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When We Are Married – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: J B Priestley Music: Conrad Nelson Director: Barrie Rutter Reviewer: Janet Jepson Playwright J B Priestley was born in 1894 in Bradford, and although he left the city to go to war at the age of 19, he never forgot his native roots, drawing much of the social aspects and moral ideas of his plays from the West Riding ...

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INTERVIEW: Sue Devaney toasts When We Are Married

Sue Devaney in rehearsal for When We Are Married

Actress Sue Devaney has become one of TVs most recognisable faces, with iconic roles in Dinnerladies, Casualty, Johnny Briggs and Coronation Street behind her. Devaney though also has an extensive stage career and is currently in rehearsal for J. B. Priestley’s When We Are Married for Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal. She spoke to Glen Pearce about the play ...

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Our Gracie – Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Sue Devaney as Gracie Fields

Writer: Philip Goulding Director: Kevin Shaw Reviewer: Donna Kelly 37 years after her death, Dame Gracie Fields’ extraordinary life story is brought to life in a brand-new stage production written for Oldham Coliseum and New Vic Theatre. The former mill girl from Rochdale rose to international fame in 1931 with Sally In Our Alley, the film which featured her signature ...

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Mamma Mia – Liverpool Empire

Music and Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus Book: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd Reviewer: Steph Rowe Having already taken the West End by storm as well as wowing audiences all over the world, the international tour of Mamma Mia lands once again in the North West making it’s first stop in 2015 in Liverpool – the first time the musical ...

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NEWS: Mamma Mia announce new cast for International Tour

Mamma Mia! International Tour have today announced the 2015 cast which will play the Liverpool Empire in February. Sara Poyzer will play Donna Sheridan, with Shobna Gulati as Tanya and Sue Devaney as Rosie, when the Mamma Mia! International Tour comes to Liverpool in 2015. Sara has also played Donna in the West End production ofMamma Mia! and her other ...

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Mamma Mia! – Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Music/Lyrics: Benny Andersson &Björn Ulvaeus Book: Catherine Johnson Director: Phyllida Lloyd Reviewer: John Roberts 15 years ago in 1999, Mamma Mia! opened in London for the very first time. Having now been performed in over 400 cities, seen by millions of people Mamma Mia! shows no sign of stopping – and it still feels as fresh and vibrant as it ...

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NEWS: Mamma Mia International Tour extends only UK Date

The producers of the MAMMA MIA! International Tour are delighted to announce extra dates at the Blackpool Opera House this summer. The exclusive UK Summer Season was originally due to run from 20 June to 31 August, but, due to a huge demand for tickets, the season has now been extended until 14 September 2014. Blackpool will be the only ...

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Fetish Knights – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rob Ellis Director: Alister Hallum Reviewer: Clare Boswell [rating:3]   Rob Ellis’s ‘Fetish Knight’s’ has come on quite a journey. Having wowed audiences at Manchester Pride’s Fringe in 2011 and receiving a string of rave reviews in the Lowry Studio revival in 2012, Ellis has once again resurrected his bawdy, crowd – pleasing production. ‘The setting for ‘Fetish Knights’ ...

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