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Interview – Kerry Michael on bidding farewell to Theatre Royal Stratford East and pioneering new British musical theatre

Chris Grady writes… From early days working with the production of Ken Hill’s Invisible Man in the West End, and directing his first show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, KERRY MICHAEL went on to be the right hand creative of Philip Hedley at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, and for the last 12 years he has […]

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The Who’s Tommy – Theatre Royal Stratford East and Touring

The Who’s Tommy continues at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London until 17 June, then tours until 1 July. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ This ambitious inclusive take on The Who’s 1969 rock musical is vibrant, energetic and showcases some exciting talent. In fact it’s theatrically so busy that you’d probably need to see it half a dozen […]

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Tommy – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Touring

Tommy was reviewed at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and now tours until 1 July. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I caught up with this rock musical delivered with immense skill by a company of 22 multi-abled artists in Ipswich prior to national tour. The New Wolsey Theatre audiences are used […]

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Theatre Royal Stratford East spring and summer 2017 season announced

Just days before the launch of its festive pantomime Sinbad the Sailor, Theatre Royal Stratford East’s artistic director Kerry Michael has unveiled further details of next year’s spring/summer season at the East London venue. Alongside the already announced European premiere of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, highlights of 2017 will include the […]

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In memory of Robert Stigwood – impresario extraordinaire

Robert Stigwood (16 April 1934–4 January 2016): Impresario Extraordinaire who promoted The Bee Gees, John Travolta and Lloyd Webber musicals. Impresario Robert Stigwood, who has died aged 81, was a unique example of a businessman with his own vision that saw him achieving success in many forms of public entertainment. Not one to stick to […]

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The Who’s Tommy – Greenwich Theatre

The Who’s Tommy continues at Greenwich Theatre, London until 23 August. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ Born out of a desire for inner enlightenment, Tommy is the brainchild of Pete Townshend of the legendary rock band The Who. Billed as a ‘rock-opera’ – the first of its kind – Tommy was originally released as an album in 1969, which […]

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Tommy – Landestheater Linz, Austria

Tommy continues in rep at the Landestheater Linz, Austria until 15 May. Star rating: Four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ As its final musical theatre production this season, the Landestheater Linz presents Tommy in an electrifying production directed by Gil Mehmert (Sunset Boulevard, Das Wunder von Bern), which will run in rep until 15 May. The […]

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