NEWS: A Spoonful of Sherman launches UK tour in February

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It has been announced that the new musical stage show A Spoonful of Sherman will be touring the UK in 2018.  The first ten dates on the tour in February and March have been confirmed for the show featuring the songs of the Oscar-winning brothers Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Directed and choreographed by  Stewart… Read More

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Bumblescratch: The challenges of writing sung-through musicals

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Robert J Sherman is a composer, lyricist and book writer who is proud to carry on the enduring legacy of his father and uncle, Robert B and Richard M Sherman, a.k.a The Sherman Brothers, whose childhood musical classics include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins (whose stage versions are both currently revived on tour). Robert J Sherman’s own credits include A Spoonful of Sherman and Love Birds. And, with his latest show, BUMBLESCRATCH, he tackles something that even together his father and uncle never did: the sung-through musical.

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NEWS: Sherman musical Bumblescratch hits West End, commemorates 350th anniversary of Great Fire

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On Sunday 4 September 2016 at 7.30pm there will be a very special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J Sherman’s new musical BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi Theatre. This performance is in aid of Variety – The Children’s Society and is specially staged as part of commemorations for the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which raged in the East End for four days from 2 to 5 September 1666.

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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG – Touring

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This cast launching the tour has had some changes since leaving the Yorkshire Playhouse where the show was resident over Christmas. I believe they have had just three performances together and whilst there were a couple of times that this showed, along with slight technical issues with “Chitty” neither detracted from the enjoyment of the show.

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PHOTOS: Jason Manford & cast rehearse for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour

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Pictures from the rehearsal room just released…. Casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016.

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NEWS: Jon Robyns leads Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, full cast announced

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Casting has been announced for the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Music & Lyrics Limited production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, opening at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds on 2 December, with a national press night on Thursday 10 December, for a nine-week season finishing on 30 January 2016. Jon Robyns (Memphis, Spamalot, Avenue Q) will play Caractacus …