CRUSH – Touring

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“Put on your navy knicks, pick up your hockey sticks – and bully-up, bully-up..” Jeepers. I had completely forgotten that ritual “bully” of stick-bashing at the start of a vicious hockey encounter. But a friend of my youth persuaded me to sneak in to this peculiar, and not unengaging, new musical on the last leg of its short tour. And there was much to see: the crazed hockeystick tap routine, the sapphic love duet in the locker room, and a barnstorming finale when the demise of the unrepentant demon headmistress caused my friend sagely to think of Don Giovanni.

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NEWS: Rosemary Ashe and Sara Crowe premiere new Crush musical

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New British musical CRUSH – starring Rosemary Ashe, Sara Crowe and Kirsty Malpass – premieres tonight (8 September 2015) at Belgrade Theatre Coventry, where it runs until 19 September 2015, and then transfers to Theatre Royal Brighton (22-26 September) and Richmond Theatre (29 September-3 October). The show is presented by a creative team whose hit stage and screen work includes Waterloo …

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Review: Radio Times (Richmond Theatre, London)

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You’ve never heard of Reg Armitage from Wakefield, have you? Much less heard that he was one of Britain’s most prolific composer-lyricists in the years between the two World Wars or that Sheridan Morley described him as the nearest thing Britain had to a home-grown Irving Berlin. Changing his name to Noel Gay didn’t really […]

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Review: Radio Times (Richmond Theatre, London)

In Musicals, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

You’ve never heard of Reg Armitage from Wakefield, have you? Much less heard that he was one of Britain’s most prolific composer-lyricists in the years between the two World Wars or that Sheridan Morley described him as the nearest thing Britain had to a home-grown Irving Berlin. Changing his name to Noel Gay didn’t really […]

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