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The House on Cold Hill – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Writer: Peter James Adapter: Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Simon Topping It’s 2019 and the Harcourt family have taken the plunge to move to a beguiling 18th-century manor house just outside Brighton, which has laid empty since the late 1980s. Ollie Harcourt (Joe McFadden - Casualty star and Strictly Come Dancing winner) has sold his advertising business in the ...

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The House on Cold Hill – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Peter James Adaptor: Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Frances Scott Plunging all their money into a rundown 1750s manor in Sussex, the Harcourt family have packed up their city life and relocated for a chance at country living. Freelance web designer, Ollie (Joe McFadden, Heartbeat and Holby City), his high-powered solicitor wife, Caro (Rita Simons, EastEnders) and their sixteen-year-old ...

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The House on Cold Hill – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Peter James Adaptor: Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Alex Ramon Stage adaptations of the best-selling crime novels of Peter James have proved quite successful in the last few years, in touring productions with casts made up of popular, TV-familiar actors. Directed by Ian Talbot and written by James's regular adapter Shaun McKenna, The House on Cold Hill continues that ...

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The House on Cold Hill – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Shaun McKenna from the book by Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Ollie needs a new challenge. He’s sold his advertising agency for megabucks and set himself up as a web designer – albeit one who can’t set up his own wifi. He and solicitor wife Caro have used the proceeds to buy Cold Hill House, an ...

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The House on Cold Hill – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Writer: Shaun McKenna from the book by Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: James Garrington Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things that you can do. Some moves, though, can be more stressful than others, as Ollie Harcourt and his family find out. They have bought the house of their dreams – and from being ...

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Legally Blonde, Theatre Royal, Brighton

Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde

Music and Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Book: Heather Hach Director: Anthony Williams Reviewer: Simon Topping Vibrant colours, bouncing movement and upbeat music greet the audience as we meet the peppy sisters of the Delta Nu sorority.  This is the exuberant start, of the silly, sparkling entertaining and vibrant, Legally Blonde. Nearing the end of its UK tour, this current ...

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Legally Blonde – Liverpool Empire

Music & Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin Book: Heather Hach Director: Anthony Williams Reviewer: John Roberts  Legally Blonde is currently on week 40 of its current UK tour being produced by UK Productions. Overall this is a highly enjoyable and energetic version under the direction of Anthony Williams, which has plenty of original touches that separate it from past versions. It does, however, ...

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Legally Blonde The Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Heather Hach Music and Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Director: Anthony Williams Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty Omigod you guys! Legally Blonde has arrived at Milton Keynes Theatre on a bright pink cloud, bringing with it plenty of prep, lots of laughs and a brilliant wardrobe. The musical, adapted from the 2001 hit film starring Reece Witherspoon, is fun from beginning to end and has ...

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