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Rock of Ages – The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Kristen Hanggi Choreographer: Kelly Devine Reviewer: Fiona Hannon Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre welcomed Rock of Ages to the city last night with its promise of “big hair and big tunes”, and the retro look wasn’t just confined to the stage. Leather jackets, leopard print, fringing and even the odd mullet had turned out to enjoy this celebration ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Matt Salisbury Musical Director: Richard Anderson Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald In just 18 months, Buddy Holly revolutionised music, helping to create what we know today as rock and roll. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, now in its 25th year, follows Holly’s rise to fame to become one of the most successful recording artists of the 50’s before his tragic death ...

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Fairport Convention: Winter Tour 2014 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Later this year Fairport Convention hope to record their first album of new songs for some time. Test-driving the new material live brings welcome variety to their annual Winter Tour the set list for which in past years had become over-familiar nudging towards predictable. The 2014 Tour takes the group from their earliest techniques into the future. ...

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CD REVIEW: Samson & Delilah 2014 Concept Recording

Music/Lyrics: Ron Yatter Reviewer: Holly Spanner Samson &Delilah is the new concept recording from Broadway Records, featuring music and lyrics by Ron Yatter. The recording marks his first solo venture as creator and composer/ lyricist after a successful career as a William Morris Agent. Samson &Delilah is based on the famous biblical story which tells of a Nazirite Samson, and ...

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Sad Cafe – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones [Rating:3.5] Sad Cafe were formed in the mid seventies and had both album and single success in the late seventies and early eighties. Having originally disbanded in 1990, apart from a few brief reforms, the band have come back together, mixing old and new members, to tour for the first time in twenty five years. Founding member ...

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Steeleye Span – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:4.5] Steeleye Span were formed in 1969, and during the 1970s was the most successful of the folk rock bands. It also made them one of the best known. The line up has changed a bit since those very early days but there is still a solid core of brilliant musicians keeping the band alive. With only ...

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American Idiot – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writers: Billie Joe Armstrong &Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director: Michael Mayer Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:3] American Idiot is the award-winning musical featuring the songs of Green Day. Centred around three young men – childhood best friends – finding their way in post-9/11 America and the very different journeys life takes them on, there is a ...

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