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Jesus Christ Superstar – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [Rating:4] The Echo Arena may not have been full for the final performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, but the audience lapped it up in this multi-million pound epic arena revival. First performed in 1971, Webber and Rice’s rock opera ...

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Evita – The Mayflower, Southampton

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Naomi Stevens [rating:3]   Evita. The story of the actress-turned-first lady of Argentina is perhaps not the most well known of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s productions, but as is the case with most of his music, the score contains some famous numbers alongside some tricky harmonies and ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Reviewer: Mark McCulloch [Rating: 5] The classic rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar returns, following its critically acclaimed sell out tours of Australia and the UK. Telling the Easter story with more passion and power than any written word could, Superstar, brings the well-known biblical story right up to date into a modern world ...

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Evita – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:5] The story of Evita begins at the end. As the curtain rises we immediately get the impression we are being watched. Visible through a transparent screen is a makeshift cinema and theatre goers stare back at us. The film abruptly ends and the ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics:Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Josephine Jones [rating:4] In a truly spectacular performance, Ian ‘H’ Watkins returns to play the main character of Joseph once more in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, now the longest running musical of all time. In this traditional biblical tale the narrator, played by Jennifer Potts, tells the story ...

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The Lion King – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] When Disney’s film The Lion King was released in 1994, it was the first full length animated film they had produced that was a totally original story, although it doffs its cap to the biblical stories of Moses and Joseph and ...

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NEWS: Casting for From Here To Eternity confirmed

Producers have today announced casting for the eagerly anticipated new musical From Here to Eternity, the world premiere of Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson’s new stage musical which begins previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 30 September. Darius Campbell (Chicago, West End) will play Warden, Siubhan Harrison (Grease, West End) will play Lorene, Robert Lonsdale (Anna Christie, Donmar Warehouse) will ...

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Cats The Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Lyrics based on the book by T S Eliot Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Marina Stevenson Reviewer:Maggie Constable [rating:4] Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats The Musical, on at Milton Keynes this week, is based on the poet T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. It is one of the longest running shows, having first played to London audiences in ...

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