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Strictly Ballroom The Musical – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Sam Lips and Gemma Sutton in Strictly Ballroom at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Writer: Baz Luhrmann &Craig Pearce Music:  Various Director  &Choreographer: Drew McOnie Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Following a successful Australian run, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical is making its UK Première at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.  First produced as a stage play in 1984, it was reimagined for film in 1992, with original Director and Co-Writer Luhrmann also directing. This proved ...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Andy Hockley as Grandpa Potts centre and The Cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Writer: Ian Fleming Music &Lyrics: Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman Director: James Brining Choreographer: Stephen Mear Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood On arrival to the West Yorkshire Playhouse, themed decorations and props hint that something big is about to happen, and they would be right. Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the theatre’s biggest ever Christmas show. Fleming’s story, ...

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NEWS: This is the moment as cast of Miss Saigon announced

Following an extensive worldwide search for the perfect cast to star in the new London production of Miss Saigon which opens at the Prince Edward Theatre in May 2014.Cameron Mackintosh has revealed the leading cast for his brand new production which will be directed by Laurence Connor (who also directed the 25th Anniversary productions of Les Miserables and Phantom of ...

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Barnum – Theatre In The Park, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Michael Stewart Book: Mark Bramble Revised Version: Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [rating:3]   There has rarely been a venue more site specific than the sumptuous Big Top that Chichester Festival Theatre have erected to stage their 2013 season’s flagship show, Barnum, the Coleman and Stewart take on America’s 19th ...

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Ragtime – Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park, London

Book: Terrence McNally Music: Stephen Flaherty Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Director: Timothy Sheader [rating:4] Is there a greater opening number to a musical than the self-titled prologue to Ragtime? It surely has to be up there among the contenders as Stephen Flaherty’s music bursts open onto the stage at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park in a blaze of syncopated ...

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