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DIRTY DANCING – Touring ★★★

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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.

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Around the world in SE1: 80 days director recalls her multi-cultural influences growing up

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New Vic artistic director Theresa Heskins has attracted critical acclaim for the globe-trotting zeal of her hit production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, currently at London’s Cadogan Hall as part of an extensive new UK tour. She recalls how, growing up in south London, a lack of foreign travel didn’t prevent her from being influenced by all manner of far-flung cultures.

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FEATURED SHOW: Around the World in 80 Days at Cadogan Hall, ★★★★★ reviews are in

In Children's theatre, Features, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Sticky, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Have you seen the raves reviews for our Featured Show, family-friendly adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days? The New Vic Theatre production continues at London’s Cadogan Hall until 2 September as part of an extensive UK tour. A selection of some of our favourite review quotes is gathered below…

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GREASE – Touring

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David Gilmore’s electrifying production is plenty of fun to watch but lacking in personality in some of the key performances. This classic musical about a group of teenagers growing up in the 1950’s, learning about love and the bond of friendship is energetically revived

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GREASE – Touring

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

Set in the 1950’s as a high school musical when rock and roll was extremely popular with the younger generation and the great Elvis Presley was on the scene, it was a cool time to be around and the musical is just as popular now as people are always eager to experience the nostalgia of their youth either because they grew up in the 50s or grew up with the film.