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Company – Gielgud Theatre

Book: George Furth Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Marianne Elliott Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Genuine insight is rare – and is marked by being something completely obvious as a truth, though the thought may not have occurred to you before. Premiering in 1970 as a musical about contemporary attitudes to sexuality and relationship status, it ruffled feathers, won awards and revealed that ...

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The Last Ship – Theatre Royal, York

Music and Lyrics: Sting Writer/Director: Lorne Campbell                              Original Book: John Logan and Brian York Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Sting’s The Last Ship has been touring since March with York Theatre’s Royal marking the penultimate stop on this successful tour.  Due to technical issues on the night of this review, the musical started half an hour later.  With the complex hi-tech ...

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The Last Ship – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Book: Lorne Campbell (original book by John Logan & Brian Yorkey) Music & Lyrics: Sting Director: Lorne Campbell Designer: Fifty Nine Productions Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Sting’s musical love song to his Tyneside homeland, The Last Ship, is in his own words to: “repay a debt” to the area he left early in his career. Starting life unsuccessfully in the US, ...

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The Last Ship – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music and Lyrics: Sting Book: Lorne Campbell Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: James Garrington New musicals as striking as The Last Ship don’t come along very often. Strictly speaking, this is not a new musical, though – it premiered in 2014 in Chicago before transferring to Broadway for a brief run. Since then it has been reworked, and it’s this new version ...

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The Last Ship – Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Music & Lyrics: Sting Book: Lorne Campbell Musical Director: Richard John Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Mark Clegg Sting’s musical The Last Ship premiered in 2014 in Chicago before transferring to Broadway. A passion project for Sting who was born and raised in Wallsend, Newcastle – the heartland of the shipbuilding industry, an original story of the decline of British industry ...

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Guys and Dolls – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Runyonland is a strange place. It inhabits Broadway, but it’s not the glitzy neon Broadway; no Runyonland is the seedier underbelly, a Broadway of the Great Depression and Prohibition, peopled by those outside the law: hoodlums and criminals ...

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Guys and Dolls – Bristol Hippodrome

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer:Claire Hayes Marry the Man Today may not seem the sort of sentiment to be accepted lightly by a theatre-going audience in 2016, especially given the blatant shortcomings of the potential grooms. Hitching up with low-life crap shooters Nathan Detroit and ...

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Guys and Dolls – New Theatre, Cardiff

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Book: Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, from Damon Runyon’s short stories Music and Lyrics: Frank Loesser Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer:Jaclyn Martin Even the most seasoned gamblers can find themselves playing with high stakes in the game of love – Guys and Dolls is the latest in a season of shows involving swindlers, spies and shysters at Cardiff’s New Theatre this ...

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