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Kinky Boots – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Harvey Fierstein Music and Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Nicole Craft Starting life as a motion picture back in 2005, Kinky Boots tells the tale of the rebirth of a Northampton shoe company which saves itself from the brink of collapse by creating a range of shoes for drag queens. With the stage musical having won many awards ...

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Brave New World – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Writer: Aldous Huxley Adaptor: Dawn King Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Imagine a world in which everyone is happy all the time under the benevolent eye of the State. Sounds Utopian, yes? But what if all that were achieved by genetically modifying and conditioning citizens to fit in, if strong emotions were banned because of their impact, if everyone ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Writer: Michael Harrison Director: Jonny Bowles Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Grand’s production of Sleeping Beauty has to be one of the glitziest and most sparkling around. Of all the traditional panto stories, Sleeping Beauty is perhaps the thinnest in terms of plot, although it does have the required good and bad magic, a prince and princess and the princess’s loyal ...

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To Sir, With Love – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Adapted by: Ayub Khan Din from the book by E R Braithwaite Director: Mark Babych Reviewer: Jennie Philpot [Rating:4] To Sir, With Love is based on the autobiographical novel by E. R. Braithwaite about life in an inner-city school in the East End of London. Written in 1959 it is just as relevant now as it was back then, with ...

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Evita – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:5] The story of Evita begins at the end. As the curtain rises we immediately get the impression we are being watched. Visible through a transparent screen is a makeshift cinema and theatre goers stare back at us. The film abruptly ends and the ...

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GHOST The Musical – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Bruce Joel Rubin Music and Lyrics: Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:5] GHOST the film first graced our screens in 1990 and was an instant hit with audiences worldwide. With a memorable cast, a firmly associated soundtrack and a devastating love story that tugs at even the hardiest of heartstrings the decision to ...

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