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Pygmalion – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Lu Greer   Pygmalion, probably the most well-known work of George Bernard Shaw, is once again revived for audiences in this hundredth anniversary tour. The play tells the story of a linguistics professor who bets that he can turn a Covent Garden flower girl into a society lady and in turn comments ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Choreographer and Director: David Nixon Musical Director: John Pryce Jones Reviewer: Lu Greer A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s narrative of quarrelling lovers, fairies, and hapless amateur actors is both one of Shakespeare’s few original stories and one of his most well-known. The images of fairies emerging from the woods means that picturing this play as a ballet seems to rather simple, ...

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Cats – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: T.S. Eliot Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Lu Greer While Cats has become a theatre legend, having run in the West End for over twenty years and had many successful touring runs, its actual narrative isn’t particularly well known. And that’s because it barely has one. The show was created by Andrew Lloyd Webber from a ...

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Swan Lake – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music: Tchaikovsky Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Sergi Bobrov Reviewer: Lu Greer Swan Lake is seen by many to be the quintessential ballet as it brings a combination of classic costumes, well known music, and classic dance. As the Russian State Ballet of Siberia is known for keeping their productions very traditional, there was a chance that this performance would ...

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Sleeping Beauty– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music: Tchaikovsky Director: Valentina Sudakova Reviewer: Lu Greer Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale which has seen many incarnations, from multiple ballet companies to pantomimes, which often means that new runs of it are forced to try and modernise and to adapt their performances. The Russian State Ballet, however, chooses to keep things very traditional in both costume and in ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part I

Over the next week we shall be looking at the shows that have got our regional editors excited in 2014. Today we shall be looking at Ireland, South East and North East &Yorkshire. Are you excited by any of these productions? Share what you think in the comments section below. IRELAND: Ciara Murphy Here at The Public Reviews in Ireland, ...

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Cinderella– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer and Director: Richard Gauntlett Reviewer: Lu Greer It’s that time of year once again when theatres up and down the country drop the musicals, the operas and the plays to be replaced with big wigs, mad dresses and a crumbling fourth wall in the organised chaos that is panto season. This year’s offering at the Norwich Theatre Royal, from ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book: Stephen Elliott and Allan Scott Director: Simon Phillips Reviewer: Lu Greer [Rating:3.5]   Priscilla Queen of the Desert tells the story of the drag queens Mitzi (Jason Donovan), Bernadette (Richard Grieve) and Felicia (Graham Weaver) as they travel through Australia to reunite Mitzi with his long estranged son, and they do so in style with big songs, bigger dresses, ...

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