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25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2011-02-Donmar Warehouse-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Donmar Warehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 11 February 2011
Première : Monday 21 February 2011
Dernière : Saturday 02 April 2011
Mise en scène : Jamie Lloyd
Chorégraphie : Ann Yee
Producteur :
Avec : Steve Pemberton (Vice Principal Douglas Panch), Chris Carswell (Leaf Coneybear/Carl Dad), David Fynn (William Barfee), Hayley Gallivan (Olive Ostrovsky), Harry Hepple (Chip Tolentino/Jesus), Katherine Kingsley (Rona Lisa Perretti/ Olive's Mum), Maria Lawson (Marcy Park), Ako Mitchell (Mitch Mahoney/Dan Dad/Olive's Dad), Iris Roberts (Logainne Schwatzandgrubenniere)
Commentaires : An unusual aspect of the show is that four real audience members are invited on stage to compete in the spelling bee alongside the six young characters. Despite its success in the USA, most London critics were not impressed.
Presse : "Given the Donmar's exemplary musical track record, it is a bit of a shock to find them importing this flimsy, vacuous diversion...the highly forgettable songs seem to be imposed on the action rather than arising organically from it and many of the jokes are just as arbitrary."
Michael Billington for The Guardian

"An endearing small-scale musical."
Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"This show is excellent."
Ian Shuttleworth for The Financial Times

"A one-joke show that’s slightly over-extended and too frequently repeated. But it’s also bright, polished and fun ."
Mark Shenton for The Stage

"Director Jamie Lloyd’s decision to stage this glib, candy-floss confection seems unfathomable... most of the characters are little more than glib stereotypes and the show’s mixture of satire and insufferable whimsy struck me as nauseating."
Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

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Caroline or change (2018-11-Playhouse Theatre-London)

Type de série: West End Transfer
Théâtre: Playhouse Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Tuesday 20 November 2018
Première : Tuesday 20 November 2018
Dernière : Saturday 02 March 2019
Mise en scène : Michael Longhurst
Chorégraphie : Ann Yee
Producteur :
Avec : Sharon D Clarke (Caroline Thibodeaux), Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Keisha Amponsa Banson, Alastair Brookshaw, Me'sha Bryan, Angela Caesar, Dujonna Gift-Simms, Sue Kelvin, Teddy Kempner, Ako Mitchell, Abiona Omonua, Vincent Pirillo, Tanisha Spring, Lauren Ward, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Zalika Henry, Laura Medforth, Timothy Quinlan, Teddy Wills, Isaac Forward (Noah - some dates), Aaron Gelkoff (Noah - some dates), Jack Meredith (Noah - some dates), Mark Mwangi (Jackie - some dates), Kenya Sandy (Jackie - some dates), Jereiah Waysome (Jackie - some dates), Josiah Choto (Joe - some dates), David Dube (Joe - some dates), Raphael Higgins-Hume (Joe - some dates).
Commentaires : Following sold-out runs in Chichester and at the Hampstead Theatre, the brilliant Sharon D Clarke reprises her role in Tony Kushner’s ‘modern masterpiece’, Caroline, or Change.

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Color Purple (The) (2013-08-Menier Chocolate Factory-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Menier Chocolate Factory (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 05 July 2013
Première : Friday 05 July 2013
Dernière : Saturday 14 September 2013
Mise en scène : John Doyle
Chorégraphie : Ann Yee
Producteur :

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Commitments (The) (2013-10-Palace Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Palace Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 ans 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Saturday 21 September 2013
Première : Tuesday 08 October 2013
Dernière : Sunday 01 November 2015
Mise en scène : Jamie Lloyd
Chorégraphie : Ann Yee
Producteur :
Avec : Denis Grindel (Jimmy Rabbitte), Killian Donnelly (Deco), Sarah O’Connor (Imelda), Stephanie McKeon (Natalie), Jessica Cervi (Bernie), Ben Fox (Joey ‘The Lips’), Mark Dugdale (Derek), Brian Gilligan (Billy), Andrew Linnie (Dean), Joe Woolmer (Mickah), Matthew Wycliffe (Outspan), Padraig Dooney (Ensemble)
Presse : "The biggest compliment I can pay Jamie Lloyd’s production is to say that it really has got soul. It’s memorably gritty at times (the swear-word count is exceptionally high) and also proves wonderfully funny and touching."
Charles Spencer for Daily Telegraph

