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All Or Nothing – Opera House, Manchester

2016 Uk Tour of All Or Nothing

Book: Carol Harrison Music and Lyrics: The Small Faces Director: Tony McHale Reviewer: Donna Kelly Following in the wake of sixties jukebox musicals Let it Be andSunny Afternoon, Carol Harrison brings the story of iconic mod band, The Small Faces to the stage. Told from the perspective of original singer Steve Marriott, All or Nothing charts The Small Faces brief ...

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Tonight’s The Night – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Choreographer: Denise Ranger Musical Director: Griff Johnson Reviewer: Rhiannon Lawson Jukebox musicals…you know the deal. Option the first – a musical based around the life and times of the artist, AKA Jersey Boys. Option two, a night of songs by the artist with some vague biographical thread such as Thriller. Or finally, a wonton thin story ...

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Tonight’s the Night – Bristol Hippodrome

Music: Rod Stewart Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Naomi Stevens From the lively opening number set in a garage, Tonight's the Night starts with a bang. The audience are immediately introduced to the main characters and there is a wall of sound as the curtain goes up. The plot involves Stuart, a rather introverted and somewhat geeky ...

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Tonight’s The Night – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Choreographer: Denise Ranger Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It’s down in Gasoline Alley, Detroit. Here we meet Stuart, madly in love with garage receptionist Mary but unable to declare his love, the lovelorn lad makes a deal with the devil to trade his soul for that of his idol Rod Stewart. He then learns the ...

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Tonight’s The Night – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Music &Lyrics: Rod Stewart Book: Ben Elton Reviewer: Maggie Constable Tonight is the night at Milton Keynes theatre! Ben Elton, acclaimed comedian and writer of West End hit We Will Rock You, has penned the musical comedy Tonight’s the Night, inspired by Rod Stewart’s songs and life. The show was a huge hit in London and ...

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BLOG: Tonight’s the Night with… Becca Langridge

Becca Langridge, Assistant Stage Manager on Tonight’s the Night, explains the process of getting a touring show into its next venue, and her rôle in it, and also how the touring team works with the in-house crew. The rôle of an Assistant Stage Manager (ASM) involves many responsibilities, from writing cue sheets to maintaining set and props. If the ASM ...

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Tonight’s the Night – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Book: Ben Elton Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Pete Benson Unless you are already a Rod Stewart fan this show is going to remind you just what a talent the man is. Tonight’s the Night is really an excuse to string together a selection of Rod’s many hits and given that, you might expect the plot to be wafer thin. ...

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Tonight’s the Night – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book – Ben Elton Music and Lyrics – Rod Stewart Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:2.5] Over-engineered. Ben Elton is known for a number of things in theatre – he worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber on The Beautiful Game and Love Never Dies, and has written a number of plays. There is little doubt, though, that one of ...

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