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‘A West End experience on your own doorstep’: JERSEY BOYS – Touring ★★★★★

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

My regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of the West End show Jersey Boys. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen it, but I know it’s in triple figures. This week my favourite four red-jacketed boys returned to Southampton, which is sadly their last venue on this tour.

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DIRTY DANCING – Touring ★★★

In Musicals, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Olivia MitchellLeave a Comment

There have been a number of reincarnations of the show which always garner solid box office sales but sadly I feel this is purely because of the cult popularity as opposed to the quality of production. There’s nothing I can precisely pinpoint that’s bad about this production but I just feel that it doesn’t transfer particularly well to stage.