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The 2014 production of Hairspray directed by Paul Kerryson is touring the country again. Extremely polished, remarkable for its emotional sincerity an...
Thoroughly Modern Millie 2018 UK Tour
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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie was a very successful film that got very mixed reviews. It succeeded mainly on the charms of Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moo...
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Cilla, The Musical

At one level this is just another well-put-together biographical show in the tried and true genre of musicals based on the career and hits of a star, ...
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Mamma Mia

There is very little one can do to analyse Mamma Mia! any longer because most people have seen the film and many people have seen the stage show. This...
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Son of a Preacher Man

Son of a Preacher Man is a new “compilation” musical put together for an extensive UK tour that will last until 7 June 2018 with a break for Christmas...
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
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Lord of the Dance

The tour of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games reached Oxford and I decided to have a look at it. I thought I would enjoy it as a diversion, as a spec...
The Commitments, UK Tour 2016/17
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The Commitments

Yet again I have attended a touring production of what is, in essence, a compilation musical. This time, however, the basis of the show is a collectio...
The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour 2016
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The Rocky Horror Show

With some recent recasting, the touring production of The Rocky Horror Show has returned to Oxford as a Christmas treat before being given a rest for ...
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Kiss Me, Kate

Of music theatre inspired by Shakespeare plays like Verdi’s Macbeth and Tchaikovsky’s The Merchant of Venice, both in the repertoire of the Welsh Nati...
WNO Macbeth Photo credit Richard Hubert Smith
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This is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and to commemorate this the Welsh National Opera has chosen to present three pieces that were in...