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Mrs Henderson Presents – Noël Coward Theatre, London

Writer and Director:Terry Johnson Composers: George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain Lyricist: Don Black Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   During World War II, Laura Henderson’s Windmill Theatre – opened on a whim with the money she inherited from her late husband – remained open while the bombs fell on the West End. It was partly the lack of other ...

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STAGE SHOT : Mrs Henderson Presents – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Opening tonight at the Noel Coward Theatre, London following a critically acclaimed run (read our 5* review here) in Bath. Mrs Henderson Presents tells tale of the famous Windmill Theatre which never closed its doors during the Blitz of World War Two and its feisty impresario manager Vivian Van Damm. A morale boosting idea dreamt up by Laura Henderson boosted ...

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Mrs Henderson Presents – Theatre Royal Bath

Music: George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain Lyrics: Don Black Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Laura Hesketh Famous for never closing its doors, the Windmill Theatre comes to Bath in the world premiere of the brand new musicalMrs Henderson Presents. Directed and adapted by Terry Johnson and based on the film made famous by Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, this patriotic production ...

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The London Cuckolds – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Edward Ravenscroft Version by: Terry Johnson Director: Kim Durham Reviewer: Chris Oldham Edward Ravenscroft's 17th Century romp bursts back to life courtesy of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, performed by members of its International Acting MA. Beginning in 17th Century London, three Aldermen – Wiseacres (Ahmad Kamal), Doodle (Laurence Varda), and Dashwell (Callum Alexander) are hotly debating what ...

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Oh What A Lovely War – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writers: Theatre Workshop, Joan Littlewood, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles, members of the original cast Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Oh What A Lovely War premiered in 1963, a Theatre Workshop production under the guidance of Joan Littlewood. It grew from a collection of world war songs broadcast by the BBC, and was worked on in Littlewood’s distinctive style through ...

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Oh What A Lovely War – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Book: Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop Choreographer: Lynne Page Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Pete Benson In the early 60s Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop Company in an ensemble collaboration between writer, director and actors created Oh What A Lovely War:a series of sketches punctuated by songs that tell the narrative of the First World War. It has stood the test of time, ...

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Oh What a Lovely War – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.

Writer: Joan Littlewood Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Nicole Evans The year is 1914. Ten million fathers, husbands and sons are destined to never see their troubles or their old kit bags again. A further seven million civilians are destined to lose their lives in the name of resolving a conflict. The ‘war to end all wars’ begins. Joan Littlewood’s Oh ...

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Oh What a Lovely War – Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

Writers: Joan Littlewood, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Bill Avenell There can’t be many better ways to reinforce the horrors and futility of the ‘Great War’ of 1914-18 than to watch Joan Littlewood’s greatest triumph (itself 50 years old now). Littlewood had a profound effect on British Theatre from her Theatre Workshop base in Stratford East, arguably ...

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