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The Sound of Musicals – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Richard Balcombe Reviewer:  Selwyn Knight The interregnum between Christmas and New Year. Chocolate overload. How to return to some semblance of normality and refresh one’s artistic palate? This is one question that The Sound of Musicals sets out to answer. There’s no mention of chestnuts, snow or miraculous births, but plenty of memories from famous musicals. The programme includes ...

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The Sound of Musicals – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Tim Howar, Kerry Ellis, Summer Strallen and Graham Bickley in The Sound of Musicals

Conductor: Richard Balcombe Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   How do you lift yourself from the torpor that descends in those few days between Christmas and New Year? Well, one way is to descend on Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and spend an evening in the company of singers with superb musical theatre pedigrees as they entertain you with a selection of songs from ...

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Happy Days – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Garry Marshall Music and Lyrics: Paul Williams Director: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Happy Days seeks to satisfy our need for nostalgia, looking back to simpler times. It manages this in two ways – set in 1959, we see an idealised American small town community, but, for many of the audience, we are also carried back only forty years ...

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