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Wonderland – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd & Jack Murphy UK Adaptor: Robert Hudson Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Sarah Holt Wonderland has hit UK stages at just the right time. In a country where news of elections and international unrest is hitting the headlines every day, there are more than a few people who wish they could jump ...

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Wonderland – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Stephen Webb and Kerry Ellis in Wonderland

Book: Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy (from the works of Lewis Caroll) Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Jack Murphy Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: James Garrington If you come to see Wonderland hoping for something profound with well-rounded characters, you are in the wrong place. There is a moral, a lesson to take away – but more than anything it’s a lot ...

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Frank Wildhorn & Friends – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Frank Wildhorn Musical Director: Jason Howland Reviewer: May Mellstrom An impressive array of global, national and local talent combines at the Palace Theatre to showcase the work of American composer Frank Wildhorn; the Grammy and Tony Award nominee responsible for a number of Broadway musicals, most notably 1990 hit Jekyll &Hyde. The man himself proves an eminently likeable host ...

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The Jersey Boys – Mayflower, Southampton

Director: Des Mcanuff Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics: Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage For those unaware, The Jersey Boys is not your standard juke box musical. Despite a smorgasbord of hit songs that you will instantly recognise there is far more to this show than a number of hits strung together. This is ...

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Jersey Boys – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Book: Marshall Brickman/Rick Elice Director: Des McAnuff Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A story to tug at your heartstrings and music to thrill: that’s Jersey Boys in a nutshell. The true story of the “four lads from the wrong side of the tracks” who got together to form the group which became Frankie Valli and the ...

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Jersey Boys – Liverpool Empire

Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Book: Marshall Brickman &Rick Elice Director: Des Mcanuff Reviewer: Lauren Maughan As soon as you hear that falsetto, the voice is unmistakably that of Frankie Valli. You don’t have to be a music mogul to know that his sound is unforgettable. Never has there been a singer like him, and there probably won’t be ...

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Jersey Boys – Bristol Hippodrome

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music: Bob Gaudio Lyrics: Bob Crewe Director: Des McAnuff Reviewer: Naomi Stevens In what can only be expected to be another jukebox musical, Jersey Boys is a pleasant surprise. It is so much more than just a showcase of hits – it is a real life story of the trials and tribulations of a ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes With Stephen Webb

Stephen Webb takes time out to chat to The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons about his rôle as Tommy Devito in the smash hit musical Jersey Boys. Jersey Boys has proved to be a hugely successful show, and the touring version is no different. Congratulations for your recent MTA Award for Best Musical! Tommy Devito is your dream rôle isn’t it? ...

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