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Come Fly with Me – The Salberg Studio, Salisbury

Devisors: Adam Lenson and Gareth Machin Music Arranger and Supervisor: Glyn Kerslake Reviewer: Lloyd Perry   What an excellent start to the Christmas Week. Salisbury Playhouse has become well-known for doing a musical revue at Christmas time in the small and intimate Salberg Studio and this production does not disappoint. Come Fly with Me is more than just songs, it ...

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NEWS: Little Shop Of Horrors leads Colchester Mercury Spring 2015 season

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre has today launched details of its Spring/Summer 2015 Season. Building on the success of this year’s Made In Colchester season, the brand returns next year. In its 35th anniversary year, Willy Russell’s Educating Rita looks to be a popular choice with theatre programmers for 2015 and an in-house version will open the Made In Colchester Season in ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning Monday 20th October 2014

The nights are getting darker so it is the perfect time to head inside your nearest theatre. With so much happening up and down the country it can be difficult to know what to see. Our team of regional editors have come to the rescue with some ideas of what to see this week. As always do let us know ...

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Separate Tables – Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Terrance Rattigan Director: Gareth Machin Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Picture the scene; leather Chesterfield sofas, a mantelpiece with an old ticking clock and tables set for dinner, add to this a disparate group of people and you have the opening of Salisbury Playhouse’s production of Terrance Rattigan’s play Separate Tables. Directed by Gareth Machin this play is set in the ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Writer: Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman Director: Daniel Buckroyd Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage 1947 austerity arrived at Salisbury Playhouse in the form of the new touring production of Betty Blue Eyes, a musical composed by George Stiles and his lyricist partner Anthony Drewe. Based on the book by writers Ron Cowan and Daniel Lipman this ...

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Betty Blue Eyes – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Book: Ron Cowen &Daniel Lipman Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Director: Daniel Buckroyd Choreographer: Andrew Wright Musical Director: Richard Reeday Reviewer: Michael Gray   Not since Babe has there been such a winsome pig to tug at the heart-strings. Betty is the clandestine hog roast on the hoof in Alan Bennett's film A Private Function, now, thirty years on, ...

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NEWS: Mercury Theatre Launches Betty Blue Eyes Exhibition

As rehearsals continue for the first UK Tour of hit musical Betty Blue Eyes, theatre goers will have the chance to find out what goes into the process of staging a major musical tour asColchester's Mercury Theatre stagesThe Making of Betty Blue Eyes exhibition from March 3rd. Featuring exclusive behind the scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creatives, ...

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NEWS: Betty Blue Eyes UK Tour announces cast

A 21-strong team will take to the stage this spring in the new touring co-production of Betty Blue Eyes. Fresh from his rôle with The Book of Mormon, Haydn Oakley stars as Gilbert Chilvers. Amy Booth-Steel, currently appearing in the National Theatre’s The Light Princess, will play Gilbert’s wife, determined social-climber Joyce Chilvers The rest of the confirmed cast are:Sally ...

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