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Terri’s musicals diary & tweets: Girl from the North Country, Adrian Mole, Spoonful of Sherman

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I have managed a few memorable evenings over the past fortnight that I can recommend: Bob Dylan-inspired Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic, page-to-stage adaptation The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and Sherman Brothers-infused cabaret A Spoonful of Sherman.






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NEWS: Dean Chisnall, Kelly Price, Gay Soper and more cast in Adrian Mole the Musical, TICKETS ONSALE

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The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 – The Musical which opens in Adrian’s 50th birthday year. Luke Sheppard directs Dean Chisnall (George), Lara Denning (Doreen), John Hopkins (Mr Lucas/Mr Scruton), Barry James (Bert), Kelly Price (Pauline) and Gay Soper (Grandma).Benjamin …

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RED RIDING HOOD – Pleasance Theatre

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As it’s the run up to Christmas, pantos are saturating our stages. There are the traditional ones and plenty that give themselves another label in the hope of getting attention: boutique, adult and gay spring to mind. Then there are other shows that are close to panto in that they’re family friendly and/or based on fairytales, like Polka Theatre’s Beauty & the Beast.

New musical Red Riding Hood, by the team that brought audiences the stage adaptation of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, also falls into this category.






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My theatre diary: Musicals, magic and monsters including Impossible, Splendour and Seven Brides

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Apart from my Edinburgh blitz, I like to take August a little slow on the theatregoing front. These few weeks offer a brief respite while many people are away on holiday or still up at the Fringe (which I’m not the slightest bit jealous about – no, really) before the ‘autumn season’ kicks off and […]






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PRODIGY – NYMT at St James Theatre

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The National Youth Music Theatre’s production of Prodigy at London’s St James Theatre offers much to celebrate in Britain’s musical theatre talent, both in composition and performing. With lyrics, book and some gorgeous music all from the emerging wunderkinder that are Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, the show is themed around an X-Factor type reality TV show – themed around the search for a child prodigy musician.