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42nd Street – Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Book: Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble Director: Mark Bramble Lyrics: Al Dubin Music: Harry Warren Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty If you close your eyes and think of what a 1930s Broadway musical looks, feels and sounds like, then congratulations - you’re looking at 42nd Street. Created in 1980 as a call-back to the era, the show combines mind-bending tap dance routines, rolling ...

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Calamity Jane – The Curve, Leicester

Book: Charles K Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: James Garrington When originally released in 1953, the film version of Calamity Jane was immensely popular, with a combination of good musical numbers and the casting of Doris Day and Howard Keel in the central rôles. Like the film, this production features some well-known faces: ...

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Calamity Jane – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Charles K. Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The strangest fact about the stage musical of Calamity Jane is that is has never been staged in either the West End or Broadway despite numerous sell-out tours of both the US And UK. Loosely based on tales from the life of Martha ...

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Calamity Jane – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Charles K Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Calamity Jane whip cracks her way into Darlington this week. On the face of it, Calamity Jane shouldn’t be a heroine. ‘Careless with the Truth’ and a stranger to a bar of soap, she is petulant, has tantrums, is obsessive and has jealous ...

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Calamity Jane – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Director: Nikolai Foster Adapted for the stage by: Charles K. Freeman Music and Lyrics: Sammy Fain andPaul Francis Webster Reviewer: Jo Payne Far from being the calamity suggested, thisCalamity Janeis a seamless re-telling of a well-known story. Its plot, songs, design and cast combine to create an impressive feast for the senses and emotions. From the outset, the audience are ...

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Calamity Jane – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Adaptor: Charles K. Freeman Choreographer: Nick Winston Director: Nikola Foster Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard The popular film that starred Doris Day is back on the road with I’d Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger in the title rôle. Using the life of Martha Jane Cannary (the real life Calamity Jane) as a basis for this ...

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Calamity Jane – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Charles K. Freeman Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director: Nikolai Foster Choreographer: Nick Winston Reviewer: Sue Collier Tonight, the town of Deadwood visits Bradford, and with it comesthe characterful, jolly rootin’ tootin’ musical Calamity Jane starringthe vibrant Jodie Prenger as Calamity Jane and Tom Lister as her sparring partner and eventual lover, Wild Bill Hickok. A sackcloth ...

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Calamity Jane – Bristol Hippodrome

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster Director:Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Naomi Stevens There are many musicals set in the Wild West but arguably the most famous is Calamity Jane, a gun-slinging, horse-riding tomboy who is known for her stories of defeating armies single handed and so named because she always seemed to attract disaster. Set largely in the town of ...

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