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It’s Only Life  – Union Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: John Bucchino Director:  Tania Azevedo Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Based on the songs of John Bucchino, It’s Only Life is currently playing at the Union Theatre. Not a musical, but a revue where the songs are performed without a narrative arc linking them together, It’s Only Life is a pleasant introduction to the work of Bucchino, albeit a very one-note ...

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Inside COMPANY – Tech Week

Writing an exclusive blog for The Reviews Hub, actor Arun Blair-Mangat will take us over the next few weeks behind the scenes at the brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY which is currently running at Aberdeen Arts Centre until 10th February. Tech week is upon us. We’ve all arrived up in Aberdeen and we’re at the theatre. This is the moment ...

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Company – Aberdeen Arts Centre, Aberdeen

Book: George Furth Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Derek Anderson Musical Director: Nick Barstow Designer: Nick Corrall Reviewer: Duncan Harley If you are a big fan of Sondheim then this production of Company at Aberdeen Arts Centre is a must. If you are a big fan of the less radical and traditional Broadway style musical, then take a great ...

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BLOG: Inside COMPANY – The Beginning.

Writing an exclusive blog for The Reviews Hub, actor Arun Blair-Mangat will take us over the next few weeks behind the scenes at the brand new production of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY which opens at Aberdeen Arts Centre from the 1st - 10th February. Mounting a brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY in three weeks….should be a piece of cake, right? After spending ...

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The Terrible Infants – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Writer: Oliver Lansley Directors: Oliver Lansley, James Seager Producer: James Seager Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh To mark their tenth year as a production company Les Enfants Terribles return to the stage with their eponymous show The Terrible Infants, ambitiously presenting a series of children's fables, some reimagined from old, using song, dance and puppetry. From an enchanting yet eerie place, the ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Gray’s Inn Hall, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors: Ben Horslen &John Risebero Composer/Musical Director: Nick Barstow Reviewer: Michael Gray Sir Francis Walsingham, Good Queen Bess's Spymaster, was not amused. Sitting (for his portrait) in the back of the audience, he stared impassively at the frantic antics of the farceurs charging around the ancient hall - the very space, in fact, where Shakespeare's briefest play ...

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Closer Than Ever – The Pheasantry, London

The Cast of Closer Than Ever

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Richard Maltby Jr. Musical Director: Nick Barstow Reviewer: Daniel Perks   As a self-described “bookless book musical”, Closer Than Ever is an apt choice for a low-lit café – candles grace the tables and a discerning audience sip wine and or/ coffee while listening to the four performers take centre stage. Originally written by Richard Maltby ...

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INTERVIEW: Musical Director Nick Barstow

With shows such as the recent west end gala concertSeason's of LarsonandYou Won't SucceedOn BroadwayIf You Don't Have Any Jews, Musical Director, Composer and Arranger Nick Barstow chats toThe Reviews Hub's John Roberts about his time on Britain's Got Talent and his varied musical career. Can you remember your first musical experiences and what influenced you the most in following ...

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