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Once In A Lifetime – The Young Vic, London

Writers: Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman Adapter: Christopher Hart Director: Richard Jones Reviewer: Tom Finch Richard Jones’ revival of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman Hollywood satire Once in a Lifetime follows the fortunes of three Vaudevillians who head west having smelled profit in the burgeoning ‘Talkie’ film industry. In an era of great upheaval in a young ...

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Sister Act – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Cheri and Bill Steinkellner Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Director &choreographer: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood brings his new production of Sister Act on an extensive UK tour, including its stop in Leeds. The musical is based on the smash hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith. Many know the ...

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The Trial – Young Vic, London

Writer: Franz Kafka Adapter: Nick Gill Director: Richard Jones Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The relationship between state control and individual liberty has long been a thorny issue, so any encroachment on what are seen as the essential rights and freedoms of citizens can cause uproar. Naturally then this area has proved fruitful for writers and dramatists keen to explore extreme societies ...

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WNO: Hansel and Gretel – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Director: Richard Jones Reviewer: Laura Hesketh Richard Jones’ Hansel and Gretel is a deliciously dark interpretation of the iconic fairy tale, which dwells on themes of gluttony and starvation, rather than fantastical witches and fairies, which will leave most hungry for more. The production truly captures the essence of the Brothers Grimm’s tale, and ...

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WNO: Hansel and Gretel – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Director: Richard Jones Reviewer: Marina Spark The Welsh National Opera is currently touring their production of the bleak, often frightening Brothers Grimm fairy taleHansel and Gretel. The production is more true to the Brothers Grimm than the romanticised later versions of the classic tale. The opera begins in a small, dreary, empty kitchen. Hansel ...

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Welsh National Opera: Hansel and Gretel, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Engelbert Humperdinck Libretto: Adelheid Wette English Translation: David Poutney Director: Richard Jones Revival Director: Benjamin Davis Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Reviewer: Lauren Wilson A beautiful take on the classic fairy tale, Welsh National Opera’s version of Hansel and Gretel lures the audience into a land of make-believe where anything might be possible. When Hansel and Gretel are left hungry and ...

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Miracle on 34th Street – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

The cast of Miracle on 34th Street

Music, Book and Lyrics: Meredith Willson Choreographer: Richard Jones Musical Director: Ben Holder Director: Paul Taylor Mills Reviewer: Pete Benson The Miracle on 34th Street musical is based on the 1947 film of the same name which has become an iconic Christmas perennial. The key to the success of the movie is the performance of Edmund Gwenn as the man ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Temple Church, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Direction: Ben Horslen, John Risebero Choreography: Richard Jones Reviewer: Lucy Thackray Antic Disposition’s Romeo and Juliet is performed in the atmospheric Temple Church, built by the Knights Templar in the 12th century. You find it via an intriguing, windy route through this area (notable for the Royal Courts of Justice and many other legal chambers) and into ...

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