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The Pajama Game – Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Music/Lyrics: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Book: George Abbott and Richard Bissell Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: John Roberts There is a charming energy that engulfs this revival of The Pajama Game based on Richard Bissell’s novel 7½ Cents. A musical that has all the ingredients of a classic musical of the era – strong leads, stunning choreography, and deliciously flamboyant ...

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NEWS: The Pajama Game announces full West End cast

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton join the cast of the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre’s sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton reprise their rôles as Vernon Hines and Hasler, with Gary Wilmot taking over the rôle of Vernon Hines from 2 June. ...

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Ghosts – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Heinrik Ibsen, adapted by Richard Eyre Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Mary Halton [rating:5] Transferring from its successful run at the Almeida last year, Richard Eyre’s adaptation of Ghosts gives all impression of bursting on to the stage, but more truthfully edges in quietly from the wings and takes a little time to settle itself before delivering what may already ...

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Stephen Ward – Aldwych Theatre, London

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Book and Lyrics: Christopher Hampton and Don Black Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:4] In 1963, when the Kennedy assassination rocked the world, Britain was still shaking from the seismic effects of the Profumo Scandal. John Profumo, Minister of War, had been sharing a mistress, Christine Keeler, with a naval attache at the Soviet Embassy, ...

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NEWS: The Pajama Game Heads To Shaftesbury Theatre

Following a critically acclaimed, sold out run, producers have today announced that Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of The Pajama Game will transfer to the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End on 1 May, playing until 13 September 2014. Joanna Riding will reprise her rôle for the transfer and will be joined by nd Michael Xavier who has replaced original cast ...

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Ghosts – Almeida, London

Writer: Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Richard Eyre Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Robert Cottingham [rating:5] By some strange coincidence there are currently two productions of Ibsen’s play being produced in London. Stephen Unwin’s new staging opened recently in Kingston upon Thames and here is a dark production from Richard Eyre for the Almeida. It’s a stark play, with much of the ...

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The Pajama Game – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Words and music: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Book: George Abbott and Richard Bissel Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Old Broadway classics seem to flourish in the rarefied air of West Sussex and it is hard to shake the feeling that Chichester has done it again with a revival of The Pajama Game. No stranger to big American ...

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Quartermaine’s Terms – Wyndham’s Theatre, London

Writer: Simon Gray Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:5] Rowan Atkinson makes a triumphant return to the West End in a new production of Simon Gray’s 1981 play, Quartermaine’s Terms. As St John Quartermaine, Atkinson has a rôle that was made for him, and his performance and the production lives up to its promise. Set in the staff-room of ...

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