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American Idiot – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day  Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty Green Day’s exciting rock musical, American Idiot is on the road for its third UK tour, celebrating its 10th anniversary. The fast-paced show stops by Milton Keynes Theatre to rock the stage and bring Green Day’s 2004 album of the same ...

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American Idiot – The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day  Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Green Day‘s explosive rock musical American Idiot is back in Birmingham as it celebrates its 10th anniversary and also the 15th anniversary of the influential, Grammy-award winning concept album on which it is based. Winner of two Tony Awards, American Idiot tells the ...

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American Idiot – The Palace Theatre, Manchester 

Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong  Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer  Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Victoria Morris In an age where jukebox musicals are dominating the theatrical scene, political frustrations are openly expressed within the media and mental health is (and rightly so) an open topic of conversation, Selladoor’s current UK tour of American Idiot seems somewhat surprisingly ...

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REVIEW: Summer Holiday – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Adaptation: Michael Gyngell & Mark Haddigan from the screenplay by Ronald Cass and Peter Myers Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Taking as its source the classic 1963 Cliff Richard movie, Summer Holiday is a feather light piece of escapism for all the family with a hard-working, talented cast and more than a few much-loved, familiar tunes. ...

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Summer Holiday: The Musical – Darlington Hippodrome

Based on the film screenplay by Ronald Cass and Peter Myers Adapted by Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Mark Clegg Amazingly it has been five-and-a-half decades since Cliff Richard boarded a London Bus and toured Europe in the movie Summer Holiday, and it remains a firm favourite from a bygone era. Now, no doubt ...

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Summer Holiday: The Musical – The Grand, Leeds

Stage adaptation: Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan (based on the film Summer Holiday) Music: Bob Wicks Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Assistant Director and Choreographer: Blair Anderson Reviewer: Janet Jepson It's summer 1963 and everyone is keen to get away from it all, escape the daily grind and the dreary weather, and go on a Summer Holiday “where the sun ...

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Knights of the Rose – Arts Theatre, London

Creator: Jennifer Marsden Director and choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Stephen Bates Perhaps it is inevitable that Game of Thrones: The Musical, will hit our stages one day, but, in the meantime, we have to make do with this fusion of classic rock anthems and a tale of heroism, bloodletting and tepid romance, set in a medieval kingdom where knights brandish ...

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Summer Holiday – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Adapted by Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan from Ronald Cass and Peter Myers’ original screenplay Director: Racky Plews (also choreographer) Reviewer: Kelyn Luther Starring: Ray Quinn, Bobby Crush Based on the British holiday classic Summer Holiday, this stage adaptation crams even more of Cliff’s classic tunes into the film’s rather odd plot. A group of young mechanics who are ...

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