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Flowers for Mrs Harris – Chichester Festival Theatre 

Book: Rachel Wagstaff based on the novel by Paul Gallico Music and Lyrics: Richard Taylor Director: Daniel Evans  Reviewer: Simon Topping  Director Daniel Evans brings this award-winning 2016 musical, from his previous creative home in Sheffield, to Chichester for its first outing since its revision and shortening of act one. Set in a food and clothes rationed, shell-shocked, south London ...

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Flowers for Mrs Harris – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Book: Rachel Wagstaff based on the original by Paul Gallico Music and Lyrics: Richard Taylor Director: Daniel Evans Designer: Lez Brotherston Musical Director: Tom Brady Reviewer: Fiona Hannon This new musical adaptation of Paul Gallico’s original book is the final production for Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director, Daniel Evans before he moves on to take charge of Chichester Festival Theatre. During ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Flowers for Mrs Harris

Daniel Evanshas today [26 February] announced casting for his final production as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres. The world première ofFlowers for Mrs HarrisbyRichard TaylorandRachel Wagstaff will include isMoyo Akandé,Anna-Jane Casey,Rebecca Caine,Luke Dale, David Durham,Louis Maskell,Mark Meadows,Laura Pitt-PulfordandNicola Sloane. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico, Flowers For Mrs Harris is the story of one woman’s dream of achieving the ...

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Pride and Prejudice – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Dramatised by Simon Reade from the novel written by Jane Austen Director: Tamara Harvey Music: Richard Taylor Choreographer: Scott Ambler Reviewer: Janet Jepson There’s a timeless quality about classic novels such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and that is faithfully retained in this stage adaptation by Simon Reade currently running at the beautiful Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. traditionally it ...

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Whistle Down the Wind – The Union Theatre, London

Book: Mary Hayley Bell Composer and Lyricist: Richard Taylor Adaptor: Russell Labey Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Scott Stait As Christmas nears, the children of a small Lancashire village in the late 1950s discover a man they believe to be Jesus Christ living in a barn, and endeavor to keep it a secret until the time is right. A show that ...

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The Sheffield Mysteries – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Chris Bush Music: Richard Taylor Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The mediaeval tradition of Mystery plays, in which Bible stories are brought to life by singers and actors, has come to Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, and been given a modern twist and a local South Yorkshire flavour. Over a hundred actors and musicians are engaged in bringing this Sheffield ...

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Whistle Down the Wind – The Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Book: Mary Hayley Bell Composer and Lyricist: Richard Taylor Adaptor: Russell Labey Director: Jeremy James Taylor Choreographer: Kay Shepherd Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:4]   One of the National Youth Music Theatre’s summer productions this year is Whistle Down the Wind based on the book by Mary Hayley Bell, mother of the 1961 film’s child star Hayley Mills. It was not ...

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