Posts Tagged 'Alistair McGowan'

Review: They’re Playing Our Song (Menier Chocolate Factory)

Whilst the latest musical offering from the Menier didn’t garner the critical acclaim of some of its previous efforts, the sell-out audience didn’t seem to care when I went to see the show last week…

I have been looking forward to seeing it since news of the production was announced. I was shocked by the negativity of some of the reviews, especially Christopher Hart’s in the Sunday Times, and was left wondering whether my trip would be a wasted one…

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The Friday musical round-up: 8th August

Despite being in the midst of the summer, things still appear to be happening in the theatre world. This week there’s 1 new show opening, a couple of transfers and some casting news and rumours.

I’m off to New York tomorrow, so there’s a good chance this blog will be quieter in the next 2 weeks – apologies in advance for that. Have a good weekend…

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Group theatre trips for the rest of 2008

I help to run a theatre group at the company I work for, which arranges trips every 3-4 weeks to shows on in London. It helps that we get cheaper tickets because of the group discounts that producers generally offer.

We arrange our programme 6 months at a time, and since it’s the start of July, we’re just finalising the list of shows for the rest of the year. After a couple of discussions and some email back-and-forth, we have agreed our selection. We think it’s a pretty well balanced programme, so read of if you want some ideas for what to see.

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‘They’re playing our song’ comes to the Menier

It has been reported this morning (What’s on Stage appear to have got there first) that this summer’s musical at the Menier Chocolate Factory is going to be a revival of Marvin Hamlisch’s They’re Playing Our Song.

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