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 ...
Kiss_Me_Kate_Photo_Alastair_Muir
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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 ...
WNO Macbeth Photo credit Richard Hubert Smith
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Macbeth

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 ...
Cats 2014/15 Cast London Palladium
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Cats

The revamp of Cats that took place for its run at the Palladium and for the current tour of the show is sort of an equivalent to someone cleaning the ...
The Sound of Music UK Tour 2016
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The Sound of Music

This is one of the best productions of The Sound of Music that I have ever seen on stage. The sets and costumes designed by Gary McCann are reasonably...
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The Glenn Miller Story

I’m not sure quite how to define this show because I think it is a bit schizophrenic. On the one hand, if you are a Tommy Steele fan it is a kind of...
Save the Last Dance for Me 2016
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Save The Last Dance For Me

So here’s the problem. Compilation musicals based on songs of an earlier era are as old as Talking Films. On stage more recently we have had several...
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Thriller, Live

I went to Thriller, Live, a Michael Jackson Tribute Show and pop concert, in a sceptical frame of mind. My wife, who is much more an afficionado of th...