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Hairspray – The Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Hairspray_Credit Ellie Kurtz

Book: Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty   Hairspray has amassed eight Tony Awards, four Olivier Awards, two films and has won the hearts of musical fans worldwide. Set in Baltimore in 1962, the show follows Tracy Turnblad (Freya Sutton), a teenager who longs to dance on The Corny Collins TV ...

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Hairspray – Curve, Leicester

Hairspray_Credit Ellie Kurtz

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Hairspray is one of the most successful new musicals of the 21st century. Based on John Waters’ cult 1988 film, the show opened on Broadway in 2002, ran for over 2,500 performances, and won eight Tony Awards. A new film followed ...

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Hot Stuff – Coliseum Theatre, Oldham


  Devisors: Paul Kerryson and Maggie Norris Director:  Kevin Shaw                Reviewer:  Steve Davies   Walking into the auditorium at the Oldham Coliseum the audience is greeted by a lavish, gold, sparkling Hell’s Mouth framed by a stage full of opulence. This is the Faustian tale of a simple lad, Joe Soap, played by Benjamin Stratton who is tempted by ...

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Hot Stuff – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch


Devisers: Maggie Norris and Paul Kerryson Director : Matt Devitt Musical Director : Julian Littman Choreographer : Valentina Dolci Reviewer: Michael Gray   This shameless cult musical is nearly a quarter of a century old now; though the story it recycles has its origins in medieval Germany. But it's set very firmly in the suburban 1970s, with music all the ...

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NEWS: Maudsley and Sweeney lead Hairspray tour cast


Producers have today announced principal casting for a new major tour of hit musical Hairspray, which opens at Curve Leicester this autumn before touring the UK Tony Maudsley (ITV1’s Benidorm) will play Edna and will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and ...

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The Sound of Music – Curve, Leicester

The Sound of Music - Curve Leicester - (C) Pamela Raith

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Book: Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: John Roberts There are lots of changes happening over at the Curve in Leicester, the recent announcement that longstanding Leicester director Paul Kerryson will be leaving the flagship venue in 2015 and will be replaced by critically acclaimed Nikolai Foster is one that ...

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NEWS: Curve, Leicester’s Hairspray gets all new 2015/16 UK Tour

Hairspray -  Curve, Leicester Pamela Raith

A revival of this year's production of Hairspray produced by Leicester Curve will embark on a major UK tour in 2015/16. This big, bold and beautiful musical comedy will begin its UK tour opening at Leicester’s Curve theatre on 9 September 2015 and will then tour to 29 venues across the UK, including a Christmas residency at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre ...

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Rent – Curve, Leicester


Book, Music & Lyrics: Jonathan Larson Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan Based on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent is a rock opera about a group of struggling artists trying to make ends meet in difficult times. Battling drug addictions, HIV and the establishment, Rent is full of humour, heartache, highs and lows as the characters struggle with their relationships, and their ...

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