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Rock of Ages – The Alexandra, Birmingham

Writer: Chris D’Arienzo Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Clare White Two things are integral to 1980s Hollywood - big dreams and big hair. In The Bourbon Club on LA’s Sunset Strip small town girl Sherrie meets city boy Drew, both desperately searching for their big break. Aspirations of stardom and double denim collide as the pair fall in love; however, the ...

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Rock of Ages – Darlington Hippodrome

Book: Chris D’Arienzo Arrangements & Orchestrations: Ethan Popp Director & Choreographer: Nick Winston With the clarity of hindsight, anyone who lived through the 1980s will no doubt be able to now admit that it was a pretty silly decade. Big hair, big shoulder pads, embarrassing fashions: just plain silly. Rock of Ages, a musical celebrating the era and its music ...

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Jersey Boys – Opera House, Manchester

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Director: Des McAnuf Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Oh, what a night! Late October here in 2015, an audience raised the roof at Manchester Opera House following a showing of the acclaimed touring production Jersey Boys. However, despite the warm reception, this is a production that takes a while to ...

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Jersey Boys – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Book: Marshall Brickman &Rick Elice Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Director: Des McAnuff Reviewer: Joseph Leigh The West End and Broadway smash hit Jersey Boys swings its way into the Theatre Royal Plymouth this week, bringing with it a host of well-known chart-toppers and an incredibly talented cast. Audience members who are not familiar with the story behind the ...

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The Jersey Boys – Mayflower, Southampton

Director: Des Mcanuff Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics: Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage For those unaware, The Jersey Boys is not your standard juke box musical. Despite a smorgasbord of hit songs that you will instantly recognise there is far more to this show than a number of hits strung together. This is ...

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Jersey Boys – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Book: Marshall Brickman/Rick Elice Director: Des McAnuff Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A story to tug at your heartstrings and music to thrill: that’s Jersey Boys in a nutshell. The true story of the “four lads from the wrong side of the tracks” who got together to form the group which became Frankie Valli and the ...

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Jersey Boys – Bristol Hippodrome

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Director: Des McAnuff Reviewer: Naomi Stevens In what can only be expected to be another jukebox musical, Jersey Boys is a pleasant surprise. It is so much more than just a showcase of hits – it is a real life story of the trials and tribulations of a ...

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Jersey Boys – Alhambra, Bradford

Director: Des McAnuff Writers: Marshall Brickman &Rick Elice Reviewer: Rosie Revell Jersey Boys is a rare and unique thing in the theatre – a show not based on a book but based on real life characters and events. Following the rise of sixties band Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, the show charts the rags to riches story of four ...

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