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Oliver! – The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Director: Sally Lyall Musical Director: Tommie Travers Reviewer: Mark O’Neill With a cast numbering more than 60, Captivate Theatre’s adaptation of Oliver! is bursting with energy, full of emotion and humorous from beginning to end. Lionel Bart's musical adaptationof Charles Dickens’ famous novel is interwoven with classic musical theatre hits including Food Glorious Food, I’d Do Anything and Consider Yourself, ...

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Oliver! – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Book, Music and Lyrics: Lionel Bart Director: Christopher Elmer-Gorry Reviewer: Claire Going Bart’s beloved adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel is a firm favourite with young and old alike, and a stock production for youth theatres across the globe.  It is, therefore, a challenge for any theatre company to produce an Oliver! that is both distinctive and freshly entertaining, but the Royal ...

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Brian Conley: Alive and Dangerous – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen We have seen him perform in top musical productions, capture the nation’s heart on television, and leave the audience in stitches in panto - and while his latest tour, Brian Conley: Alive and Dangerous, might not be the most spellbinding production he's ever appeared in, it never purports to be either. From the very beginning, a joke ...

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Tell Me On A Sunday – The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Don Black Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: Mary Scriven   Jodie Prenger shot to fame when she won BBC 1’s I’d Do Anything and went on to star in Cameron Mackintosh’s revival production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and if you go to see the latest production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don ...

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Oliver! Summer Youth Project 2015 – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Music, Lyrics and Book by: Lionel Bart Director: Richard Peakman Musical Director: Melanie Crouch Reviewer: Dan English Audiences were on their feet after a West-End standard display from the cast of Oliver!performed as a culmination of the Summer Youth Project at Dartford's Orchard Theatre. Telling the well-known story of the orphan Oliver, the mammoth cast (made up of 100 young ...

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Dick Tracy – The Civic, Barnsley

Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Rosie Revell The Man With The Hat Is Back! Ooops- wrong show! but highly appropriate, as world -famous, yellow loving, square jawed “by the book” comic strip detective Dick Tracy returns and is given the Le Navet Bete treatment. To those uninitiated, that treatment is a highly clever and hysterically funny in this slightly silly show; ...

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The Real Life of Brian Conley – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Laura Maley Brian Conley, a Saturday night variety TV star since the late 1980s, kicks off his new tour, The Real Life of Brian Conley’ in Salford at The Lowry, with an audience brimming with enthusiasm for his blend of nostalgic comedy and music. Early on stuntman alter ego Dangerous Brian makes an appearance and catchphrase ‘It’s a puppet!’ ...

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Oliver ! – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Charles Dickens Book, Music and Lyrics: Lionel Bart Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Not to be missed this festive season is the musical Oliver! by Lionel Bart. This exuberant performance has the audience captivated from the opening scenes, when thirty children raise the roof singing Food Glorious Food. The cruelty of life in a Victorian workhouse is exposed ...

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