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Billionaire Boy – The Musical – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Book: Jon Brittain from the book by David Walliams Music: Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler Lyrics: Jon Brittain and Miranda Cooper Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: James Garrington Billionaire Boy – The Musical hits the Belgrade this week as part of a short national tour – and it’s a jolly, light-hearted romp with a serious message at its heart. Joe Spud is an ordinary boy, ...

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Miss Littlewood – Swan Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon

Book, Music and Lyrics: Sam Kenyon Director: Erica Whyman Reviewer: James Garrington “We know about so many unremarkable men and so few remarkable women”. So says Joan Littlewood in this production, in a clear reference to herself – because for many outside the world of theatre, the name Joan Littlewood may not mean very much at all. Working during the mid-20th century, ...

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Vice Versa – Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Two men either side of a woman in Roman costume

Writer: Phil Porter Director: Janice Honeyman Reviewer:  James Garrington Loud-mouth General Braggadocio is convinced that he is one of the most popular men in Rome – especially with the women. His three servants – Feclus, Omnivorous and Dexter – all hate and despise him. Braggadocio has kidnapped Voluptua, Dexter’s former mistress, and is keeping her as a concubine but she ...

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The Wind in the Willows – The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Julian Fellowes Music and Lyrics: George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Reviewer: David Jobson After more than a century, The Wind in the Willows still enchants children with its charming tale. It has been adapted countless times for stage, movie and TV. Now it’s traipsing the open road with songs to match in this new musical adaptation of ...

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Birmingham Rep

Writer: C S Lewis, dramatised by Adrian Mitchell Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: James Garrington Christmas is coming – and what do you do if you want to take children to the theatre but don’t fancy a panto? As is now traditional at The REP, you can find an adaptation of a classic book dramatised for the stage – and this ...

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The Color Purple – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Book: Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Alice Walker Music and lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray Director: John Doyle Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:5] The Broadway production of the musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple was no great success and so it may seem an unusual choice for the Menier Chocolate Factory to bring ...

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The Pajama Game – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Words and music: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Book: George Abbott and Richard Bissel Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Old Broadway classics seem to flourish in the rarefied air of West Sussex and it is hard to shake the feeling that Chichester has done it again with a revival of The Pajama Game. No stranger to big American ...

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Ragtime – Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park, London

Book: Terrence McNally Music: Stephen Flaherty Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Director: Timothy Sheader [rating:4] Is there a greater opening number to a musical than the self-titled prologue to Ragtime? It surely has to be up there among the contenders as Stephen Flaherty’s music bursts open onto the stage at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park in a blaze of syncopated ...

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