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Golem – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer and Director: Suzanne Andrade Film, Animation and Design: Paul Barritt Music: Lillian Henley Reviewer: Daryl Holden The world that 1927’s Golem portrays is one of social decline. A world where individualism leads down the path to nonexistence and consumerism inevitably ends up at the top of the food chain. By all means, it’s a story that the theatre seems ...

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My Country; a work in progress – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Verbatim with Carol Ann Duffy Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: John Roberts Playing for just three nights at the Liverpool Playhouse before Easter weekend, the National Theatre should by all accounts be playing to sold out houses at the Liverpool Playhouse, but this is just not the case with their current UK tour of My Country; a work in progress. ...

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Wonderland – Edinburgh Playhouse

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Book: Gregory Boyd (from the works of Lewis Caroll) Music: Frank Wildhorn Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Dominic Corr It isn’t often that Scotland is privy to the grand European première of a musical. Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland is doing just this, arriving into the Edinburgh Playhouse prior to touring the UK. Plummeting down the rabbit hole, or rather the elevator shaft of ...

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Mamma Mia! – Edinburgh Playhouse

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Music &Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus &Stig Anderson Book: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Sometimes, all you need at this time of year is to escape the hustle and bustle of festive shopping, freezing temperatures and the shock of your ever-dwindling bank account. 17 years after its first appearance on stage, Benny Andersson ...

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Keep Dancing – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Director: Emma Rogers Choreographer: Emma Rogers, Innis Robertson King &Robin Windsor Reviewer: Rachel Watson If any fans of last year’s Strictly Come Dancing winners Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani were asked to name a favourite dance of theirs, it is most likely to be their Pulp Fiction themed Jive in week three of the series. It was quite possibly their ...

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The Merry Wives – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Barry Rutter Reviewer: Abbie Rippon The Merry Wives of Windsor is one of Shakespeare’s lesser performed plays. There is good reason for this. Very few people like to hear a bad word said about the bard but The Merry Wives isn’t his best work. It’s a bit barmy. The plot revolves around Sir John Falstaff (of ...

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Annie – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

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Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Dominic Corr For just shy of forty years, Annie has often proven to be one of the most popular and sickeningly sweet musicals ever to grace the stage. This new production, however, manages to downplay the sugar and generate some genuine chemistry between its characters. The plot ...

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