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Shrek the Musical – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire Music: Jeanine Tesori Director: Nigel Harman Reviewer: Jim Gillespie The tone for the latest touring production of Shrek the Musical was set by the Front of House announcement as the house lights dimmed. Should we fail to switch off our mobile phones, we were warned, Shrek would come down from the stage and fart on ...

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The Sheffield Mysteries – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Chris Bush Music: Richard Taylor Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The mediaeval tradition of Mystery plays, in which Bible stories are brought to life by singers and actors, has come to Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, and been given a modern twist and a local South Yorkshire flavour. Over a hundred actors and musicians are engaged in bringing this Sheffield ...

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Boeing Boeing – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Marc Camoletti Director: Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The farce Boeing-Boeing is the most often performed French play, according to the Guinness Book of Records. First produced in 1960 in Paris, it had its West End premiere two years later and went on to have a seven year run in London. Despite this and several other notable successes, playwright ...

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Kate Rusby at Christmas – Huddersfield Town Hall

Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [Rating:5] If you think the perfect Christmas jukebox is one filled with Slade, Wham and Aled Jones, you’ve clearly not seen Kate Rusby at Christmas. Kate Rusby is a down to Earth Yorkshire lass, who fills her concerts with warm hearted banter, humour and best of all, her beautiful voice and folk songs. Tonight is the first ...

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Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down – The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Richard Cameron Director: Ruth Carney Music: Andrew Griffiths Reviewer Sheila Stratford [Rating:4.5] The intimate Lantern Theatre is the perfect venue for this one act play. You feel the characters are revealing to you personally their experiences and anxieties as they grow into young womanhood. This critically acclaimed play with an enigmatic title, demands attention from the start. Numerous characters ...

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