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Dick Whittington – Milton Keynes Theatre

Dick Whittington from Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Russell Labey Reviewer: Maggie Constable It’s behind you! Well, actually it’s not, but yes it’s that time again! Dick Whittington the panto has arrived at Milton Keynes Theatre. Dick Whittington and his trusted feline friend, Tommy, set off on their fun-filled quest for fame and fortune in London where, in a slight retelling of the traditional ...

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Aladdin – Milton Keynes Theatre

The cast of Aladdin at Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Russell Labey Reviewer: Maggie Constable It is panto season again and in Milton Keynes it is time to hop onto that magic flying carpet to be transported to Old Peking where you will encounter Aladdin and lots more! It’s an iconic tale but, in essence, a young man, Aladdin, finds a lamp containing a beautiful Genie, ...

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Gods and Monsters – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer and Director: Russell Labey Reviewer: Scott Stait Russell Labey’s second offering to the fringe scene in London this month depicts a fictionalized account of the last weeks of British film director James Whale, famous for cult horror movies Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. After suffering a stroke which, while leaving him physically capable, begins to affect his memory and ...

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Whistle Down the Wind – The Union Theatre, London

Book: Mary Hayley Bell Composer and Lyricist: Richard Taylor Adaptor: Russell Labey Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Scott Stait As Christmas nears, the children of a small Lancashire village in the late 1950s discover a man they believe to be Jesus Christ living in a barn, and endeavor to keep it a secret until the time is right. A show that ...

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NEWS: TV’s Matt Johnson will Coppafeel! at The Palace Theatre, London

Hosted by TV Presenter Matt Johnson, Busting to Sing will bring together some of the best known names from music and showbiz for one night on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at The Palace Theatre, London to raise thousands of pounds and awareness for CoppaFeel! CoppaFeel! is a breast cancer awareness charity that educates young people on the importance of checking ...

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Whistle Down the Wind – The Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Book: Mary Hayley Bell Composer and Lyricist: Richard Taylor Adaptor: Russell Labey Director: Jeremy James Taylor Choreographer: Kay Shepherd Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:4]   One of the National Youth Music Theatre’s summer productions this year is Whistle Down the Wind based on the book by Mary Hayley Bell, mother of the 1961 film’s child star Hayley Mills. It was not ...

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