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NEWS: Jodie Prenger is cast in the National Theatre’s UK touring production of Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey

In Native, News, Plays, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Sticky, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

The National Theatre has announced a UK tour of Bijan Sheibani’s production of A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney’s taboo-breaking 1950s play which was first produced in the Lyttelton Theatre in 2014. Designed by Hildegard Bechtler, the piece has been reconceived in an exciting new production, featuring a live onstage band, and will star Jodie Prenger as Helen. Further casting is to be announced.

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‘A grand spectacle of musical theatre greatness’: A Musical Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber – Royal Hospital Chelsea ★★★★

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As part of this year’s open-air concert line-up Live At Chelsea, some of the biggest names in musical theatre were joined by the Royal Symphonic Concert Orchestra to celebrate the 70th Birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the most influential musical theatre composers of all time.

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‘A theatrical experience not to be missed’: FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★★

In Musicals, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

Fat Friends the Musical has got quick wit and northern humour, a cast who is as passionate about the production as the audience appears to be, and it’s got Kay’s Mellor’s life-affirming stamp on it, too. Uplifting, joyous and surely on target for a West End transfer.

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SHIRLEY VALENTINE – Touring

In News, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland, Touring by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

Written after Educating Rita and Blood Brothers, and very much in a similar tone, Shirley Valentine is the feel-good, feel-sad tale of a woman who realises that the best bits of life have passed her by. Here is regret and self-doubt written in the life a 42 year-old woman with grown-up kids – and a husband who uses the fact that he loves her to ignore her.