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Twelfth Night – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Twelfth Night - English Touring Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Munby Music: Grant Olding Reviewer: May Mellstrom Music becomes truly integral to director Jonathan Munby’s beguiling production of Twelfth Night, building upon Shakespeare’s oft quoted line ‘If music be the food of love, play on’ and framed by the fool Feste’s haunting renditions of Shakespeare’s songs. Grant Olding’s compositions are performed by Brian Protheroe as ...

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Twelfth Night – Crucible, Sheffield

Twelfth Night - Crucible, Sheffield. Photo Credit Mark Douet

Writer: William Shakespeare Music: Grant Olding Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: Ruth Jepson “If music be the food of love…” There can’t be a member of the theatre-going public who isn't able to complete that quote, and it’s one that English Touring Theatre have taken to heart in their production of Twelfth Night. Through piano melodies and acoustic guitars Shakespeare’s most famous ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Liverpool Empire

Gavin Spokes - One Man Two Guvnors

Writer: Richard Bean Music: Grant Olding Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: John Roberts No one could have imagined when One Man, Two Guvnors premiered at The National Theatre in May 2011 what an international smash-hit it would come to be. Over the past 3 years the show has played all over the world including Broadway and ...

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One Man Two Guv’nors – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

one man two guvnors glasgow kings theatre

Writer: Richard Bean from The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni Director: Nicholas Hytner Music: Grant Olding Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It is testament to the writing skills of Richard Bean and the supreme talent of the energetic and committed cast that an obscure 18th Century Commedia dell’Arte farce has a packed audience of 21st Century Glaswegians rolling in the ...

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One Man, Two Guvnors – Bristol Hippodrome

Gavin Spokes - One Man Two Guvnors

Original Director: Nicholas Hytner Tour Director: Adam Penford Writer: Richard Bean Reviewer: Claire Hayes [Rating:4.5] This latest incarnation of the National Theatre’s big hitting farce is a touring show, with Gavin Spokes taking the lead role of Francis Henshall. Based on the eighteenth century play The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, Richard Bean’s comedy has updated the action ...

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One Man, Two Guvnor’s – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield


Writer: Richard Bean Music & Lyrics: Grant Olding Director: Nicholas Hytner Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Ina cross between Carry on and Pantomime we have the incredibly hilarious One Man, Two Guvnor’s.  Full of physical comedy, slapstick, audience participation and breaking of the fourth wall. Played originally in the West End by James Corden we now have Gavin Spokes filling the woollen ...

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Drunk – Bridewell Theatre, London

DRUNK - Bridewell Theatre, London. Photo Credit Marc Hankins

Director/Choreographer: Drew McOnie Reviewer: TL Wiswell Certain combinations of things set off the reviewer radar. New show, new space ... is it a pre-West End run or a bad idea about to die? Given the miserable weather, a "musical dance revue" on the theme of liquor was enough to motivate this reviewer to hope for the best. It helped that ...

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Drunk – The Curve, Leicester

DRUNK - The Curve, Leicester Sean Halidy

Music: Grant Olding Choreographer: Drew McOnie Reviewer: James Garrington The intimate studio at Leicester’s Curve theatre provides a wonderful venue for the premiere of Drunk, the inaugural production of the McOnie Company. Founded by up-and-coming choreographer Drew McOnie in October 2013, the company aims to bridge the gap between musical theatre and traditional dance by bringing together performers and creative ...

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