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Cinderella – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

The cast of Cinderella

Writer/Director: James Shone Musical Director: Will Henshall Choreographer: Jamie-Leigh Christian Reviewer: Janet Jepson   There’s true magic down at the Civic Theatre in Rotherham over this festive season. The pantomime this year is Cinderella, maybe the most special of all the Christmas stories and probably the most popular, for everyone from toddlers to grannies. This performance from Shone Productions Ltd ...

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The Snow Queen – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Writer: from the story by Hans Christian Andersen Music: Simon Paterson Artistic Director and Choreographer: Christopher Moore Reviewer: Janet Jepson Every little girl and just about every little boy in the landis familiar with the concept that true love can melt even the most deeply frozen heart, thanks to the great Mr Disney. His smash-hit movie Frozen was inspired by ...

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Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Reviewer: Janet Jepson It says a lot that the reformed band is named “Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown”, because the man’s ego is matched only by the size of his following of ardent fans. On the night of the review, these mainly took the form of uninhibited females out for a good time, hitting the bar with force and ...

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The Haunted Doll’s House – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Writer: Karen Henson (from the stories by M. R James) Director: Karen Henson Performed by Rumpus Theatre Company Sound: David Gilbrook Reviewer: Janet Jepson There are few more emotive and evocative sounds than that of a young infant’s crying, and this new production from Rumpus Theatre Company plays excellently on that emotion. Alongside the plaintive singing of nursery rhymes such ...

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The Simon and Garfunkel Story – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Producers: Maple Tree Entertainment Ltd Directors: David Beck and Dean Elliott Musical Supervision: Dean Elliott Reviewer: Janet Jepson No one should mess around with Simon and Garfunkel music, the unique mix of folk/rock ballad that is associated with the duo has a style that is all its own. For a teen of the Seventies who crossed the ‘troubled water’ of ...

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Opera Boys – The Civic, Rotherham

Arranged by Contempo Productions Ltd Reviewer: Janet Jepson The clue is in the name; the Opera Boys do opera – but as we soon find out, not always as we know it. From the moment these guys walk onto the stage and open their mouths, it is obvious that this will be a special evening, and their talent and training ...

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Let’s Hang On – The Civic, Rotherham

Promoter: Derek Block Producer: Dino Buttarazzi Reviewer: Janet Jepson Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons has become a truly legendary band over the years, helped on no doubt by the famous West End musical, Jersey Boys. The story of these young boy musicians from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together through trial, tribulation and ...

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A Night of Queen – Civic Theatre, Rotherham

Reviewer: Janet Jepson The Bohemians tribute band members begin as they mean to go on: ‘We will rock you’, and it’s a promise, they certainly do rock the rafters. The beat is strong, the volume is high, and all the numbers are renditions of the famous offerings from the late Freddie Mercury and his talented musicians. The audience is taken ...

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