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Calendar Girls the Musical – Sheffield Lyceum

Writers, music & lyrics: Gary Barlow and Tim Firth Director: Matt Ryan Movement: Lucy Hind Reviewer: Janet Jepson The Women’s Institute was set up in 1915 to bring together women from all walks of life, an organisation that claims to be based on the ideals of fellowship, truth, tolerance and justice. No mention of stripping off and posing naked with ...

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The Prisoner – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer and Director: Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne Reviewer: S.E. Webster Peter Brook, a titan of British theatre, has collaborated once again with Marie-Hélène Estienne to create The Prisoner, which first premiered in Paris earlier this year. With support from the Institut Français and a strong cast, it is disappointing to find that the drama falls flat and far below ...

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Tosca – The Lyceum, Sheffield

Composer: Giacomo Puccini Director: Blanche McIntyre Conductor: Michael Rosewell Designer : Florence de Maré Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Love, passion, menace, lust, revenge, intrigue and murder; Puccini's opera Tosca has it all. These great passions lead to great misery. Set in Rome around the 1800s, Floria Tosca, a famous singer, and her lover, the artist Cavaradossi, become embroiled in the political ...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – The Lyceum, Sheffield

Writer and Director: Paul Hendy Musical Director: Francis Goodhand Choreographer: Sarah Langley Reviewer: Janet Jepson The Lyceum Theatre is well-known in the region for pulling out all the stops when it comes to pantomimes, and they just seem to get better and better. On the face of it, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs isn’t really an exciting story and ...

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s – The Lyceum, Sheffield

Writer: Adapted by Richard Greenberg from the novella by Truman Capote Music: Grant Olding Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Melanie Knott Reviewer: Janet Jepson The author of the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote, is often quoted to be the godfather of celebrity culture, and as such deserves his place in posterity. Standing at only 5'3" he was a giant of ...

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Thon Man Molière – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Liz Lochhead Director: Tony Cownie Reviewer: Dominic Corr Molière, for some, has a more solid place in the hearts and minds of Scottish playwrights than that of the Bard or Burns themselves. It would certainly seem the case for Liz Lochhead who returns to the Lyceum during its 50th anniversary to deliver what is a love letter, not simply ...

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Iphigénie en Tauride – The Lyceum, Sheffield

Hubert Smith

Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck Director: James Conway Conductor: Martin André Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Iphigénie en Tauride opens with a most blood-curdling scene. The captive priestesses of the temple are butchering a man for human sacrifice having been ordered to do so by the Scythian leader Thoas. After a terrible storm, two more strangers arrive on the shores of the island ...

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Dark Road – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Ian Rankin &Mark Thomson Director: Mark Thomson Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:4] Crime fiction may be the biggest selling literary genre in the UK but excepting the output of the late ‘Queen of Crime’ Agatha Christie, it hasn’t exactly figured large on the theatrical stage. Britain’s biggest selling crime novelist Ian Rankin and Lyceum artistic director Mark Thomson have set ...

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