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Mandela Trilogy – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writer and Director: Michael Williams Music: Peter Louis van Dijk and Mike Campbell Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Vibrant and pulsating with the throb and beat of South Africa, Mandela is not only a unique piece of musical theatre but a history lesson. Told in three distinct acts, it is the story of a man whose strong beliefs and tenacity carried him ...

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The Mandela Trilogy – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Director: Michael Williams Music: Alan Stephenson, Mike Campbell &Peter Louis van Dijk Book &Lyrics: Michael Williams Reviewer: Emily Pearce [Rating:4] The Mandela Trilogy is a three act new opera, written specifically for the South African company Cape Town Opera, with each part highlighting specific moments in Nelson Mandela’s life and interspersed with almost-narration from Mandela reflecting on his imprisonment. Each ...

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The Drifters: Masquerade Tour 2012, Grand Opera House, York

Reviewer: Andrew Liddle [Rating:4] Perhaps no group in the history of Rock is more protean than The Drifters. Founded in 1953 by the late, great Clyde McPhatter as a Rhythm’n’Blues outfit, they quickly changed personnel and style to become a bunch of Doo-Woppers, before metamorphosing once again to appeal to the Rock’n’Roll market. It is significant to note that the ...

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