White Christmas: Far From ‘Perfect’ but Nonetheless Polished, Kind-hearted Family Entertainment.

13/11/2014

 Irving Berlin’s White Christmas a musical version based on the 1954 film (Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin and Book by David Ives and Paul Blake): White Christmas Company, Andrew Corcoran (music director). Dominion Theatre, London, 12.11.2014. (JPr)

Louise Bowden ( Judy Haynes), Tom Chambers (Phil Davis), Rachel Stanley (Betty Haynes),
Aled Jones (Bob Wallace), Graham Cole (General Waverly) & Wendi Peters (Martha)
in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (c) Tristram Kenton

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Landmark Women’s Strike Recalled in New British Musical

08/11/2014

 Bean, Arnold, Thomas, Made in Dagenham: Made in Dagenham Company, Tom Deering (music director), Adelphi Theatre, London, 6.11.2014. (JPr)

The cast of Made In Dagenham Photo by Manuel Harlan

The cast of Made In Dagenham Photo by Manuel Harlan

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Paul Potts In Concert:

28/10/2014

Paul Potts In Concert: Paul Potts with special guests Laura Wright and Elektra; musicians, Chris Taylor (piano/music director) and Robert Willis (conductor). Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex. 23.10.2014. (JPr)

Paul Potts (c) Max Dodson

Paul Potts (c) Max Dodson

 

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Appealing Irving Berlin Musical Evokes 1930s’ Nostalgia

08/10/2014

 Irving Berlin, Top Hat:  Charlotte Gooch, Alan Burkitt & Company / Jae Alexander (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 7.10.2014 (SRT)

Top Hat The Musical Dress Rehearsal  Photo The Top Hat Company

Top Hat The Musical Dress Rehearsal
Photo The Top Hat Company

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Brian Conley’s Sense of Fun Makes Barnum Believable

02/10/2014

 Coleman & Stewart, Barnum: Musical Director: Ian Townsend, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex, 30.9.2014. (JPr)

 

BARNUM - Brian Conley as 'PT Barnum' and company.  Photo by Johan Persson

BARNUM – Brian Conley as ‘PT Barnum’ and company. Photo by Johan Persson

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Celebrating Cole Porter 50 Years On

22/08/2014

 Cole Porter, Anything Goes: Maria Friedman, Jenna Russell, Graham Bickley,  Clive Rowe, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre Company Chorus / Richard Balcombe (musical director). Cadogan Hall, London 20.8.2014. (JPr)

Cadogan Hall Anything Goes (c)Alex MacNaughton

Cadogan Hall Anything Goes (c)Alex MacNaughton

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Lloyd Webber’s Cats Shows No Sign of Ageing

31/07/2014

 Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats:  Singers, Dancers, and Orchestra / Anthony Gabriele (musical director), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 29.7.2014 (PCG) Read more

Opera and Musical Stars in Cape Town’s Showboat

23/07/2014

 Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein, Showboat: Soloists, Cape Town Opera Chorus, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra / Gareth Jones (conductor),  Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 22.7.2014 (PCG) Read more

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