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Fame the Musical – The Alexandra, Birmingham

Book: José Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Selwyn Knight ‘You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying…’ To a generation raised on instant celebrity and The X Factor, these words must ring hollow, but Fame the Musical, based on Alan Parker’s 1980 film, Fame, shows that there is ...

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Rock of Ages – The Alexandra, Birmingham

Writer: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Clare White Two things are integral to 1980s Hollywood - big dreams and big hair. In The Bourbon Club on LA’s Sunset Strip small town girl Sherrie meets city boy Drew, both desperately searching for their big break. Aspirations of stardom and double denim collide as the pair fall in love; however, the ...

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Fame – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Jose Fernandez Lyrics: Jaques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dominic Corr Fame uncompromisingly attempts to look at not just the romantic humour associated with talent scouting and arts educations, but the seedy underneath too. Originally the monstrously successful 1980 movie, Fame evolved into a TV series, untold spin-offs and finally, a stage show. For its 30th anniversary, the touring ...

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Rock of Ages – Darlington Hippodrome

Book: Chris D’Arienzo Arrangements & Orchestrations: Ethan Popp Director & Choreographer: Nick Winston With the clarity of hindsight, anyone who lived through the 1980s will no doubt be able to now admit that it was a pretty silly decade. Big hair, big shoulder pads, embarrassing fashions: just plain silly. Rock of Ages, a musical celebrating the era and its music ...

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Rock of Ages – Opera House, Manchester.

Book: Chris D'Arienzo Director/Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sam Lowe Are you ready to rock? The audience at Manchester Opera House are, as this smash hit musical returns to the UK. Shaking the foundations of every theatre it lands in with it's "turned up to the max" music. Rock of Ages is an LA love story set to over 25 classic rock ...

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Fame The Musical – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Jose Ferdinandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director / Choreographer: Nick Winston Musical Supervisor: Mark Crossland Reviewer: Janet Jepson Welcome to the New York City High School for Performing Arts, inhabited by talented students known as the kids from Fame. There are no promises that life here will be easy after all the iconic quote goes, “You want ...

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Fame the Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Jose Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen  “You want fame? Well fame costs. And right here is where you start paying in sweat.”  The story and sentiment behind Fame the Musical is indeed an infamous one. It has brought to life the ‘behind the scenes’ of the prestigious New York City High ...

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The Wedding Singer – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy Music: Matthew Sklar Lyrics: Chad Beguelin Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Clare White Set in the era of pitchy synth pop, big hair and even bigger shoulder pads, The Wedding Singer is a light-hearted dose of 80s kitsch. This musical adaptation of the 1998 rom-com starring Adam Sandler brings together the sweetness and fun of the ...

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