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Mamma Mia! The Palace Theatre – Manchester

Book: Catherine Johnson Music and Lyric by: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulveus Additional songs by: Stig Anderson Director: Phyllida Lloyd Reviwer: Matthew Forrest There seems to be a buzz in the air at the Palace Theatre tonight:  maybe it’s the gorgeous sunshine, maybe it’s the fact England are doing so well in the World Cup or maybe it’s because Mamma ...

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I Capture the Castle – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Book & Lyrics: Teresa Howard Music: Steven Edis Director: Brigid Larmour Reviewer: May Mellstrom ‘I write this sitting in the kitchen sink’. Readers of Dodie Smith’s 1948 novel I Capture the Castle will all recognise this famous opening line, which is kept intact by Teresa Howard and Steven Edis to launch their new musical adaptation of the classic coming-of-age tale. ...

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Peter Pan – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Ed Curtis Musical Director: Richard Anderson Choreographer: Stillie Dee Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald It’s that time of year again… oh yes it is! Pantomime, as part of the long-standing tradition of variety hits the UK’s theatres once again this Christmas. At The King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, however, it seems Peter Pan simply doesn’t hit the mark. With an experienced principal cast, ...

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NEWS: West End stars record charity EP for Great Ormond Street

Cynthia Erivo, Simon Bowman, Sophie Louise Dann, Shona White, Scott Garnham, Jodie Jacobs &Michael Xavier join a host of musical theatre stars to record festive charity EP; ‘A Very West End Christmas’. In a project of unprecedented scale, co-producers Darren Bell and Kris Rawlinson brought together almost fifty stars of musical theatre, after two months of planning, to record an ...

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CD REVIEW: Shona White – I’ll Bring You A Song

Reviewer Jonathan Baz [Rating:4] Released in 2011 Shona White’s album I’ll Bring You A Song is mainly a compilation of show tunes, some well known, some less recognisable but the common theme is a pleasing treatment of each number, combined with a commitment to solid production values from this evidently talented trouper. White opens with the over-familiar ‘Take That Look ...

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The Route to Happiness – Landor Theatre, London

Music, lyrics and book: Alexander S Bermange Director: Robert McWhir Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] Over the next month, Aria Entertainment and the Landor Theatre in South London are hosting a whole season dedicated to new musical theatre writing – From Page to Stage – which features showcases, works-in-progress and workshops from a wide range of writers from across the globe. ...

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Sleeping Beauty – The New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Michael Harrison Original Music &Lyrics: Olly Ashmore Director &Choreographer: Jonny Bowles Reviewer: Barbara Michaels [Rating:4] Psychedelic swords and sparkly fairy wands – and that’s just in the audience. Yes! Panto time has come round again. Cardiff’s New Theatre is renowned for the high standard of its pantomimes, and this year’s production, Sleeping Beauty, pulls out all the stops. The ...

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