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Treasure Island – Octagon Theatre at University of Bolton Football Stadium

Writer:  Robert Louis Stevenson Adaptor: Kate Ferguson Music and lyrics: Susannah Pearse Director: Tim Jackson Reviewer: Jay Nuttall The still temporary homeless Octagon Theatre in Bolton set sail down the road to The University of Bolton football stadium to deliver their new family musical Treasure Island. As much a staple in the festive Christmas show fold as rum on board ...

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The Season – Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Book and Lyrics: Kit Buchan Music: Jim Barne Director: Tim Jackson Reviewer: James Garrington It may still be November but already the Christmas-themed productions are starting to appear. This one is from the pens of Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, winners of the 2018 Stiles & Drewe Mentorship Award – and it’s a delight. The Season is a new musical, ...

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Dusty – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Jonathan Harvey Director: Maria Friedman Reviewer: May Mellstrom “I’m 90 percent smoke and mirrors darling” declares Dusty Springfield, with a glint in her kohl-rimmed eyes as she rejects a marriage proposal and hails a taxi, disappearing into the night. The legendary British singer, born Mary O’Brien in 1939, was famously private however this new musical from acclaimed writer Jonathan ...

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Dusty – Lyceum, Sheffield

Writer: Jonathan Harvey Director: Maria Friedman Musical Supervisor: Tim Sutton Choreographer: Tim Jackson Set & Costume Designer: Tom Pye Reviewer: Sheila Stratford The world premiere of the new musical charting Dusty Springfield’s life and singing career, is at the Lyceum in Sheffield. Through 19 songs it follows her turbulent life and contains many of her pop hits including I Only ...

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Made In Dagenham – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

The Cast Of Made In Dagenham

Book: Richard Bean Music: David Arnold Lyrics: David Thomas Director: Douglas Rintoul Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Glen Pearce As the opening production of his first season as Artistic Director of the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, Douglas Rintoul takes the audacious step of staging the first regional production of Made In Dagenham. It’s a brave choice, not only did the show ...

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Made In Dagenham – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

The Cast Of Made In Dagenham

Writer: Richard Bean Composer: David Arnold Lyricist: Richard Thomas Director: Douglas Rintoul Musical Director: Ben Goddard Reviewer: Michael Gray   Vintage Fords flock to Hornchurch for the homecoming opening of this first major revival of the 2014 musical Made In Dagenham. It’s based on the film of a few years earlier, which embroiders the story of the Dagenham machinists’ 1968 ...

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – Curve, Leicester

Book &Lyrics: Jake Brunger from the novel by Sue Townsend Music &Lyrics: Pippa Cleary Director: Luke Sheppard Reviewer: Claire Going Watched Adrian Mole tonight. Laughed my socks off because it was dead good. Wanted to watch it all over again, but found out the cast can only do it once a night. Just my luck. Sue Townsend’s awkward young anti-hero ...

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Little Shop of Horrors – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Book and Lyrics: Howard Ashman Music: Alan Menken Director: Derek Bond Reviewer: Matt Yeoman   Audiences of Derek Bond’s current production at the Royal Exchange are in for a real Christmas botanical cracker with this production of Little Shop of Horrors. The slick, high quality production value of this show is enough to leave the audience wanting more, disturbingly similar ...

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