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A Winter’s Tale – Rose Theatre, Kingston Upon Thames

Composer and lyricist: Howard Goodall Writer: Nick Stimson Director: Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: Stephen Bates Some shows have no luck at all. In the same week that the arts pages of the national press have, along with The Reviews Hub, been heaping extravagant praise on the National Theatre for its groundbreaking pro/am musical version of Shakespeare’s Pericles, along comes a youth ...

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NEWS: Red Ladder launch of Leeds Lads

Poster Image of Leeds Lads

By Ron Simpson A community play usually means that the cast is made up of members of the community who have the opportunity to take part in a play under professional direction and with professional back-up. Leeds Lads, to be staged in June by Red Ladder Theatre Company in association with the Carriageworks Theatre and Leeds Civic Arts Guild, fulfils ...

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A Winters Tale – Landor Theatre, London

Book by Nick Stimson Music &lyrics by Howard Goodall Developed &directed by Andrew Keates Reviewer : Jonathan Baz [rating:4] In his programme notes, Howard Goodall says that A Winters Tale is a play that he has long wanted to adapt and it shows. Goodall’s quintessentially English sound resonates throughout the production and the care that he has lavished on composing ...

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FEATURE: An awfully big adventure for new Peter Pan musical

A new musical version of JM Barrie's classic tale Peter Pan had a workshop presentation this week - but does it improve on the tale's panto and Disney-dominated past? Benjamin Vivian-Jones reports. There are so many versions of Peter Pan, originally adapted into a stage playin 1904, only two years after Pan’s first appearance in JM Barrie’s adult novelThe Little ...

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Promised Land – The Carriageworks, Leeds

Writer: Anthony Clavane and Nick Stimson Director: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Tony Oliver [Rating: 4] Nathan (Paul Fox) and Caitlin (Lynsey Jones) are young idealists growing up in the same city but on opposite sides of a cultural and religious divide. Nathan is Jewish, a Leeds United fan and a dreamer, Caitlin is a musician from a Catholic family and has ...

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