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Cinderella – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: James Garrington It’s panto time in Nottingham. This year’s offering at the Theatre Royal is Cinderella – and it’s everything that we’ve come to expect from a Theatre Royal panto. A star-studded cast, beautiful costumes and stunning special effects are the order of the day, and this panto has them all. Headlining this ...

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Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Theatre Royal, St Helens

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: John Roberts Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has, over the past 60 years, undergone several transformations since being created as a primary school show by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.  For many of those years, producer and director Bill Kenwright has toured his production almost continuously across ...

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SIX – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss Directors: Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage Choreographer: Carrie-Anne Ingrouille Set Design: Emma Bailey Costume: Gabriella Slade Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Divorced. Beheaded. Died. Divorced. Beheaded. Survived. Aragorn. Boleyn. Seymour. Cleves. Howard. Parr. Six women, six British Queens, reduced to six words in a rhyme. Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss give sassy 21st Century voices to ...

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Prism – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Writer and Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: James Garrington Jack Cardiff.  Not a name that will ring many bells maybe, yet he was one of the greats of motion pictures, with a career spanning 75 years. His most notable work was as a cinematographer – the person who chooses lenses, film speed, focus, lighting and camera angles, effectively creating the image you ...

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The Lovely Bones – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Alice Sebold Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director:  Melly Still Reviewer: Lu Greer The Lovely Bones novel tells the story of a teenage girl, Susie Salmon, who is abducted and murdered in brutal fashion, and who also happens to be the narrator of the story. Prioritising seeing justice served over making it to ‘heaven’ after her death Susie sticks around in ...

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What’s in a Name? – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Matthieu Delaporte & Alexandre de la Patellière’s Adapter, Translator & Director: Jeremy Sams Designer: Francis O’Connor Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière’s 2010 play Le Prénom was a hit of such magnitude it spawned not only a big screen French version in 2012 but a German film incarnation in 2018. Jeremy Sam’s translation, What’s in ...

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The Lovely Bones – Theatre Royal Nottingham

Writer: Bryony Lavery from the book by Alice Sebold Director: Melly Stil Reviewer: CL Delft Alice Sebold’s The  Lovely Bones was an unlikely literary best-seller in the mid-2000s: it tells the story of the consequences of a child murder and its impact on her family and community, seen from the point of view of the murdered child (Susie Salmon) herself.  ...

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The Exorcist – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Adam Garcia as Father Damien Karras Clare Louise Connolly as Regan and Peter Bowles as Father Merrin in The Exorcist

Adaptation: John Pielmeier from the novel by William Peter Blatty Director: Sean Mathias Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It’s a work that’s polarised audiences in both book and film form, and now, almost fifty years after William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel first appeared, the stage version arrives in Glasgow on its first national tour. Is it a horror classic? Is it satanic ...

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