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Matilda: The Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: Dennis Kelly Music/Lyrics: Tim Minchin Director Matthew Warchus The success of Matilda: The Musical, like its titular hero, should not be underestimated. Having premiered eight years ago at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s touching tale of an unlikely friendship champions the underdog despite the harshest of ...

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Ghost the Musical – New Theatre, Oxford

Book: Bruce Joel Rubin Music: Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard Lyrics: Bruce Joel Rubin, Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Mary Tapper If you are going to take an iconic film from the 90s, starring such huge names as Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg, and rework it for the stage, then you had better do it ...

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NEWS: Jamie Lloyd helms Back to the Future the Musical

Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale are working with Universal Stage Productions (Wicked and Billy Elliot), London-based producer Colin Ingram (Ghost – The Musical) and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment to develop a stage musical version of their iconic film Back to the Future. It will be produced with Donovan Mannato and CJ E&M. The new musical will have a book by ...

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Ghost The Musical – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book: Bruce Joel Robin Music: Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard Lyrics: Bruce Joel Robin, Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The theme of lives cut short and spirits unready for the afterlife because of work unfinished has been a staple of the entertainment industry, with Ghost The Musical being the latest exploration of the theme. But ...

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Scrooge – The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Based on the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: Naomi Stevens [rating:4] With a multitude of catchy numbers and a fabulously festive story, Scrooge contains the ingredients for an entertaining family production. Of course, the story is not a new one. A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, has been told in many forms ...

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Ghost The Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Story: Bruce Joel Rubin Music and lyrics: Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:4.5] Ghost The Musical, on at Milton Keynes this week, is the stage adaptation from a film, among a proliferation around at the moment. It is based on the much-loved 1990 Jerry Zucker classic which most people will probably have seen, although ...

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Ghost The Musical – Opera House, Manchester

Book and Lyrics: Bruce Joel Rubin Music &Lyrics: Dave Stewart &Glen Ballard Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Helen Patrick [Rating:4.5] Ghost, the ultimate love story, bought to our screens over twenty years ago with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze gets a powerful and emotive transfer to the stage and returns to Manchester following its original outing in 2011. The musical like ...

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GHOST The Musical – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Bruce Joel Rubin Music and Lyrics: Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:5] GHOST the film first graced our screens in 1990 and was an instant hit with audiences worldwide. With a memorable cast, a firmly associated soundtrack and a devastating love story that tugs at even the hardiest of heartstrings the decision to ...

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