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Wicked The Musical Booking Extended!

Friday, August 29, 2008

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Tweet LONDON’S No.1 NEW MUSICAL ENTERS 3RD HIT YEAR. BOOKING EXTENDED TO 26 SEPTEMBER 2009. ALMOST HALF A MILLION NEW TICKETS GOING ON SALE WICKED, the record-breaking hit musical at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, is one of the West End’s biggest success stories. This year alone the award-winning new musical has already taken almost £20 […]

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Joseph Reviews

Friday, August 29, 2008

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Tweet Michael Coveney on Whatsonstage.com (four stars) – “Lee’s just the job. He has footballer thighs, curly black hair and a voice that never gives up even when he misses the melodic line at moments of stress. The mums will like him and other older women find him sexy. Myself, I prefer the camel, but […]

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Les Miserables Reviews

Friday, August 29, 2008

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Tweet “With much sledgehammer-like subtlety, Victor Hugo’s novel blasts onstage in a performance that, by no surprise, marks a justification for the musical’s 16th consecutive year in the West End. Recalling that the original production was by the Royal Shakespeare Company – can its restructuring repeat such highs? – this show crushes later rivals that […]

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The Lion King Reviews

Friday, August 29, 2008

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Tweet “The Lion King roared and the West End cheered last night as this wonderful evening unravelled in the famous, restored Lyceum… Most impressively, our very own Zimbabwe-born designer, Richard Hudson, has created a fantasy world of savannah and veldt, of jungle and desert, of burnished colours and a great looming, swivelling rock that represents […]

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Hairspray The Musical Reviews

Friday, August 29, 2008

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Tweet Michael Coveney on Whatsonstage.com (four stars) – “The ecstatic choreography of Jerry Mitchell combines with the delightful, primary-coloured costumes of Broadway veteran William Ivey Long to create a riotous scene at the oversize shop where mother and daughter are kitted out in style and the resident mannequins include a Supremes tribute trio. Director Jack […]

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Grease the Musical Reviews

Friday, August 29, 2008

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Tweet Grease was always supposed to be about an age of innocence tinged with sexual awakening, a paean to first love and first cigarettes, Cadillac cars and dance night in the school gym. Once upon a time in the West End, this seemed like a good idea; Richard Gere was the first, very good, UK […]

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Dirty Dancing Reviews

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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Tweet Michael Coveney on Whatsonstage.com (2 stars) – “It’s admirable that the show follows the 1987 film so faithfully, because Eleanor Bergstein’s story is a good one… The ensemble dance numbers come thrillingly alive in Kate Champion’s choreography, and the central couple of Josef Brown and Georgina Rich are much more attractive than Swayze and […]

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Billy Elliot The Musical Reviews

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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Tweet “…Billy Elliot strikes me as the greatest British musical I have ever seen, and I have not forgotten Lionel Bart’s Oliver! or Andrew Lloyd Webber’s  Phantom of the Opera. There is a rawness, a warm humour and a sheer humanity here that is worlds removed from the soulless slickness of most musicals. Yes, there […]

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Never Forget Transfer from the Savoy Theatre to Lyrics

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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Tweet Never Forget Transfer from the Savoy Theatre to Lyrics Theatre. The season will run from Thursday 20th November 2008 to Saturday 25th April 2009 and is now available for bookings. Never Forget is the story of Ash Sherwood, an aspiring singer-songwriter struggling to make it on the Manchester music scene. Along with Jake Turner – […]

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Rain Man in Apollo!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

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Tweet Josh Hartnett will appear in a upcoming adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie Rain Man, which will be staged in West End from the end of August 2008.The Hollywood star will take a part of Charlie Babbitt, the role originally played by Tom Cruise in this cult movie from 1988. British actor Adam Godley will […]

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