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Blood Brothers – St Helens Theatre Royal

Book/Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: John Roberts  At the tender age of 35, Blood Brothers is still gaining instantaneous standing ovations wherever it’s performed and at St Helens Theatre Royal, that acclaim continues. It’s no surprise really when the show's themes of class, recession, nature vs nurture and depression are still so prevalent and newsworthy. It becomes hard not to ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Amy Thomson, Vicky Entwistle & Sarah Jane Buckly in Sleeping Beauty

Writer: Andrew Ryan Director: Andrew Margerison Reviewer: John Roberts   It’s been five years since UK Productions took over the tender to produce the yearly pantomime at New Brighton, bringing with them stronger productions, bigger production values and better names. It would appear on first look like Sleeping Beauty has the right ingredients to make this the best show in ...

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Hormonal Housewives – York Grand Opera House

Writer: Julie Coombe and John McIsaac Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating:2] On stage the cheerful girly pink living room set is brightly lit and presented in a somewhat Gaudiesque style. Sixties music is playing as a mainly female audience enters the auditorium with high expectations of an evening of fun and laughter. They are not disappointed. A handful ...

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Hormonal Housewives – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writers: Julie Coombe &John Macisaac Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:2.5] Hormonal Housewives is a comedy sketch show for the ladies, live on stage. The show was first performed in 2010 and this most recent incarnation has been given a revamp of the set by Mark Walters, giving less of a hen night feel and more of a girls’ ...

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