instantly recognise the term Jackie and feel an affinity with this musical. Jackie was the magazine of choice when growing up in the 1970s and was packed full of advice relating to style, love and most importantly, boys. Essentially it touched on issues which previous ...

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Jackie the Musical – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

The cast of Jackie the Musical

Book: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Hannah Powell Jackie The Musical is an explosion of colour, sights, and sounds thrown onto the stage in a way that’s pure seventies. It incorporates popular songs such as 20th Century Boy and Enough is Enough into a love story we can all relate to, and entices audience members to get up and ...

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Jackie The Musical – The Opera House, Manchester

Book: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen If you were a teenager in the 1970s, then Jackie the Musical is a production that will fill you with a sense of nostalgia and energy. In a pre-internet world, when iPhones, social media and 24 hour television were non-existent, it was Thursdays and the latest edition of Jackie (and Top ...

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Jackie the Musical – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Older and Younger Jackie together

Book: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Dominic Corr Dear Cathy &Claire, tonight I would enjoy seeing a show which manages to combine every fashion faux pas of the seventies with catchy tunes, colour and a mid-life crisis; what would you recommend? Had Cathy &Claire still existed, they may have suggested you see Jackie the Musical. Taken from the D. ...

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Jackie the Musical – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Older and Younger Jackie together

Writer: Mike James Director: Anna Linstrum Reviewer: Niall Harman If you were a young girl growing up in Britain in the 1970s you lived for Jackie magazine, or at least that’s what my mother tells me. So it comes as no surprise that in an age dominated by jukebox musicals, the magazine is now serving as a backdrop for a ...

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