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The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre, London

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Additional Music and Lyrics: Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, Hans Zimmer Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Glen Pearce   When Disney’sThe Lion Kingopened at the Lyceum Theatre 15 years ago many were saying the age of the ‘mega musical’ was over. While it was true that ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Taylor Simmons Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s earliest works, is still a family favourite – and one which continues to pack house. Bill Kenwright’s latest incarnation is vibrant, colourful and full of youthful fun – which is echoed throughout in its casting. Joseph, ...

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The Lion King – Sunderland Empire

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers &Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Mark Clegg When Disney formed their theatrical division in 1993 and set their sights on the Great White Way, critics sneered and began to sharpen their claws. But when Beauty and the Beast opened the following year, the House of Mouse proved very quickly that ...

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The Lion King – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music/Lyrics: Elton John, Tim Rice, Lebo M, Mark Mancina Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer : Iris Beaumont Roaring into its 15th year in the West End and currently on it’s first ever UK tour The Lion King takes pride and place for a eight week run at the Liverpool Empire. Having lost none of its ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning Monday 14th April 2014

Last night saw the best in London theatre celebrated in the one of the UK’s most glamorous events – the 2014 Olivier Awards, however, great theatre isn’t thankfully confined to inside the M25 and our round-up looks at the best shows all around the UK &Ireland for the next week. Consequences and decisions seems to be a natural theme for ...

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The Lion King – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Music: Elton John, Lebo M, Mark Mancina and others Lyrics: Tim Rice and others Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Choreographer: Garth Fagan Musical Director: Jonathan Gill Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The Lion King is a massive theatrical blockbuster born from a collaboration between showbiz heavyweights Tim Rice and Elton John and includes the Oscar-winning song ‘Can You ...

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NEWS: Rocket Pictures to produced animated musical of Joseph

Rocket Pictures to Produce animated feature film of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Elton John’s Rocket Pictures has acquired the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s global stage phenomenon, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, and is embarking on an all-new animated family feature film, in association with The Really ...

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From Here To Eternity – Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Lyrics: Tim Rice Music: Stuart Brayson Book: Bill Oakes Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3] From Here to Eternity marks the return of noted lyricist Tim Rice to the London stage with this new adaptation of this World War II story, probably best known in its film incarnation and its iconic shenanigans in the surf. This treatment harks back ...

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