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Quartet – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Ronald Harwood Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Cathy Swaby There has always been something compelling about a story that challenges our fear of mortality and growing old. Unlike the standard role of grandparent, wise bearded wizard or grumpy old man, it is refreshing when we are shown actors giving more guileless, positive impressions of being one step nearer the grave. ...

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Quartet – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Ronald Harwood Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Growing older is compulsory – or at least, better than the alternative, most would agree. What Writer, Ronald Harwood, seems to be suggesting is that what matters isn’t the physical fact of ageing, but how we cope mentally with the changes it inevitably brings. He tells his story through the eyes ...

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Quartet – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Ronald Harwood   Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Molly Richardson Quartet tells of four retired and aging opera singers, who have taken residence in a care home. First, we meet trio Cecily (Wendi Peters), Reggie (Jeff Rawle) and Wilfred (Paul Nicholas), who are unearthing the mystery of who the new ‘star’ resident is to be – there are mixed reactions ...

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A Christmas Carol – Blackpool Opera House

Paul Nicholas as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

Music and Lyrics: Alan Menken &Lynn Ahrens Book: Mike Ockrent &Lynn Ahrens Original story: Charles Dickens Director: Kyle Davies Reviewer: Matt Forrest   Panto season is in full swing at this time of year, but fairytales and jolly japes aren’t everyone’s cup of tea so, if you’re looking for something a little different to get your festive juices flowing, then ...

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Tommy: The Rock Opera – Opera House Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Director: Paul Nicholas Book: Pete Townshend &Des McAnuff Music &Lyrics: Pete Townshend Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   Tommy: The Rock Opera comes with an old school multi-media history: first an album, then a concert, then a film and finally in 1992, the perhaps inevitable musical. This production casts Joe McElderry in the titular rôle and as an X-Factor winner from ...

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Blockbuster The Musical – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music &Lyrics: Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman Book: David Soames Director: Paul Nicholas Reviewer: Selwyn Knight One can see why, in an age of increasing uncertainty, theatre producers might turn to the juke box musical. The target audience is already familiar with the songs, and if you can get a big enough star to front it, you have a ready-made ...

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Cats – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: T. S. Elliot Director: Chrissie Cartwright Reviewer: Chris Williams Cats is one of the most well known and long running British musicals – its original West End run lasted 21 years – and it’s also fondly remembered by audiences and original cast members, which included such theatre legends as Elaine Paige, Brian Blessed and Paul ...

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NEWS: Paul Nicholas stars in Blockbuster the musical on UK Tour.

It has been announced that musical theatre stalwart and TV personality Paul Nicholas will star in Blockbuster the Musical later on this year. Blockbuster the Musical will feature the chart-busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 70's and 80's, and will get its world premiere at the Orchard ...

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