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Beautiful – Liverpool Empire

Book: Douglas McGrath Music/Lyrics: Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil Director: Marc Bruni Reviewer: John Roberts “These songs are about me, and who better to sing them than myself” A powerful statement that is delivered towards the middle of Act Two, when Carole King, here played with an assured and confident performance from Bronté Barbé realises that actually, ...

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Beautiful– The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Book by: Douglas McGrath Music & Lyrics: Carole King & Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weill Director: Marc Bruni Choreography: Josh Prince Reviewer: Taylor Simmons Beautiful, the modern jukebox musical based on the life and music of Carole King, is the perfect ‘step back in time’. The show chronicles King’s rise to stardom from awkward 16-year-old songwriter, through her ...

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Douglas McGrath Music & Lyrics: Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann Director: Marc Bruni Reviewer: Maggie Constable Winner of Tony, Olivier and Grammy awards, Beautiful The Carole King Musical wends its way to Milton Keynes Theatre this week, its second stop on this leg of its U.K tour. The London production at the Aldwych Theatre has ...

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Love Me Tender – EmpireTheatre, Liverpool

Book: Joe Dipietro Musical Director: Patrick Hurley Director/Choreographer: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin   If you're gong to have a high-octane blast of Elvis Presley numbers you're definitely going to be All Shook Up. And that's just what Love Me Tender does: It shakes up the accepted musical show genre. In effect it is a spoof of musicals set in ...

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Dance ‘Til Dawn – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Writer: Ed Curtis Director: Karen Bruce Choreographers: Karen Bruce, Vincent Simone &Flavia Cacace Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Dance 'Til Dawn is Strictly Come Dancing favourites' Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace’s hybrid theatre show: part musical theatre, part dance showcase and perfect exhibition of the sublime skills of the dancing duo. Ed Curtis' story is flimsy fun: a comedy murder mystery, film ...

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