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The Light in the Piazza – Royal Festival Hall, London

Composer and lyricist: Adam Guettel Writer: Craig Lucas Director Daniel Evans Reviewer: Stephen Bates Once upon a time, wealthy Americans could stroll through Italian cities, unhampered by hordes of other tourists, and get swept off their feet by the pick of the lusty locals. The Light in the Piazza harks back to the 1950s, when air travel was established and ...

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Eugenius – The Other Palace, London

Book, Music and Lyrics: Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins Director: Ian Talbort Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Every superhero has an alter-ego, overlooked, geeky and far too human, someone who must hide their true self under capes and luminous tights. Yet we love the dichotomy that superheroes represent, how one individual can have two different sides - the ordinary versus the extraordinary, ...

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Broken Wings – Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Book: Nadim Naaman Music and lyrics: Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Farden Director: Bronagh Lagan Reviewer: David Guest Important social issues mix with a heartbreaking love story in a new musical with a story to tell across decades, languages and cultures. Broken Wings is a tale of doomed passion set in turn of the century Beirut, based on the seminal ...

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NEWS: New Cast Joins Les Mis from 16th June

  The long running West End production of Les Misérables has today announced details of major cast changes taking place from 16th June. Joining the company are: Peter Lockyer as Jean Valjean; David Thaxton as Javert; Tom Edden as Thénardier; Celinde Schoenmaker as Fantine; Michael Colbourne as Enjolras and Emilie Fleming as Cosette. Rob Houchen will continue to star as ...

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Godspell – Lyric Theatre, London

Composer: Stephen Schwartz Director: Kenneth Avery-Clark Reviewer: John Roberts Stephen Schwartz’s biblical retelling of the stories and life of Jesus’ times with his disciples is a strange beast. On one hand you have what Schwartz has become best known for, soaring musical melodies and powerful ballads but on the other Godspell quite possibly holds the title for the worst book ...

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NEWS: Godspell West End Charity Gala cast confirmed.

Godspell, the heart-lifting feel-good Broadway musical from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), is to be staged inthe West End for the first time since it premiered there 42 years ago. And the one-off charity gala concert performance, in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK, will be introducedon stage by David Essex, whose casting as Jesus in the original production turned him into an ...

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