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Miss Saigon – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Book & lyrics: Alain Boublil Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Additional Lyrics: Richard Maltby Jnr. & Michael Mahler Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Beth Steer Pitted as the ‘epic love story of our time’, Miss Saigon is an absolute smash hit. In Cameron Mackintosh’s new version of the Schonberg and Boublil classic, the dark history of America’s involvement in the Vietnam war is ...

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Miss Saigon – Curve, Leicester

Book and Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Richard Maltby Jr and Alain Boublil with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Everything about this touring production of Miss Saigon is big. The cast is big – nearly forty cast members are named in the programme – the orchestra is big – 15 credited musicians -  the sets and ...

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Death Takes a Holiday – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Book: Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone Music and Lyrics: Maury Yeston Director: Thom Sutherland Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Death was exceptionally busy in 2016 and aside from the ongoing wars and natural disasters he also claimed an exceptionally high number of actors, musicians and celebrities. Understandably then, he’s in need of a bit of a rest and fortunately Maury Yeston, Thomas ...

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The Grand Tour – Finborough Theatre, London

Composer &Lyricist: Jerry Herman Writers: Michael Stewart &Mark Bramble Director: Thom Sutherland Reviewer: Tom Finch Jerry Herman's largely forgotten 1979 musical is getting its European première at the charming Finborough Theatre this January. Following the journey made by a Jewish refugee and an anti-Semitic colonel who join forces to escape the impending Nazi occupation of France this is a simple ...

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High Society – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music &Lyrics: Cole Porter (additional lyrics bySusan Birkenhead) Book: Arthur Copit Director: Anna Linstrum Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Kathryn M Bartlett [rating:4] High Society is not an astounding, mind-blowing show, but it is good. Very good. Initially a slow-burner, with scenes of extended dialogue in the first half that, at times, nearly feel a little too long-winded; it redeems itself ...

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Marguerite – Tabard Theatre, London

Music: Michel Legrand New Book: Alain Boublil &Guy Unsworth Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer Based upon the original book: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg &Jonathan Kent with additions by Marie Zamora Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: Michael Rawlings [rating:3.5] Marguerite arrived in London originally in 2008, amid much fanfare heralding this new musical from the Les Miserables creators, Boublil and Schonberg, and starring one ...

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