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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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Tiger Bay The Musical – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music by: Daf James Book and lyrics: Michael Williams Director: Melly Still Reviewer: Beth Steer Set in Cardiff’s Tiger Bay in the early 1900s, Tiger Bay The Musical is perhaps the most significant production by Wales Millennium Centre to date. Produced in association with Cape Town Opera, this raucous, roaring musical is one of revolution, conflict, and courage, at a time of the city’s deepest unrest. ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Mayflower, Southampton

Cast members of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Author: Jeffrey Lane Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: David Jobson   Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a musical based on the 1988 Michael Caine and Steve Martin movie. The musical premiered in the West End in 2014 and now is coming to the end of a nationwide tour. It’s a musical comedy that plays homage to classics such as Anything Goes, Kiss ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music &Lyrics: David Yazbek Musical Director: Ben Van Tienen Director/Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Deborah Klayman A musical adaptation of the 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels brings comedy, catchy tunes and the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera to the New Wimbledon Theatre. Updated for a UK audience, Jerry Mitchell’s production has a classic, timeless quality. Marrying ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics: David Tazbek Director: Jerry Mitchell Musical Director: Ben Van Tienen Reviewer: Glen Pearce Theatrical comfort food seems to be flavour of the month at the moment. As times are tough, venues and audiences take solace in the familiar. That’s not to say new musicals can’t pack them in. Much like The Smallest Show On ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Bristol Hippodrome

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics: David Yasbek Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Claire Hayes What you might lose in subtlety when dipping your toe into the water at Beaumont-Sur-Mer, you can more than make up for in comic, high-octane entertainment. This fictional town on the French Riviera, backdrop for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is home to the suave and debonair British ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Maggie Constable It’s the new season in Milton Keynes and it certainly is a different ‘season’ in Beaumont-Sur-Mer on the vibrant French Riviera, home of casino culture. Our suave swindler Lawrence Jameson makes a living by cheating wealthy women out of their cash. But this time things are ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Director: Jerry Mitchell Composer: David Yazbek Book: Jeffrey Lane Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The unlikely meeting of minds between two conmen is the premise for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The musical, adapted from the 1988 motion picture of the same name, has arrived in Edinburgh on its UK tour. Lawrence Jameson (Michael Praed) is a charismatic conman at the top of his ...

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