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Jesus Christ Superstar – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Jesus Christ Superstar

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [Rating:4] The Echo Arena may not have been full for the final performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, but the audience lapped it up in this multi-million pound epic arena revival. First performed in 1971, Webber and Rice’s rock opera ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Reviewer: Mark McCulloch [Rating: 5] The classic rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar returns, following its critically acclaimed sell out tours of Australia and the UK. Telling the Easter story with more passion and power than any written word could, Superstar, brings the well-known biblical story right up to date into a modern world ...

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CD REVIEW: Matilda Original Broadway Cast Recording

Matilda_Broadway_Cast_Recording

Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin Book: Dennis Kelly Reviewer: Katy Roberts [Rating:4.5] After a hugely successful original run Stratford-Upon-Avon, where it then transferred to London’s West End, Matilda the Musical opened on Broadway earlier this year to critical acclaim. Winning a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards and a total of four Tony Awards, as well as a Tony Honour Award for ...

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NEWS: Alex Gaumond joins UK cast of Matilda

Olivier Award nominated musical theatre actor and West End favourite Alex Gaumond will join the UK cast of Matilda from the 3rd September. Gaumond will don the trenchcoat as the menacing Miss Trunchbull the teaching nemesis of young Matilda Wormwood. Gaumond’s previous theatre credits include Top Hat The Musical (Aldywch Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Ljubljana, Slovenia), We Will Rock You ...

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Mark Watson: The Information – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:3] Mark Watson’s career started quite promisingly. Working with the likes of Tim Key and Tim Minchin on his BBC Radio 4 show, ‘Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better’ early in his career, he established himself as a relatable, friendly comic, with some genuinely good gags. Over the last few years he’s made many TV panel ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar – O2 Arena, London

Music: Andrew Lloyd-Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:2] Having gone down the road of television casting once again for one of his shows and quite possibly killing off the genre at the same time, Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s much-touted revival of his 1971 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will hopefully have the same effect on staging theatrical ...

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lucia Cox [Rating: 4] One first saw The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at The Lowry exactly one year ago. This was my first encounter with the twenty-seven year, eight strong orchestra which consisted of Dave Suich, Peter Brooke Turner, Hester Goodman, George Hinchliffe, Richie Williams, Kitty Lux, Will Grove-White and their newest recruit of a mere twenty-one years, ...

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OPINION: The magic of Matilda

“A LITTLE MAGIC CAN TAKE YOU A LONG WAY” In recent times, our stages have been flooded with movie adaptations such as Shrek, Priscilla and, most recently, Ghost. Another rising trend is the jukebox musical: Rock of Ages, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Jersey Boys (the list goes on). It is interesting to witness the amount of shows that are literary ...

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