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Lock & Key – The Vaults Festival, Waterloo

Book & Lyrics: A.C. Smith Music: Bella Barlow Director: Adam Lenson Reviewer: Sophia Moss How much would you sacrifice for success? Would you put up with a nightmare boss who constantly puts you down? Would you stay in the office until 10pm and miss your own birthday party?  How about cutting off your fingers or shredding your hand to show ...

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Kiss Me, Kate – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Quirijn de Lang and Jeni Bern in Kiss Me Kate

Book: Bella and Samuel Spewack Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Jo Davies Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Kiss Me, Kate revolves around the most controversial of Shakespeare’s plays, The Taming of the Shrew. Created by Cole Porter, it premiered on Broadway in 1948and won the inaugural Tony Award for Best Musical. A successful film version followed in 1953, and the ...

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Opera North: Kiss Me, Kate – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Samuel and Bella Spewack Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Jo Davies Conductor: David Charles Abell Reviewer: Donna Kelly   Following their five-star production of Carousel in 2012, Opera North returns to the world of Broadway with a brand new production of hit musical Kiss Me, Kate. Written by Samuel and Bella Spewack, with music and lyrics by Cole ...

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Kiss Me Kate – The Grand, Leeds

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Jo Davies Conductor: David Charles Abell Reviewer: Tom Tollett Jo Davies’ splendid new production of Kiss Me, Kate, Cole Porter’s famous take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, is a triumph from beginning to end. Not only can it claim first-rate vocals, acting and dancing from principals and chorus alike, but Davies’ careful ...

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The Producers – New Theatre Oxford

Director: Matthew White Music &Lyrics: Mel Brooks Book: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Reviewer: Katy Roberts This stylish revival of Mel Brooks’ 2001 musical looks great, sounds great, and is supported by a large cast with several strong performances. Unfortunately, with the musical’s script dating from 1968 (when the film on which the show is based was released), the humour ...

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The Producers – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Music &Lyrics: Mel Brooks Book: Mel Brooks &Thomas Meehan Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Adapted by Mel Brooks from his own 1968 Oscar-winning movie, The Producers proves to be just as much a winner as it was when it first appeared on stage in 2001,accumulatingas it did a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.This brand new production with a dream central ...

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The Producers – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Mel Brooks Music &Lyrics: Mel Brooks Director: Matthew White Musical Supervisor &Director : Andrew Hilton Choreographer: Lee Proud Reviewer: Sheila Stratford The Producers is based on Mel Brook’s Academy Award winning motion picture of the same name. It has been a runaway success on Broadway and the in West End, winning 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards. From ...

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The Producers – Mayflower, Southampton

Composer and Lyricist: Mel Brooks Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Lloyd Perry   The Producers is unique both in content and style but what an absolute hit it is as a stage production.Taken from the book written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, the production is on tour and arrived at The Mayflower with a very well-known cast and a string ...

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