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Mary Poppins – The Alhambra, Bradford

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Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music: George Stiles & Andrew Drewe Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Holly Spanner Cameron Mackintosh negotiated the rights to develop Pamela Travers beloved books for the stage in 1993, but it wasn’t until more than a decade later in ...

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Mary Poppins – Theatre Royal,Plymouth

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Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellowes Director: Richard Eyre Original Music and Lyrics: Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman New Songs and additional music:, George Stiles, Andrew Drewe Reviewer: Karen Bussell Just a spoonful each of Walt Disney, Matthew Bourne, Cameron Mackintosh and Bob Crowley and there’s a practically perfect family musical in Mary Poppins. Playing to packed houses, ...

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Mary Poppins – Theatre Royal, Norwich

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Writer: P L Travers Book: Julian Fellows Original Music & Lyrics: Richard M Sherman and Robert E Sherman New Music and Lyrics: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Co-Creator: Cameron Mackintosh Directors: Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Lu Greer   Mary Poppins is one of those names that can be uttered to anyone, and immediately bring a childlike smile to ...

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Anything Can Happen! – Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

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Composer:George Stiles Lyricist:Anthony Drewe Director:Simon Greiff Choreographer: Grace Warner Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   A brand-new musical from the Olivier-award winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Anything Can Happen! is well suited to a springtime premiere. Appropriately, this is an all-youth production by the postgraduate students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – alma mater of ...

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Mary Poppins, Birmingham Hippodrome

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Writer: P L Travers Adaptor: Cameron Mackintosh Directors: Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Nicole Evans   Mary Poppins has been a household name for generations that most children love and most parents secretly adore but are sick of hearing (sorry, Mum...). With that in mind, it's only natural that the world, and more locally this evening, Birmingham, gets excited ...

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NEWS: Stiles and Drewe launch new musical mentorship award

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A new annual award to support and develop new musical theatre writing is being offered by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who have announced today [8 February 2016] that they are to offer an annual award to help support and develop new musical theatre writing in the UK. For its first three years, the award will be fully funded by ...

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Barnum – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

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Book: Mark Bramble Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Michael Stewart Director: Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy Reviewer: Chris Williams A certain kind of showman, Cameron Mackintosh brings us the musical based on the life of history’s ultimate showman - Phineas Taylor Barnum! Barnum takes us through the eventful and varied life of P. T. Barnum, through his many rôles including freak show ...

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INTERVIEW: John Owen-Jones

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Just ahead of returning to the West End yet again to play the Phantom of the Opera - almost for the 2000th time - John Owen-Jones talks to Paul Couch about his career,Hiraeth, 'trial by jury' talent shows, getting trumped by Shakin' Stevens and playing... Judge Dredd! You graduated from Central School of Speech & Drama in 1994. What was ...

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