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Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Since bursting onto the scene back in 2008, Big Girls Don’t Cry has gained itself a reputation as being one of the best Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute acts around. Despite the success of jukebox musical Jersey Boys and a recent tour by Valli himself, the tribute show is now in its tenth year of ...

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Carmen 1808 – Union Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Phil Willmott Director: Phil Wilmott Music: Georges Bizet Arranger: Teddy Clements Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The original opera is a relatively bleak production. Death, loneliness and danger stalk throughout the love story at its core. This vibrant reimagining manages to somehow increase the shadow of violence and yet come out as a vibrant, energetic and charismatic show. This ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Book: Alan Janes Music and Lyrics: Buddy Holly and others Director: Adrian Rees Reviewer:  John Kennedy This Buddy Holly Story - a love letter to the more innocent times of Kodachrome snaps, Bobby-sox, pig-tails and ridiculous finned automobiles (being white helped enormously) rarely fails to engage its audience. A Lubbock, Texas, born son of the latter Depression years, Holly’s torch burned ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Adrian Rees Reviewer: Dominic Corr The Day the Music Died was how musician Don McLean commemorated the passing of fifties Rock & Roller Buddy Holly. Jukebox musicals always honour those with considerable talent, Buddy is no different. Writer Alan Janes seeks not to tell an untold story, but merely present the life of an accomplished artist ...

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

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Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Choreographer: Miguel Angel Reviewer: Dan English One of the original jukebox musicals, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, makes its rock and roll stop in Dartford, retelling the life of 50s musical superstar Buddy Holly. Buddy, written by Alan Janes, debuted in 1989, although Holly's legion of loyal fans are still flocking to see the ...

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