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Sunny Afternoon – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Book: Joe Penhall Original Story: Ray Davies Music and Lyrics: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys From Muswell Hill to the top of the charts, via endless discord, constant ripping off from their managers, unexpected parenthood, depression and a war with the US trade unions, Sunny Afternoon is a spirited, celebratory, witty, joyous departure from the usual musical ...

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Sunny Afternoon – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Book: Joe Penhall Original Story: Ray Davies Music and Lyrics: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Dan English The music of The Kinks warms the winter evenings as Sunny Afternoon reaches Dartford’s Orchard Theatre as part of its UK tour. Stepping off the West End, this musical transports audiences backs to the 1960s, following the emergence of The Kinks, tracking their ...

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Sunny Afternoon – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Cast of UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

Book: Joe Penhall Original Story: Ray Davies Music and Lyrics: Ray Davies Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys From Muswell Hill to the top of the charts, via endless discord, constant ripping off from their managers, unexpected parenthood, depression and a war with the US trade unions, Sunny Afternoon is a spirited, celebratory, witty, joyous departure from the usual musical ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Groomed – Sweet Waterfront

Groomed

Writer: Patrick Sandford Director Nancy Meckler Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle The nature of the Fringe, is you never really know what you’re going to see or what impact if any, a production will have on you. You don’t expect to watch Groomed, written and performed by Patrick Sandford with a lump in your throat, a knot in your stomach ...

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A Christmas Carol – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Poster Image of A Christmas Carol

Writer: Charles Dickens Adaptor/Director: Ciaran McConville Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Most productions of A Christmas Carol tend to follow the same tried and tested formula. The bleakness of Ebenezer Scrooge’s life is realised in sparse austerity, while those of his less parsimonious acquaintances are characterised by jubilant dances and festive singing. Scrooge himself usually speaks in miserable monotone, whereas the voices ...

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Propaganda Swing – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Peter Arnott Director: Hamish Glen Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Nazi Germany understood the need for a propaganda war to support the physical war as they sought to dishearten the allies and break their spirit. Central to this was, of course, the “Germany Calling, Germany Calling” broadcasts of William Joyce – Lord Haw Haw – but his rhetoric was somewhat dry ...

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Miss Nightingale – The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer:Matthew Bugg Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Matthew Bugg Designer: Carla Goodman Reviewer: Michael Gray A nurse from the North Country longs to be on the burlesque stage. Her ambition is fostered by three men in wartime London – a black-marketeer Mr Fixit, a war-hero toff and a Polish Jew in exile. Matthew Bugg's labour of love began its life ...

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Miss Nightingale: The Burlesque Musical – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Matthew Bugg Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Jane Pink [rating: 5]   In his autobiography, The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp describes the heightened sensitivities of people living through the blackouts and bombings of the London Blitz. “As soon as the bombs started to fall, the city became like a paved double bed. Voices whispered suggestively as you walked along; ...

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