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The Full Monty– New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Writer: Simon Beaufoy Director: Rupert Hill Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The collapse of Northern England’s industrial heritage caused something of an existential crisis in the workers left behind. Simon Beaufoy’s 1997 film The Full Monty captured that feeling as it was happening, with his tale of a group of ex-steel workers who, desperate for some cash, become the world’s most improbable male ...

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Tales from Ovid – C, Edinburgh

Director: David Antrobus Reviewer: R. G. Balgray Love and Change: KCS Theatre Group – from King’s College School, Wimbledon – take on the transformational mythologies of Ted Hughes’ pick of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in their limited run at C Venues. The raw power of the poet’s translation is given a fresh spin by this young, energetic ensemble. In this production, the ...

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NEWS: Love Me Tender to première in Manchester ahead of tour

Producers have today announced details of a UK tour for Love Me Tender, a new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley. The tour opens at Manchester’s Opera House on 5 June 2015 before embarking on a UK tour. In a small town in 1950s America, a guitar-playing, hip-swivelling stranger rides his motorbike into town. Is he ...

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Anything Goes – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: PG Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay New Book: Timothy Crouse, John Weidman Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Alex Ramon Following its highly acclaimed and hugely successful run as Sheffield Theatres’ 2014 Christmas show, Daniel Evans’s production of Anything Goes now tours, arriving at Wimbledon before heading on to (deep breath) Aylesbury, Stoke-on-Trent, Bromley, Bradford, Hull, ...

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Cinderella – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Alex Ramon   “PANTO’S ALIVE!!!” bellows the inimitable Brian Blessed as the audience takes its seats at this year’s New Wimbledon Theatre pantomime. And with a packed, enthusiastic crowd at this theatre and many (many) pantos on offer elsewhere, it certainly seems like this most curious yet most beloved of British theatrical traditions ...

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NEWS: Curve, Leicester’s Hairspray gets all new 2015/16 UK Tour

A revival of this year’s production of Hairspray produced by Leicester Curve will embark on a major UK tour in 2015/16. This big, bold and beautiful musical comedy will begin its UK tour opening at Leicester’s Curve theatre on 9 September 2015 and will then tour to 29 venues across the UK, including a Christmas residency at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre ...

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NEWS: Rock Of Ages Announces UK Tour

Producers have today announced detail of the first UK Tour of West End and Broadway hit Rock Of Ages The Musical. Following a three-year run in London’s West End Rock of Ages will open at The Palace Theatre, Manchester on 5th May 2014 before embarking on a UK tour. Following Manchester the show will tour to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Torquay, Nottingham, ...

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Aladdin – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:4] The New Wimbledon Theatre pantomime is known across the land as one of the largest and most celeb-filled shows every Christmas. This year’s production of Aladdin is certainly no exception. With Jo Brand, Matthew Kelly and Flawless at the top of the bill the audience at press night were clearly ...

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