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Godspell – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Music and New Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Matt Devitt Musical Director: Julian Littman Reviewer: Michael Gray   Somewhere between Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar there was Godspell, a free-love, feel-good take on St Matthew with some pretty good songs. Matt Devitt’s bold re-staging almost convinces that it’s worth reviving. The playground is now a grungy concrete wilderness, skateboard ramp, wire ...

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Wicked (Tour) – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Joe Mantello Book: Winnie Holzman Composer/Lyricist: Stephen Schwartz Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Since it’s opening on Broadway in 2003, Wicked has cast its spell over audiences the world over. This current tour, taking the show across the UK and Ireland, shows exactly why the production has been so successful and guarantees an entertaining evening of theatre that won’t be forgotten ...

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NEWS: RAGS gets West End premiere in the form of Charity Gala Concert

Coming to London’s West End for the first time ever, RAGS The Musical plays for one night only in a special concert adaptation at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue on Monday 28th April. RAGS The Musical opened on Broadway in 1986, receiving Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. With music written by Charles Strouse (Annie), lyrics by Stephen Schwartz ...

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NEWS: Godspell West End Charity Gala cast confirmed.

Godspell, the heart-lifting feel-good Broadway musical from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), is to be staged inthe West End for the first time since it premiered there 42 years ago. And the one-off charity gala concert performance, in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK, will be introducedon stage by David Essex, whose casting as Jesus in the original production turned him into an ...

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Wicked – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Maggie Constable “Wicked!!!!” so the kids say. And yes it is, because Wicked is now at Milton Keynes Theatre and will be for 5 weeks! The long-anticipated show which has been at the Victoria Apollo in London since 2006, one of the most popular musicals ever, has now sent ...

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NEWS: Wicked to turn Salford green in 2015

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will conclude its critically acclaimed, record-breaking UK and Ireland tour, opening at The Lowry in Salford in summer 2015. Tickets for “this thrillingly entertaining show” (Manchester Evening News) will go on sale on 17 February 2014. Executive Producer, Michael McCabe said: “We are all ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with Emily Tierney

Emily Tierney is currently playing Glinda in the first ever UK &Ireland tour of Wicked, the smash hit musical by Stephen Schwartz, it recently opened at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, taking time in her busy schedule Emily spoke to John Roberts about the show, about how intimate she has become with the “Good Witch” and how playing with teddies ...

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Simply Barbra – The Crazy Coqs, London

Writer: Steven Brinberg Reviewer: Robert Cottingham [rating:4] At the start of Simply Barbra, Steve Brinberg performs from the bar – an outstretched arm sleeved in sequins, the gaze peeking out through a fringed-blonde wig, from the back at least you’d be forgiven for thinking it was Barbra herself. Starting off with ‘Hello, Dolly!’, it is clear that the mannerisms are ...

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