Category Theatre

In Interview: Lee Lomas, Managing Director of 1956 Theatre talks about Pudding Black

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Frankly My Dear chats with Lee Lomas of 1956 Theatre ahead of the opening night of his new original play Pudding Black.

Following the success of their first original production Juke Box Baby last year, 1956 Theatre are back with a brand new play called Pudding Black.

In true 1956 Theatre style, the team have taken the classic ‘whodunnit’ genre and given it a contemporary makeover.

Frankly, My Dear caught up with writer Lee Lomas (Managing Director of 1956 Theatre) to find out about the new play...

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Jonathan Holloway’s Jekyll & Hyde at Platform Theatre, London

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Jonathan Holloway’s directs startling reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll & Hyde

Following successful productions in 2013, Jekyll & Hyde returns to London next month for a two-week run at Platform Theatre, King’s Cross.

Written and directed by acclaimed director and playwright Jonathan Holloway, this ambitious adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson’s much-loved thriller tells the story of Henry Utterson, a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between Dr...

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You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews Heads to St James Theatre

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Musical returns to London in August with an all-star cast

St. James Theatre will play host to You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews from 25 August to 5 September 2015.

The show, which celebrates over 80 years of the Jewish contribution to musical theatre, features an all-star cast including Lloyd Daniels (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Sarah Earnshaw (Spamalot) and Sophie Evans (The Wizard of Oz).

Developed by Michaela Stern and Daniel Donskoy, You Won’t Succe...

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Film Review: London Road

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Ground-breaking, innovative and completely compelling, London Road is nothing like you’ve ever seen before

For the past eight years, National Theatre Live (NTLive) has been broadcasting performances of their productions live via satellite to movie theatres and art centres across the world. No surprise then that the award-winning theatre decided to premiere their latest film, an adaptation of innovative musical London Road, as part of NTLive.

Initially written as a piece of musical theatre, Lo...

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War Horse: From Page to Stage

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Photo of War Horse, New London Cast, 2014 by Brinkhoff/Mögenbur

How did National Theatre brought Michael Morpurgo’s book to life on stage?

What makes theatre so special is its ability to bring story to life. Unlike a film or a book, live theatre delivers a human-to-human experience and an intimacy between the actor and the audience. Theatre can entrance, suspend and open the creative imagination of the audience to the highest possibilities...

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Theatre Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Opera House, Manchester

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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

Following its successful run in the West End starring Robert Lindsay, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels embarks on its UK tour with a new cast and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Based on the 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tells the story of two con men (Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson) who try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.

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Theatre Review: To Kill a Mockingbird – The Lowry, Salford

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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel, which was made into a film in 1962 starring Gregory Peck, still continues to capture the hearts and imagination of people across the world. No surprise then Christopher Sergel’s award-winning stage adaptation received a rapturous reception on its opening night at The Lowry.

Set in the American Deep South in...

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Theatre Review: Boeing Boeing – Oldham Coliseum

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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

Marc Camoletti’s frantic French comedy Boeing Boeing is brought to life in a hilarious new adaptation by Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

Based on the classic farce written by French playwright Marc Camoletti, Boeing Boeing tells the story of playboy bachelor Bernard and his love life to three different fiancées from three competing airlines...

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Concert Review: Ruby Turner – The Lowry, Salford

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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

There’s no mistaking the unique vocal style of Ruby Turner. The soul and R&B singer raised the roof of the Quay’s Theatre when she visited The Lowry as part of her UK tour.

Regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced, Ruby Turner is a Jamaican soul, gospel and R&B singer-songwriter. Best known as one of the main vocalists for Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, the prolific singer-songwriter has an ...

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Concert Review: The Hollies Spring Tour 2015 – The Lowry, Salford

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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

With more hits than The Beatles, it’s no surprise that The Hollies need no support act. The Hollies remain one of the few British groups of the early 1960s to have never officially broken up and still continue to record and perform. Their longevity, popularity and extensive back catalogue has seen the group tour the world year on year since 1965 and amass a loyal fan base that still continues to grow.

The Hollies are a British rock/p...

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