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Jersey Boys – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writers: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Musical Director: Ron Melrose Director: Des McAnuff Reviewer: Jim Gillespie The band may have come from the wrong side of the tracks, but musically, the tracks created by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons could scarcely have been righter. 16 US top 40 hits between 1962-64, countless cover versions since then, 175 million records ...

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Jersey Boys – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Director: Des McAnuff Reviewer: David Robinson The gritty story of the unlikely quartet from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey is not your usual shiny and stain-free jukebox musical offering. It’s a real-life tale of how these four problematic pals created some of the most ...

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Jersey Boys – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Director: Des McAnuff Book: Marshall Brickman / Rick Elice Music / Lyrics: Bob Gaudio / Bob Crewe Reviewer: Helen Tope If you had to place a bet on how Jersey Boys begins, I would imagine a French rap would not figure at the top of your list. A startling opening for a jukebox musical, Jersey Boys declares its point of ...

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Jersey Boys – Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Director: Das McAnuff Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Oh What a Night! This week it really feels like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have arrived at the Regent Theatre in Stoke. Telling the story of this legendary group, Jerseys Boys follows the lives of Frankie, Nick, Tommy and Bob ...

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Jersey Boys – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Director: Des McAnuff Music: Bob Gaudio Reviewer: Clare White Oh, what a night, late December back in, well, 2017 – award-winning musical Jersey Boys premières its second national tour at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham. Since opening on Broadway in 2002, the acclaimed musical has been seen and loved by over 25 million ...

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From the House of the Dead – Bristol Hippodrome

Music & Libretto: Leoš Janáček (libretto from Dostoyevsky’s novel, English translation by David Pountney) Director: David Pountney Designer: Maria Bjornson Lighting: Chris Ellis Conductor: Tomáš Hanus Reviewer: Leah Tozer The curtain rises on an intricate, ramshackle construction of bricks, boards, and broken men cascading across a remarkable, multi-levelled recreation of a communal prison cell. We see in, through a literal ...

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Whisper House – The Other Palace, London

Music and lyrics: Duncan Sheik Book and lyrics: Kyle Jarrow Director: Adam Lenson Reviewer: Stephen Bates Anyone who can turn a Frank Wedekind play into a hit musical is worthy of respect and so be it with Duncan Sheik. His 2006 show Spring Awakening ran for over two years on Broadway and won multiple Tony awards, although its West End ...

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NEWS: Boys of the Barricade to storm Charing Cross Theatre

West End star Scott Garnham (Les Miserables, Made in Dagenham, I Can't Sing) and Simon Schofield's musical theatre super-group Boys of the Barricade will officially launch with a debut concert at the Charing Cross Theatre in the heart of London's Theatreland on Sunday 26th July. The group was created to showcase some of the world’s finest male voices from the ...

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