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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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Insignificance – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Terry Johnson Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Emma Boswell “A play with timeless significance” This multi-layered play, written by acclaimed playwright Terry Johnson, comes to Mold’s Theatr Clwyd this month with a bold and starry-skied bang. The play brings together four cultural icons – Monroe, DiMaggio, Einstein and McCarthy to both delight and challenge viewers with themes ranging from the ...

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The Libertine – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Writer: Stephen Jeffreys Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: David Guest Anyone salivating over the salacious poster promoting The Libertine at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, is in for a big disappointment. Apart from a lewd and largely irrelevant song at the opening of Act Two, this production delivers little of the sauciness it teases. Stephen Jeffreys’ 1994 faux-Restoration romp (which he has ...

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CD REVIEW: Mrs Henderson Presents – Original Cast Album

Music: George Fenton &Simon Chamberlain Lyrics: Don Black Book: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Mark Clegg The Windmill Theatre made history. In the opening number of this musical we are told that it “had its own little bit of history right in the middle of whole load of history” which neatly sums up that during the Second World War, this little theatre ...

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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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