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84 Charing Cross Road – Darlington Hippodrome

Based on the novel by Helene Hanff Adaptor: James Roose-Evans Director: Richard Beecham Reviewer: Mark Clegg In an age of emails, Skype and instant messaging it’s now difficult to remember the not-to-distant past when the main way of people communicating over long distances was writing letters. Such trans-Atlantic correspondences provide the basis for Helene Hanff’s autobiographical book as the New ...

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Guys and Dolls – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Jo Swerling &Abe Burrows, based on the Stories and Characters of Damon Runyon Choreographer: Carlos Acosta &Andrew Wright Director: Gordon Greenberg Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard   Rolling into the Palace Theatre before pitching up in the West End next month, Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls will make your heart soar and your cheeks hurt from smiling. Nathan ...

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Annie Get Your Gun – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Original Book: Herbert Fields &Dorothy Fields Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Grace Galloway   Irving Berlin’s musical Annie Get Your Gun certainly goes off with a bang, but not as entirely sharp-shooting as perhaps anticipated. With classic songs including There's No Business Like Show Business and Anything you can do this show seems to be a recipe ...

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My Judy Garland Life – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer: Amanda Whittington Director: Kath Rogers Reviewer: Phil Lowe In her acclaimed memoir, My Judy Garland Life, author Susie Boyt, says of hero worship: 'Hero worship, when properly entered into has a great deal of poetry to it. It inspires and motivates, renews and revives. It encourages introspection, investigation of desire, personal moral inventory and all manner of fruitful examinations... ...

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