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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – WMC, Cardiff

Music:  Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat the musical returns to the stage con brio, with a plethora of well-known musical numbers, refreshed and rejuvenated with all its original pizzazz still in place.  The Biblical story of Joseph, betrayed by his jealous brothers and sold into slavery in ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Edinburgh Playhouse

Lyrics: Tim Rice Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Edie Ranvier It’s hard to go wrong with a bit of “Joseph”. It’s coming up for fifty years since the musical, inspired by the biblical tale of Joseph and his brothers and penned by the unsurpassable double-act of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, opened for its professional premiere ...

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Evita – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Michael Hootman It’s hard to analyse exactly why this production of Evita doesn’t quite work; it does nothing obviously wrong and everyone involved seems perfectly competent. But it never soars or emotionally engages the viewer, and the hairs on the back of my neck remained steadfastly ...

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Chess – London Coliseum, London

Music: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Stephen Bates This new “semi”-staged production of Chess, a musical that can be seen as a metaphor for the Cold War, is a great deal more welcome than the 2018 revival of the Cold War itself.  The show was developed as a concept album and it then ...

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CD REVIEW: Hamlisch Uncovered

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Marvin Hamlisch: composer, conductor and the only person other than Richard Rogers to win a Pulitzer Prize as well the full EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & Tony). Most of his body of work was made up film scores as well as being a prolific conductor, but he will probably be best remembered for composing the score for ...

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Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre, London

Writer:Chad Beguelin Director and Choreographer: Casey Nicholaw Lyricists: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin Composer: Alan Menken Reviewer: Paul Couch Back in 1978, the poster tag-lines for Richard Donner’s epic Superman movie promised: “You will believe a man can fly”. We didn’t – the effects were pretty rudimentary and, frankly, disappointing but that cannot be said of the Broadway ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright & Bob Thompson Reviewer: Holly Spanner Since early this year, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar has been touring the UK, with The Grand in Leeds roughly marking the halfway point. Since its conception in 1970, the musical was staged on Broadway a year later to mixed reviews before opening ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bob Thompson &Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Jonny Black Jesus Christ Superstar first hit the stage in 1971 and has been thrilling audiences around the world ever since. It was the first professional stage production by the hugely successful team of Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics).‘JCS’ is a rock opera which ...

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