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Three musicals & a market to visit… this week: Groundhog Day, Allegro, Children of Eden

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This instalment of my theatregoing recommendations could be called not just my musicals diary but my musicals-on-my-doorstep diary. All three shows – Children of Eden, Allegro and Groundhog Day – are playing at what I consider neighbourhood theatres, within five to ten minutes’ walk of my front door.

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ALLEGRO – Southwark Playhouse

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The first thing to say here is that yet again the producer/director collaboration of Danielle Tarento and Thom Southerland has come up with a beautiful show, full of charm, of energy and of near perfection by the committed cast in the singing and dancing.   And not in any formulaic way – Lee Proud’s original, urgent […]

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NEWS: Full casting announced for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro

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Full casting and creative team are announced today for the eagerly awaited professional European première of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro, which opened on Broadway in 1947, and was their third collaboration for the stage following Oklahoma! and Carousel. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro, with music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, will open for a six-week season in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 5 August.

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NEWS: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1947 musical Allegro gets European premiere

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1947 Broadway musical Allegro will receive its long-overdue European premiere, running for a six-week season at London’s Southwark Playhouse from Friday 5 August until Saturday 10 September 2016, with a press night on Thursday 11 August. It’s directed by Thom Southerland, who is working on a new adaptation of the book and the production will have brand new orchestrations, and produced by Daniel Tarento, continuing their long, multi award-winning association.

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LOSERVILLE – Edinburgh

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Elliot Davis and James Bourne’s 2012 musical comes originally from an album by Son of Dork, the band featuring Bourne between his pop apotheosis as one-third of Busted and his third act as part of the boyband mash-up that is McBusted.

The story tells of geeky Michael Dork and his friend Lucas in Loserville, USA, 1971, struggling to meet girls while simultaneously apparently inventing the internet and Star Wars.