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My Fair Lady – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner Director: Andy Johnston Reviewer: Edie Ranvier Southern Light Opera, has set itself a formidable task in taking on  Alan Jay Lerner’s My Fair Lady. Not so much because of the challenge of the vocals (the irascible Henry Higgins, famously, need barely sing a note, though as rendered here by John Bruce he can and does), nor ...

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Maggie May the Musical – The Royal Court, Liverpool

Book and Lyrics: Bob Eaton   Lyrics and Music: Sayan Kent Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Victoria Morris Liverpool’s Royal Court is renowned for its Liverpudlian themed theatre, attracting local audiences and giving the ‘scouse’ people what they want, and Maggie May the Musical, despite its flaws, certainly ticks that box. The musical, written and directed by Bob Eaton, whose credits include ...

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CD REVIEW: My Fair Lady – 2018 Broadway Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg From the urgent, pulsing opening bars of its overture to its beautifully ambiguous ending, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady is unequivocally one of the greatest musicals ever written (credit should also be given to George Bernard Shaw for the original play Pygmalion, much of which survives verbatim in the musical adaption). Debuting in 1956 ...

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Pygmalion – Playhouse, Liverpool

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Sam Pritchard Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Shaw’s iconic play about the role language and speech plays within the spheres of the social classes has been re-wired and re-vamped for this 2017 production by Headlong and their associated partners. Many readers will be familiar with the play, either because they know the musical My Fair Lady which ...

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Pygmalion – Oldham Coliseum

Charlotte Brimble as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion at Oldham Coliseum

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Chris Honer Reviewer: Donna Kelly More than a hundred years after its stage premiere, George Bernard Shaw’s sparkling comedy Pygmalion has been revived in a new production by Oldham Coliseum Theatre. Pygmalion tells the tale of Henry Higgins, an egocentric Professor of Phonetics who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with McQueen’s Carly Bawden

McQueen, a fantasy tale of arguably one of the most famous fashion designers in the world and a girl who hides in his garden tree, transfers to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket with previews beginning on August 13th. Nicole Evans catches up with new kid on the block Carly Bawden to talk about playing Dahlia, wearing posh frocks and ...

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Noah Stewart – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Undoubtedly a great talent arrived in Salford on this sunny Sunday evening; Noah Stewart brought his So in Love tour to the Quays theatre, this was his first show for 3 years from the Quays theatre, and he wasn’t going to disappoint. Stewart has an impressive CV, which includes Faust, Rodolfo, (La Boheme), and more recently a ...

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Pygmalion – The Grand Theatre, Leeds

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Holly Spanner Don’t recognise the name? Perhaps you’ll recognise the story. Pygmalion is one of George Bernard Shaw’s most popular plays, first staged in 1912 (originally subtitled A Romance in Five Acts). Aristocrat and phonetics expert Professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform Cockney ...

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