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CD REVIEW: A Spoonful of Sherman

Music/Lyrics: The Sherman Brothers, Robert J Sherman, Al Sherman Director: Stewert Nicholls Conductor: Colin Billing Reviewer: Jackson Cooper It’s like hearing your childhood stripped down to 4 people, a narrator, and a piano. If your childhood could also be a history lesson of one of the most memorable, tuneful musical duos since Rodgers and Hammerstein, A Spoonful of Sherman offers ...

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Hadley Fraser & Caroline Sheen star in Before After

Hadley FraserandCaroline Sheenhave today been announced for the world première of the new romantic musical,Before After, at St. James Studio. Backed by the Arts Council,Before Afterwill be work-shopped for two weeks then will be performed to the paying public onSunday 28 September at 3.00pmat St. James Studio. InBefore After, Ami (Sheen) meets Ben (Fraser) by a tree on a beautiful ...

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A Spoonful of Sherman – St James Studio, London

Reviewer: Ian Foster Nostalgia can be a lovely thing to bathe in and when it comes to the music of the Sherman Brothers, there’s an ocean of it. Robert and Richard Sherman can lay claim to being one of the most successful songwriting partnerships ever, taking Hollywood by storm with such iconic soundtracks as Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and ...

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CD Review: The A-Z of Mrs P – Original London Cast Recording

Book: Diane Samuels Music and lyrics: Gwyneth Herbert Reviewer: Ian Foster In a musical theatre landscape that often seems risk-averse when it comes to new writing, even in the face of the recent efforts of old hands Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice both closing early, it is always pleasing to hear new voices being championed. And that is exactly what ...

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NEWS: A Spoonful of Sherman makes welcome return for just 9 performances

The Sherman family have been writing songs for three generations.Robert and Richard Sherman are the most successful songwriting partnership in the history of Hollywood, composing more movie musical songs and acclaimed film scores than any other writing team. From the Oscar-winning Chim Chim Cher-ee to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds in Mary Poppins to the unforgettable Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, ...

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A Spoonful of Sherman – St James Theatre Studio, London

Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:4] An evening of Sherman brothers songs performed by four lauded West End singers and hosted by a Sherman; it sounds like a delightful way to spend a couple of hours and that’s exactly what it is.Beginning with his grandfather’s work in the 1920s, Robert J Sherman tells the audience some of the stories behind the songs ...

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Richard Beadle: Songs – St James Studio, London

Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Nestled in the basement of the newly-built St James Theatre in Victoria is a studio with an ambitiously varied programme of events that runs throughout the week but at weekends, it turns into a cabaret space hosting a range of singers from the world of musical theatre and beyond. And this Sunday saw the turn of ...

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Sweet Smell of Success – Arcola Theatre, London

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Craig Carnelia Book: John Guare Director: Mehmet Ergen Reviewer : Jonathan Baz [rating:2.5]   If the aromas of this country’s recent nasty episodes of cheque-book phone-tapping journalism could be distilled they might be ironically labelled the Sweet Smell of Success. This show from Marvin Hamlisch, he of blessed memory, is a thoroughly unpleasant tale of a ...

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