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Footloose the Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Music: Tom Snow Writer: Dean Pitchford Adaptor: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen It was turned into a film back in 1983, starring Kevin Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker, but on stage Footloose The Musical is less of a hit. The stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, like the movie, is based on ...

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Chicago – New Theatre, Oxford

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Lyrics: Fred Ebb Music: John Kander Book: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   Chicago. The late 1920s. A city overrun with waist-coated gangsters, sleazy lawyers, and dolled-up dancing girls in short, sparkling dresses. A city in which every guy speaks out of the corner of his mouth and all the women blow seductive kisses ...

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Footloose – The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Stage Adaptation: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Matthew Cole Reviewer: Dan English   There’s a sizzling musical at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre as Footloose makes a stop on it’s new UK Tour. Based on the 1980s cult film, the Racky Plews-directed musical sees city boy Ren McCormack (Luke Baker) struggle to fit into life in Bomont, a ...

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas – Dominion Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Book: David Ives and Paul Blake Director: Morgan Young Musical Director: Andrew Corcoran Reviewer: Glen Pearce London’s West End used to be known for its Christmas spectaculars, however, with theatre real estate increasingly being tied up by long-runners it’s become harder for festive entertainments to find a short-term home. So while this production of Irving ...

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Footloose: The Musical – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music: Tom Snow Lyrics: Dean Pitchford Adapters: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie Director: Pollyann Turner Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Stage Experience has been a feature at Ambassador Group Theatres since its inception in Swindon in 1993. It aims to give youngsters the opportunity to perform as part of a large cast in a professional scale production. Ten days of intensive rehearsal ...

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