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Son of a Preacher Man – Darlington Hippodrome

A woman leans over a man bent backwards over a table

Writer: Warner Brown Director & Musical Staging: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Mark Clegg Just when you think that the trend for jukebox musicals has exhausted every famous pop act’s back catalogue, along comes another one. To be fair, the songs of Dusty Springfield offer a rich and varied repertoire on which to base a musical but as Son of a ...

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Saturday Night Fever – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Adaptation: Robert Stigwood &Bill Oakes Music &Lyrics: The Bee Gees Director: Ryan McBryde Choreographer: Andrew Wright Designer: Simon Kenny Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys 1976, Brooklyn. Tony Manero, a 19 year old New Yorker with a dead-end job and an extraordinary talent, is desperate to see the world outside of his borough and the only way out is through dance. This Theatre ...

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Radio Times The Musical – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Book: Abi Grant &Alex Armitage Music: Noel Gay Choreographer: Alistair David Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:4.5] Radio Times The Musical is a joyous, overtly enjoyable and unforgettable show to watch, that leaves you uplifted and chock-full delightful, warm, entertaining memories. The show is set within Piccadilly’s Criterion Theatre during 1940’s war-torn London. The audience initially view the ...

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Radio Times – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Music: Noel Gay Book: Abi Grant and Alex Armitage Director: Caroline Leslie Musical Director: Paul Herbert Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3]   Seventy years ago the BBC was hard at work broadcasting morale-boosting variety shows to raise the flagging wartime spirit. Twenty years ago those broadcasts were brought to the stage in musical form. Radio Times didn’t run as long as ...

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Radio Times – Derby Theatre

Music: Noel Gay Book: Abi Grant and Alex Armitage Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4.5] As the nights are drawing in, what could be better than spending an evening enjoying the warm glow of some good, old-fashioned entertainment? Radio Times tells the story of a group of wartime radio entertainers, about to broadcast to America for the first time. ...

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