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Reasons to be Cheerful – Liverpool Everyman

Writer: Paul Sirett Music: Derek Hussey, Chaz Jankel and John Kelly Director: Jenny Sealey Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Are you sitting comfortably … then forget it. Feeling comfortable is the last thing you’ll find with this show, which is billed as a raucous musical. Raucous does not begin to cover the foul-mouthed, hot-tempered and politically strident show featuring the hits of ...

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Reasons to Be Cheerful – Derby Theatre

Book: Paul Sirett Music & Lyrics: Ian Dury and the Blockheads Director: Jenny Sealey Reviewer: Dave Smith Like many UK acts that emerged in the late 1970s that were different to the family-friendly pop or bland disco that had previously dominated the charts, Ian Dury and the Blockheads were labelled as punk or new wave. Yet Ian Dury had been a ...

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The Who’s Tommy – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Three young men dancing in front of a statue

Music & Lyrics: Pete Townsend Book: Pete Townsend & Des McAnuff Additional Music & Lyrics: John Entwistle & Keith Moon Director: Kerry Michael Reviewer:  John Kennedy Described as the Rock Musical reborn for a new generation there may well be a smattering of the My Generation here tonight who heard it first time round. The essential summertime news circulating in 1969 was that The Who were ...

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NEWS: Essex theatre to seek and support best new talent

The Mercury Theatre, Colchester is today [15 October 2015] announcing a major new programme -Mercury Talent- to support and develop people who want to work in the arts and creative industries. The centrepiece of the programme is a collaboration between the Mercury Theatre and the University of Essex - the Essex Playwriting Competition &Festival will offer a chance for budding ...

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Mods And Rox – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Paul Sirett Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3]   Musical theatre never ceases to amaze by its inventiveness. The most unlikely of source material is endlessly transformed into song and dance shows. Edmond Rostand’s 1897 verse play, Cyrano de Bergerac, has been adapted many times over the years, but never has this tale of ...

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