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The Hired Man – Union Theatre

The Hired Man continues at the Union Theatre, London until 12 August. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Melvyn Bragg’s 1969 novel The Hired Man was the first of three novels to chart the lives of the Cumbrian Tallentire family. Starting at the turn of the 20th century, the name derives from […]

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My Land’s Shore to debut in Wales

Historical Welsh musical My Land’s Shore is heading home for its Welsh premiere at Theatr Soar in Merthyr Tydfil early next year. Following on from the well-received world premiere run at London’s Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in February, the show’s Welsh premiere run will begin on 20 February 2018. Based on the true […]

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The Hired Man to be revived at the Union Theatre

Melvin Bragg and Howard Goodall’s moving rural musical The Hired Man will return to London in July with a limited run at the Union Theatre. The show begins previewing on 19 July with a press night on 21 July – the last performance is on 12 August. Based on Bragg’s 1969 novel, the first of the […]

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Cream – Canal Cafe Theatre

Cream continues at the Canal Cafe Theatre, London every Sunday at 7pm until 23 July. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ So what makes a good musical? Whatever it is, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Matador and Lord of the Rings didn’t have it. This ingeniously engaging revue picks songs, some of them […]

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My Land’s Shore – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

My Land’s Shore continues at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, London until 26 February. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ This new musical by Christopher J Orton (music and lyrics) and Robert Gould (book and lyrics), based on a true story, is well-worth a visit. From the powerful opening number, ‘Burning’, […]

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Babes in Arms – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

Babes in Arms continues at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, London until 7 August. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ All Star Productions once again digs deep into the bowels of musical theatre to find a lost show that – as you watch it – you realise isn’t actually all that lost. […]

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The Kissing Dance at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre – casting details

Casting has been announced for All Star Productions’ version of The Kissing Dance due to open at London’s Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre next month. Based on Oliver Goldsmith’s play She Stoops to Conquer, the show continues All Star’s commitment to reviving rarely produced musicals and is also the venue’s fourth show featuring music by Howard […]

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Face the Music – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

Face the Music continues at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, London until 3 July. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ In an era when, for economic reasons, frequently revived musicals are narrowing down to about five titles sure to be known by the general public, it is so good that independent companies like All Star […]

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Face the Music – interviews with Samuel Haughton and Joanne Clifton

All Star Productions is presenting the first UK stage production of Irving Berlin and Moss Hart’s musical comedy Face the Music at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, Walthamstow until 3 July. In the cast are JOANNE CLIFTON (World and European Professional Ballroom Dancing Champion, Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer 2014) as the Street Walker and actor/singer SAMUEL HAUGHTON (Wind in the Willows, […]

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