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Thriller Live – Bristol Hippodrome

Director: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Michelle Grady [rating:4] Throw any notions of a Mamma Mia-style musical out of the window – Thriller Live is a pure homage to the king of pop. There's no storyline and no cast of characters – just Michael Jackson's hits enthusiastically sung by an accomplished group of singers, backed up by a tight troupe of high-energy ...

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The Rivals – The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Christopher Scott Reviewer: Michelle Grady [rating:3] When Sheridan’s comedy of manners was first performed in 1775, it received a somewhat steely reception – so much so that the playwright made several revisions, after which it went down a storm and was widely considered to be one of his best works. The Rivals is set in ...

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Moonfleet – The Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: J. Meade Falkner Adaptor: Stephanie Dale Music: Tim Laycock Director: Kim Durham Reviewer: Michelle Grady [rating:4] First published in 1898, this classic smuggling tale by English novelist J. Meade Falkner has remained a popular yarn, no doubt thanks to its gripping plot twists and the moral message it has at its core, which is played out through the trials ...

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What the Dickens? – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writers: Abigail Anderson, Mark Conway, Neil Haigh &Emily Murphy Lyrics: Emily Murphy Director: Abigail Anderson Reviewer: Michelle Grady [rating:4.5] Have you ever wondered what Charles Dickens got up to before he penned literary classics? Well, here Gonzo Moose – known for their hit comedy shows such as Is That A Bolt In Your Neck?, Grimm And Grimmer, and I’m an ...

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9 To 5 – The Bristol Hippodrome

Music &Lyrics: Dolly Parton Writer: Patricia Resnick Director &Choreographer: Jeff Calhoun Reviewer: Michelle Grady [rating:3.5] Setting a fluffy musical in a grey, uninspiring office may not seem an obvious choice, but that's exactly what writers Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins did back in 1980, resulting in a hit film with music, lyrics and a starring rôle by much-loved country songstress ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – The Bristol Hippodrome

Writer: Richard O'Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Michelle Grady [rating:5] On an evening out at the theatre, it is rare that the spectacle should begin in the foyer, before you’ve even taken your seat – yet this is an expected occurrence at a showing of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O’Brien’s sci-fi romp that this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. ...

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Yes, We Have No Bananas – The Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer: Joe Hobbs Music: Kit Morgan Directors: Joe Hobbs &Kate McNab Reviewer: Michelle Grady [Rating:4] Weymouth, a south-coast town usually besieged by happy holidaymakers, had visitors of a very different kind in the year 1944 – its narrow streets were lined with row upon row of army vehicles, its harbour populated by grey landing craft and its sandy beach spiked ...

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