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Soho Cinders – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Choreographer: Drew McOnie Director: Jonathan Butterell Reviewer: Paul Thurtle [rating:5]   With a panto-style title like ‘Soho Cinders’ you could be forgiven for thinking that Stiles &Drewe’s new musical is a ‘It’s behind you’ camp, men in drag romp. Actually it is a very moving story told by ...

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Midnight Tango – Liverpool Empire

Director: Karen Bruce Choreographers: Vincent Simone, Flavia Cacace Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [Rating:4] “Tango born as a social dance – an improvised conversation created in the instant by two people, as a private moment in a crowded space.” This is the introduction to Midnight Tango in the program by Christine Denniston and so we prepare ourselves for a night of sizzling ...

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I Dreamed a Dream -The Birmingham Hippodrome

Writers: Elaine C Smith &Alan McHugh Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:5] It’s 11th April 2009, and a dowdy, middle-aged woman walks onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage. The audience take one look and prepare to mock. She stumbles over her words, and tells the panel that she wants to be as successful as Elaine Paige. There’s a wolf-whistle, ...

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I Dreamed a Dream – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writers: Alan McHugh and Elaine C. Smith Director: Ed Curtis Reviewer: Emily Pearce [Rating:2] The Susan Boyle musical, I Dreamed a Dream, is the story of Boyle’s life set to a soundtrack of contemporary songs; the first half detailing her life growing up, the second half showcasing her rapid rise to fame. In what is sometimes known as the ultimate ...

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Merrily We Roll Along – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Book: George Furth Music &Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace [rating:4]   Based on the 1934 play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, Merrily is one of Stephen Sondheim’s least performed works due, in part, to its infamous original Broadway production in 1981 that lasted only 16 performances. Revisions have been made ...

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I Dreamed a Dream – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Director: Ed Curtis Musical Supervisor/Director/Orchestrations: Kenny Aitchinson Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Maureen Hylands [rating:5]   It's said that the words of a song are only as good as the singer, otherwise they don't mean as much. From the moment the curtain rose, the air is filled with magic, a magic that happily stays with us until the final curtain call. ...

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