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‘No sleeping through this beauty of a production’: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (Birmingham Royal Ballet) – Touring ★★★★

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

Sleeping Beauty follows the well-loved fairytale of good triumphing over evil, Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil fairy Carabosse then saved by the good Lilac Fairy and a Prince. Peter Wright’s luxurious production adds to the original choreography by Marius Petipa.

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‘Fun & imaginative touches’: Matthew Bourne’s CINDERELLA – Sadler’s Wells & touring ★★★★

In Dance, London theatre, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

This production twists the Cinderella story a little too far for younger audiences who would be more suited to the traditional fairy tale version by Sir Frederick Ashton. As expected this is an incredibly innovative show with a nostalgic tribute to the war years and the silver screen. There are fun and imaginative touches from start to finish.

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SISTER ACT – Touring

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

I keenly took up my seat half an hour before curtain-up, which is where my confusion began. Recorded music is usually welcome pre-show however Carols filled the auditorium. It’s June! Though beautifully sung I can’t help wondering how many hearts sank thinking how many shopping days there are until Christmas.

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HONEYMOON IN VEGAS – West End

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Honeymoon in Vegas ★★★★★ Review  by Soraya Scrivener Freddie Tapner, London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s founder and principal conductor introduced the evening to rapturous applause. I was delighted to hear we would hear the script of this comedy musical, Honeymoon In Vegas, as well as the musical numbers in this one-off UK premier concert. LMTO’s first […]

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