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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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NEWS: David Horovitch reprises his role as Handel in All the Angels at Globe

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Shakespeare’s Globe has announced casting for All the Angels – Handel and the First Messiah, written by Nick Drake and directed by Jonathan Munby. The production runs in the Globe’s indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 6 December 2016 to Sunday 12 February 2017, with a press night on 8 December.






ALL THE ANGELS – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Handel’s Messiah is a phenomenon: written in three weeks in the composer’s most disappointed phase, to this day it plays as sublimely as a chamber piece with eight singers as with the four thousand of us who annually sing it at the Royal Albert Hall in The Really Big Chorus (I operate as a semi-competent alto). It gets treated with high professionalism or as a parish singalong, truncated at the Alleluia Chorus or recorded as a “best-of” with some of the most beautiful moments missing, is done with heavy Victorian pomposity or bright original instruments, speeded up and slowed down. Nothing dents its shine.