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Year in Review: Ian Foster’s Best Actress in a Play & in a Musical

In Awards, Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

In addition to lists of top productions, Mates contributor Ian Foster reviews his reviews from the past year to award his personal prizes for the best performances for Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in both plays and musicals…

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I’M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER… – Jermyn Street Theatre

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

This show premiered in the off-Broadway Public Theater, on 14 June 1978 and closed on 15 March 1981 after 1,165 performances. Directed by Word Baker, the musical written by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford originally starred Gretchen Cryer as Heather; Nancy Ford also appeared later in the run as Heather (as did Betty Buckley). As it closed on Broadway it then opened here for a short run in the West End.

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BARNUM – Touring

In Circus, Musicals, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Birmingham Hippodrome; 8th July 2015 ‘That kind of humbug just… disappeared’, reflects Brian Conley‘s PT Barnum, after the whistlestop tour of spectacle that conveys the achievements of the Greatest Impressario On Earth in this revised tour of the 1980 musical, playing at Birmingham Hippodrome until the beginning of August. I’m not so sure… Haven’t we just been […]

BARNUM – Touring

In Circus, Musicals, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Birmingham Hippodrome; 8th July 2015 ‘That kind of humbug just… disappeared’, reflects Brian Conley‘s PT Barnum, after the whistlestop tour of spectacle that conveys the achievements of the Greatest Impressario On Earth in this revised tour of the 1980 musical, playing at Birmingham Hippodrome until the beginning of August. I’m not so sure… Haven’t we just been […]