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WHAT’S HOT: Week beginning Monday 21 April 2014

The Easter holidays may be in mid-flow but there’s no break for theatres across the country as they continue their spring programmes with the usual eclectic mix. Let us know if you’re seeing any of these productions this week. Every Last Trick – Royal and Derngate, Northampton Feydau’s classic French farce is given fresh translation by Tamsin Oglesby and unites ...

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West Side Story – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Arthur Laurents Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Selwyn Knight There can be few musicals more iconic than West Side Story. First produced on Broadway in 1957, it is well known for its extended balletic dance sequences choreographed by Jerome Robbins, sublime music from Leonard Bernstein and intelligent lyrics from Stephen Sondheim. And what is ...

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West Side Story – The Playhouse, Edinburgh

Writer: Arthur Laurents Director: Joey McKneely Choreography: Joey McKneely (Based on original work by Jerome Robbins) Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondhein Reviewer: Michelle Haynes It’s hard to believe that when it was originally written West Side Story had a rough battle to get accepted by producers or even gain funding. Now regarded as a classic, Joey McKneely takes us ...

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West Side Story – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Music: Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Arthur Laurents Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Pete Benson Probably the best musical ever written; West Side Story. An iconic musical with a huge weight of history bearing down on it. Not least because of the artistic giants that created it, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and choreographer Jerome Robbins who arguably between them reinvented ...

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West Side Story – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director/Choreographer: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The glorious finished product that West Side Story became is extraordinary considering how fraught the relationship between the show's tyrannical director Jerome Robbins (whose choreography is re-produced on this tour by his former assistant Joey McKneely) and the creative team of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part III

And as we come to our final part of our 2014 preview of shows in and around the UK and Ireland we ask our regional editors in the North West, London, and along the South Coast what productions are getting them excited over the course of the year. Do you agree? What are you most looking forward to? Share your ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part II

In our second instalment of our 2014 previews our regional editors in Scotland, Central and South West talk us through the productions that are getting them excited throughout the year. SCOTLAND: Lauren Humphries The temperature is falling, the urge to hibernate is strong but 2014 promises to be a knockout year in Scottish theatre. You'd be forgiven for thinking that ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part I

Over the next week we shall be looking at the shows that have got our regional editors excited in 2014. Today we shall be looking at Ireland, South East and North East &Yorkshire. Are you excited by any of these productions? Share what you think in the comments section below. IRELAND: Ciara Murphy Here at The Public Reviews in Ireland, ...

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