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Kindertransport – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Diane Samuels Director: Anne Simon Reviewer: Molly Richardson Kindertransportsounds joyful, like kindergarten or Kinder Surprise eggs; but the reality is the polar opposite, for this was the term used when thousands of children were sent away from their families in Germany ahead of the Second World War in order to escape the Nazi regime. The story begins in Hamburg, ...

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Quartet – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Ronald Harwood   Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Molly Richardson Quartet tells of four retired and aging opera singers, who have taken residence in a care home. First, we meet trio Cecily (Wendi Peters), Reggie (Jeff Rawle) and Wilfred (Paul Nicholas), who are unearthing the mystery of who the new ‘star’ resident is to be – there are mixed reactions ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – The Grand, Leeds

Writers:  Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Set Designer: Nigel Hook Reviewer: Rob Atkinson This play has a starkly self-explanatory title, but it’s one that rather pushes the boundaries of understatement. To say that the play goes wrong is rather like stating that RMS Titanic had slight buoyancy problems – it’s a phrase that comes nowhere near ...

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Babe the Sheep-Pig – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Stage Adaptation: David Wood Based on the book by Dick King-Smith Director: Michael Fentiman Designer: Madeleine Girling Puppet Director: Matthew Forbes Composer: Barnaby Race Reviewer: Rob Atkinson Stage adaptations of popular books that have already been big screen hits can be a tricky business, particularly when, as in the case of Babe the Sheep-Pig, most of the principal characters are ...

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Bernadette Peters: In Concert – Opera House, Manchester

Portrait of Bernadette Peters

Musical Director: Marvin Laird Reviewer: Taylor Simmons The stage is set; a simple white backdrop, vibrant colourful lighting, the occasional projection, and 11 musicians. This evening is about the music. Before even a note is played, the atmosphere is electric. Bernadette Peters’ Broadway reputation from over 50 years in the business has preceded her and created an environment fit for ...

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NEWS: Wildhorn’s Wonderland to receive European Premiere with a UK and Ireland Tour

Wonderland UK Tour Art Work

By John Roberts Frank Wildhorn’s musical adaptation of Lewis Carrol’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass will receive a European Premiere with a UK and Ireland Tour. Wonderland will start its magical Journey at the Edinburgh Playhouse from Friday, 20January 2017. The musical (which should not be confused with the recent Wonder.Land as part of the Manchester ...

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STAGE SHOT: End of the Rainbow – 2016 UK Tour

It's 1968 and Judy Garland, a once-glittering star, is in London to make her explosive comeback. But off stage, holed up in her hotel room, Judy is battling with her young new fiancé, her devoted accompanist, and her destructive addictions. Will she be able to conquer her demons and reclaim her crown as one of history’s great musical icons? Featuring ...

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NEWS: Disney on Ice to celebrate Silver Anniversary with new UK Tour.

Minnie, Goofy, Daisy, Donald and Mickey Mouse ready to celebrate 25 years of Disney on Ice

Disney fans across the UK can celebrate once again as Mickey and Minnie Mouse put on their skating boots and whisk audiences away to four of the most iconic Disney Worlds in their Silver Anniversary Celebration which will open at Liverpool’s Echo Arena in March. Mickey and Minnie will be joined by Goofy, Donald and Daisy Duck as they embark ...

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