"If only Doyle – who adapted his own book – and director Jamie Lloyd had tried to give things some semblance of plot, still more some properly defined characters, they might have broken the jukebox-musical mould. Instead, this show simply buys into a form that has delivered big profits in the West End, and probably will here, too. "
Lyn Gardner for The Guardian

" It offers a pumpy night out full of noisy tunes played by a musically competent cast.I found it all faintly exhausting and blunt. Go to this show if you want lots of music and swearing. Do not go if you want insights or variety of tone and pace."
Quentin Letts for The Daily Mail

"The evening is much more successful as a staggered gig than as drama."
Paul Taylor for The Independent

"Has plenty of pace and energy."
Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

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Hair (2005-09-Gate Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Gate Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Thursday 22 September 2005
Première : Thursday 22 September 2005
Dernière : Saturday 29 October 2005
Mise en scène : Daniel Kramer
Chorégraphie : Ann Yee
Producteur :
Avec : Charles Aitken (Claude), Kevin Wathen (Berger), Gary Amers (Woof), Golda Rosheuvel (Hud), Joanna Ampil (Sheila), Robyn Isaac (Jeannie), Nancy Wei-George (Crissy)
Commentaires : This was an updated production, moving the setting from Vietnam in the 1960s to the current Iraq War, and updating LBJ to George Bush, etc. A second nude scene reproduced the notorious human pyramid photos of Abu Ghraib. However, this updating made no real sense: a musical about the lost “love and peace” generation became one about brash layabouts refusing to grow up; Claude was no longer the hapless victim of a policy forcing young men into the killing fields, rather he now volunteers for the army. It was generally felt that “Hair was truly a period piece which belonged in the 1960s, and this attempt at updating it did not really work. However, it was agreed the show still has one of the best musical scores to come out of that decade, well worth hearing again.

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Urinetown (2014-10-Apollo Theatre-London)

Type de série: West End Transfer
Théâtre: Apollo Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Monday 29 September 2014
Première : Wednesday 08 October 2014
Dernière : Saturday 03 January 2015
Mise en scène : Jamie Lloyd
Chorégraphie : Ann Yee
Producteur :
Avec : Matthew Seadon-Young (Bobby Strong), Phill Jupitus (Caldwell B. Cladwell), Julie Jupp (Penelope Pennywise ), Jonathan Slinger (Officer Lockstock), Alasdair Buchan (Mr. McQueen), Nathan Amzi (Officer Barrel), Chris Bennett (Swing), Katie Bernstein (Little Becky Two Shoes/Mrs. Millennium), Cory English (Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry), Madeleine Harland (Soupy Sue), Rosanna Hyland (Hope Cladwell), Karis Jack (Little Sally), Aaron Lee Lambert (Billy Boy Bill/ UGC Executive), Mark Meadows (Senator Fipp), Christina Modestou (Swing), Joel Montague (Swing), Jeff Nicholson (Tiny Tom/ Dr. Billeaux), Kane Oliver Parry (Robbie The Stockfish) and Vicki Lee Taylor (Swing)
Commentaires longs: Transfert dans le West End de la version créée au St James Theatre.
Presse : "The blunt truth is, though, that it’s not just the title that’s poorly conceived. The show suffers from a strange condition of only getting interesting right at the end...forgettable froth" Dominic Cavendish for The Telegraph

"I have, however, one crucial cavil: slick as Urinetown undoubtedly is, just as with the Book of Mormon I felt no emotional connection to the material. That’s a big problem for a big-ticket show." Fiona Mountford for The Evening Standard