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Rocky Horror Show – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: John Roberts Religious protestors tried in vain to put a dampener on proceedings as The Rocky Horror Show opened tonight at Chester’s Storyhouse theatre, while the mood outside may have been a little fraught, inside it was sexy and electric. Richard O’Brien’s cult musical continues touring the UK pulling in old fans and ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds

Writer (Book, Music and Lyrics): Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Ruth Jepson There’s a light, over at the Leeds Grand Theatre place, and it’s a spotlight on the original drag comedy musical extravaganza The Rocky Horror Show. Now in its 46th year surely there isn’t a person on planet Earth who hasn’t yet thrown on a pair of fishnets, ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – WMC, Cardiff

Music:  Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat the musical returns to the stage con brio, with a plethora of well-known musical numbers, refreshed and rejuvenated with all its original pizzazz still in place.  The Biblical story of Joseph, betrayed by his jealous brothers and sold into slavery in ...

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Blood Brothers – St Helens Theatre Royal

Book/Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: John Roberts  At the tender age of 35, Blood Brothers is still gaining instantaneous standing ovations wherever it’s performed and at St Helens Theatre Royal, that acclaim continues. It’s no surprise really when the show’s themes of class, recession, nature vs nurture and depression are still so prevalent and newsworthy. It becomes hard not to ...

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Wonderland – Milton Keynes Theatre

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Maggie Constable Before Alice disappears down the rabbit hole we are treated at Milton Keynes Theatre to Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland, a magical musical based on the famous Lewis Carroll original stories. The acclaimed production, which has played to packed audiences across the ‘pond’, packs ...

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Rocky Horror Show – New Theatre, Cardiff

Liam Tamne as Franknfurter. Image by Sean Webb

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Chris Williams “Back by popular demand” it says on the posters, Rocky Horror Show returns to Cardiff’s New Theatre just months after stopping there in February this year, and if the rainy Monday audience is anything to go by “popular demand” is an understatement. Going strong for over 40 years and showing no signs ...

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Rocky Horror Show – Theatre Royal, Bath

Liam Tamne as Franknfurter. Image by Sean Webb

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Jess Rowe Forty-three years on from its debut performance at London’s Royal Court Theatre, The Rocky Horror Show continues to be a timeless theatrical experience for any theatre-goer. As well as recently receiving a FOX remake to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the motion picture cult classic, it is now on its 11th UK Tour ...

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Rocky Horror Show – The Grand, Leeds

Liam Tamne as Franknfurter. Image by Sean Webb

Writer: Richard O’Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Over 43 years ago Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London.  No one then envisaged the musical would become such a hit, with frequent return visits to packed audiences around the world.  The Leeds Grand is no different. This is an experience not to be ...

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