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Fat Friends The Musical

Fat Friends

Fat Friends at The Orchard Theatre Fat Friends is one of the new musicals currently touring around the UK. It focuses on mother and daughter, Betty and Kelly. Betty is a super slimmer but unfortunately her daughter Kelly needs convincing. It’s only when Julia Fleshman, head and founder of Super Slimmer’s, offers to pay for her dream wedding dress does Kelly begin her

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Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde at The Orchard Theatre The current touring production of Jekyll and Hyde is David Edgar’s adaptation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel. It tells of the story of Dr Jekyll who undertakes an experiment which splits the darker side out from his normal self and gradually the dark side takes hold in the form of Mr Hyde. Intended to be

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2017 roundup

2017 Roundup – Best West End Musical….Hamilton There has been an insane amount of hype surrounding Hamilton and I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to it’s hype however I needn’t have worried and if I was able to give it 6 stars I would have. I was lucky enough to have secured tickets during previews and following seeing it

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The Addams Family

The Addams Family – The Musical Comedy. I’ve been curious about The Addams Family tour for many months now. It took me until the last stop at the Orchard Theatre to finally see it….but I’m glad I made it and on Halloween of all nights. The Addams Family musical follows the famous family as daughter Wednesday gets her first boyfriend

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Flashdance

Flashdance

Flashdance at the Orchard Theatre Flashdance is the musical based on the 1980’s film of the same name. Welder and wannabe dancer Alex is finally convinced to audition for  prestigious dance school Shipley by her friends and mentor Hannah. Her boss, Nick Hurley is also fighting his own battles including winning over Alex and how to avoid laying off people at

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Hairspray at the Orchard Theatre

Hairspray Musical Theatre Musings review

Hairspray Hairspray is a brilliant musical – great storyline, brilliantly written book, great catchy numbers and plenty of opportunity for impressive choreography….so no pressure when I go and see productions of it. Hairspray follows Tracey Turnblad on her mission to become a dancer on the Corny Collins show however she soon realises that there is something much bigger to play

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