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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  – The London Palladium

Book and Lyrics: Tim Rice Music:Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Way, way back many decades ago, not long after Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice began, a musical phenomenon was born in a school hall. More than 50 years later this gateway show to a lifelong love of theatre is back at the London Palladium for ...

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Guys & Dolls – The Mill at Sonning

Music/Lyrics: Frank Loesser Book: Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows Director: Joseph Pitcher Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones Guys & Dolls is a cheeky, energetic romp through 1950s Manhattan – where gamblers, dime-store crooks, perky nightclub singers, and despairing missionaries criss-cross under the bright lights of Broadway. Amiable nogoodnik Nathan Detroit (Stephane Anelli) runs himself ragged in search of a location for his ...

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Sasha Regan’s Iolanthe – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Cathy Swaby Gilbert and Sullivan’s uproarious satirical operetta Iolanthe is a must see this week at Brighton’s Theatre Royal, a somewhat miniature Savoy, the home of the 1882 original show, with its velvet Victorian interiors. Iolanthemay be antiquated but it is classic, and the mischievous references spark intrigue and tears of ...

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Closer Than Ever – The Pheasantry, London

The Cast of Closer Than Ever

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Richard Maltby Jr. Musical Director: Nick Barstow Reviewer: Daniel Perks   As a self-described “bookless book musical”, Closer Than Ever is an apt choice for a low-lit café – candles grace the tables and a discerning audience sip wine and or/ coffee while listening to the four performers take centre stage. Originally written by Richard Maltby ...

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