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Ghost: The Musical – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Book and lyrics: Bruce Joel Rubin Music and lyrics: Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Edie R [rating:3] Seven months after being exorcised from the West End to make room for ‘Viva Forever’, ‘Ghost: The Musical’ is back in London. And it’s a bit… insubstantial. The concept of the story, taken from Jerry Zucker’s Oscar-winning film of ...

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The Phantom of the Opera, Empire Theatre – Liverpool

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Charles Hart Additional Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Helen Patrick [Rating:5] Way beneath the Paris Opera House living in darkness and shadow, the Phantom haunts the theatre and its cast, what will he do to ensure it runs to his liking? The story of Phantom of the Opera is taken from the original ...

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Ruddigore – Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Music: Arthur Sullivan Words: William Schwenck Gilbert Director: Jo Davies Conductor: Timothy Henty Reviewer: Edie R [rating:4.5]   When Ruddygore, the tenth Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, opened in January 1887, its composer Arthur Sullivan recorded that “the audience showed dissatisfaction”; and the comic double-act embarked on a programme of revisions, cuts and plot re-workings to rectify their reception, even altering ...

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