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Funny Girl – Liverpool Empire

Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl

Music: Julie Styne Lyrics: Bob Merrill Book: Isobel Lennart Revised Book: Harvey Fierstein Director: Michael Mayer Reviewer: John Roberts Sheridan Smith is a performer who, over the past few years, has had her own demons to quash and battled regularly with press intrusion, so it is no surprise that she brings real weight and gravitas to the role of Fanny ...

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The Last Tango – Liverpool Empire Theatre

flavia cacace vincent simone last tango

Director &Co-choreographer: Karen Bruce Co-choreographers: Vincent Simone &Flavia Cacace Reviewer: John Roberts   Strictly Come Dancing stars and world tango champions Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have over the past five years brought us the theatrical productions Midnight Tango and Dance ‘Til Dawn both excellent productions in their own right, which beautifully showcased the pair's love of tango and of ...

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Dance ‘Til Dawn – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Writer: Ed Curtis Director: Karen Bruce Choreographers: Karen Bruce, Vincent Simone &Flavia Cacace Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Dance 'Til Dawn is Strictly Come Dancing favourites' Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace’s hybrid theatre show: part musical theatre, part dance showcase and perfect exhibition of the sublime skills of the dancing duo. Ed Curtis' story is flimsy fun: a comedy murder mystery, film ...

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The Snowman – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Raymond Briggs - adapted for the stage by Robert North, Howard Blake and Bill Alexander Music: Howard Blake Director: Bill Alexander Reviewer: Adrian Twist [rating:2.5] The Snowman is based on the book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson. A young boy builds a snowman one Christmas Eve, later that night on the stroke of midnight ...

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I Dreamed a Dream – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Director: Ed Curtis Musical Supervisor/Director/Orchestrations: Kenny Aitchinson Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Maureen Hylands [rating:5]   It's said that the words of a song are only as good as the singer, otherwise they don't mean as much. From the moment the curtain rose, the air is filled with magic, a magic that happily stays with us until the final curtain call. ...

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