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The Return Of The Soldier, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Book and lyrics:  Tim Sanders Music: Charles Miller Director: Charlotte Westerna Reviewer: Richard Hall As the Centenary of the end of The Great War approaches it is fitting that Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre has chosen to mark this significant anniversary by programming this wonderful musical. It serves as a timely and deeply poignant reminder that when the Armistice was signed ...

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Pippin – Southwark Playhouse, London

Music and lyrics:  Stephen Schwartz Book: Roger O. Hirson Director: Jonathan O’Boyle Reviewer: David Guest Magic is in the air in the scintillating new production of avant-garde musical Pippin, given a welcome and deserved transfer after its critical and popular success at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, last year. First produced on Broadway in 1972, the Stephen Schwartz musical is ...

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Aladdin – Salisbury Playhouse

Writer: Andrew Pollard Director: Ryan McBryde Reviewer: David Jobson What makes a good pantomime – is it celebrities, big sets or special effects? Or does it need plenty of laughs, fun and high jinx.  If Salisbury Playhouse’s contribution is anything to go by it is certainly the latter, together with a creative team that knows their pantomimes and love their ...

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