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Miss Saigon – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Alain Boublil & Richard Maltby Jr. Book: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Iris Beaumont The heat is certainly on in Manchester as Claude-Michel Schönberg  and Alain Boublil’s Madame Butterfly inspired musical lands in the city as part of its Uk Tour. Schönberg and Boublil’s emotional musical is set during the Vietnam war and ...

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Miss Saigon – Curve, Leicester

Book and Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Richard Maltby Jr and Alain Boublil with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Everything about this touring production of Miss Saigon is big. The cast is big – nearly forty cast members are named in the programme – the orchestra is big – 15 credited musicians –  the sets and ...

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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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Just Jim Dale – Vaudeville Theatre, London

  Writer: Jim Dale Director: Richard Maltby Jr Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   It’s not often a star gets a near standing ovation at the start of their show but the cacophony of applause that greets Jim Dale as he first appears on the Vaudeville stage is some indication of how much the one-time Carry On star is still loved in ...

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NEWS: A princely home for Miss Saigon

It comes as no surprise to anyone that FINALLY it’s been announced that Miss Saigon will make a long awaited return to the West End to The Prince Edward theatre in May 2014 – almost 25 years since the original production opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Following the announcement last week that Jersey Boys would be moving home ...

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