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The Lady Vanishes – Richmond Theatre

Writer: Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder Adaptor: Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: David Guest A suspense-filled comedy thriller with tongue firmly in cheek is just the ticket for audiences who enjoy quality edge of the seat drama. The Lady Vanishes is an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1938 film, itself adapted from the 1936 mystery novel The Wheel Spins by ...

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Wonderland – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Writer: Beth Steel Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Chris Collett The 1984 to 1985 miner’s strike was one of the UK’s most bitterly fought industrial disputes. Pit communities were torn apart as some miners joined the picket lines, while others continued to work, becoming social pariahs. Beth Steel’s Wonderland tells the story of the strike from both the perspective of the ...

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Violet – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Music: Jeanine Tesori Book and lyrics: Brian Crawley Director: Shuntaro Fujita Reviewer: David Guest Some of the strongest musical performances currently to be seen in London theatre converge at Charing Cross Theatre in the eagerly awaited UK premiere of Violet. Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s show comes across the Atlantic richly garnished with awards for off-Broadway (1997) and Broadway (2014) ...

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Room on the Broom – Lyric Theatre, London

Writers: based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Director: Olivia Jacobs Reviewer: David Guest A magical broomstick ride through one of the best-loved children’s books around makes a spellbinding return to the Lyric Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue this Christmas. Tall Stories Theatre Company brings Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-selling book Room on the Broom to life wonderfully ...

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Fame the Musical – The Alexandra, Birmingham

Book: José Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Selwyn Knight ‘You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying…’ To a generation raised on instant celebrity and The X Factor, these words must ring hollow, but Fame the Musical, based on Alan Parker’s 1980 film, Fame, shows that there is ...

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Rock of Ages – Darlington Hippodrome

Book: Chris D’Arienzo Arrangements & Orchestrations: Ethan Popp Director & Choreographer: Nick Winston With the clarity of hindsight, anyone who lived through the 1980s will no doubt be able to now admit that it was a pretty silly decade. Big hair, big shoulder pads, embarrassing fashions: just plain silly. Rock of Ages, a musical celebrating the era and its music ...

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Rain Man – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Dan Gordon from the screenplay by Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow Director: Jonathan O'Boyle Reviewer: Gareth Davies The risk in taking a well-known, well-loved film and transferring it to the stage is that audiences have such a strong connection to the original that any attempt to reinvent it could fail to meet expectations. As such, the Classic Screen to ...

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Rock of Ages – Opera House, Manchester.

Book: Chris D'Arienzo Director/Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sam Lowe Are you ready to rock? The audience at Manchester Opera House are, as this smash hit musical returns to the UK. Shaking the foundations of every theatre it lands in with it's "turned up to the max" music. Rock of Ages is an LA love story set to over 25 classic rock ...

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