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Sleeping Beauty – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music: Tchaikovsky Director &Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating:4]   Matthew Bourne’s new show Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance marks the completion of his trio of Tchaikovsky’s classics (the other two of course being The Nutcracker and Swan Lake), and the twenty fifth anniversary of his company. In Bourne’sre-imaginingof the classic, the narrative sticks to the classic story of ...

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Blood Brothers – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson, Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating:4.0]   When the curtain opens onto the scene of two bodies and a crowd of mourners it seems a reasonable guess to say that Blood Brothers will be a tragic show. As the spot light falls on Marti Pellow this assumption would appear to be confirmed as he ...

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Le Nozze di Figaro – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Michael Grandage Revival Director: Ian Rutherford Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating:4.0]   As the Marriage of Figaro opens with its classic, universally known overture, the curtain lifts on what appears to be a manor just outside of Seville, as any classic version of the opera would have. As the audience are introduced to Susanna and Figaro ...

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Oliver! – Norwich Theatre Royal

Writer and Composer: Lionel Bart Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Lu Greer [Rating:4.5] Oliver!, the story of the poor little orphan who befriends a group of thieves and miscreants before eventually finding his way to his real home, has seen its fair share of adaptations; with plays, musicals, television shows and even on film. It would seem entirely possible then, for ...

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