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THE GO-BETWEEN – West End

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

Where Taylor’s recent Sheffield outing flooded the stage with talent, albeit with no big star on board, the casting feature of The Go-Between is of course England’s grand-daddy of musical theatre and the creator of Lloyd-Webber’s Phantom Of The Opera, Michael Crawford. No celebrity “stunt casting” here, the quality of Crawford’s performance brings real smiles. One would be pushed to find a better man for a role that requires not only emotional but vocal versatility, and while this national treasure may not be hitting Phantom-like notes, his performance is still certainly on the money.

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THE GO-BETWEEN – West End

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

Around a derelict room and abandoned trunk, Michael Crawford prowls, a tweedy, damaged old man at the heart of this low-key but unforgettable new musical: singing, remembering, haunted by a diary. It opens with no showy feelgood overture but an almost liturgical harmony as an ensemble of pale ghosts torment him with “We are still here…”.

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THE WITCHES – Touring

In Children's theatre, Manchester, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Kristy StottLeave a Comment

Roald Dahl’s wonderful and vibrant stories have captured the imaginations of millions of children (and adults) across the world. Translated into 58 different languages, Dahl’s rich and impressive portfolio has been successfully adapted for stage and screen over the years. The Witches has always been a favourite in our house, fascinating, terrifying and always prompting curious questions, and it translates perfectly to the stage in this adaptation by David Wood.

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NEWS: Goodnight Mister Tom returns to West End, shares theatre with Peppa Pig

In Children's theatre, London theatre, News, Plays, Press Releases by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Following a hugely successful West End season in 2012/13, the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre adaptation of Michelle Magorian’s classic novel, Goodnight Mister Tom, returns to London for a limited-10 week season. The story is brought beautifully to life in David Wood’s Olivier Award winning stage version. The production will play this Christmas at the Duke of York’s Theatre, previewing from December 11th, with a press performance on December 17th at 2.30pm.