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West Side Story – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director/Choreographer: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Laura Orton [rating:4.5] Set on the downtrodden streets of New York in the 1950's, West Side Story is the much loved musical adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo &Juliet. It is widely known as one of the all time greats of the theatre, and with good reason. In ...

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NEWS: West Side Story set to make a triumphant return to Glasgow in January

Direct from a sell-out season at London’s Sadler’s Wells and following international critical acclaim, West Side Story returns to Glasgow with a fresh new cast in January. Leading the talented new cast is Katie Hall as Maria and Louis Maskell as her star-crossed lover Tony. Katie has most recently played Christine in the national tour of Phantom of the Opera ...

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West Side Story – New Theatre, Oxford

Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Arthur Laurents Choreography: Originally by Jerome Robbins, reproduced by Joey McKneely Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Carol Evans [rating:5] More than fifty years on, West Side Story is as timeless and relevant as it was when it first burst onto the Broadway stage. It captivated audiences back in 1957 and the current touring production, ...

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NEWS: Drew McOnie Forms New Company

Drew McOnie is to launch a brand new theatre-dance company The McOnie Company, with the first production receiving its World Premiere in February 2014. The McOnie Company is a new company, who aim is to bridge the gap between musical theatre and pure dance audiences, bringing passionate and accessible dance productions to as many people as possible. McOnie is fast ...

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West Side Story – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Arthur Laurents Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3] Many musicals of this scale and magnitude would usually get at least a week in front of an audience before being subjected to the critical eye of the press, a shame that the producers didn’t see the need for that to happen with this ...

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West Side Story – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:5.0] Take seventy-five supremely talented young people from across the UK, throw them into the theatrical hothouse that is the National Youth Music Theatre and offer them an amazing Manchester warehouse to play with for a few nights. What better thing could happen than West ...

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NEWS: Katie Hall leads cast in West Side Story revival.

Katie Hall is to lead the cast in the forthcoming UK 50th Anniversary tour of West Side Story in the rôle of Maria, with Louis Maskell as her star-crossed lover Tony. Hall has most recently finished playing the rôle of Christine in the 25th Anniversary production of Phantom of the Opera and prior to the Cossette also in the 25th ...

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