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Musicals 2008 Archives - One4Review

The Musical of Musicals, The Musical!

August 8, 2008 |

For those of us obsessed by musical theatre there have been several shows which copy styles, lyrics and music from other musicals but none to my knowledge quite as blatant as “The Musical of Musicals The Musical” presented by … Read More

Greyfriars Twisted Tale

August 8, 2008 |

Normally the name of the theatre company has no bearing on the show but I love ‘The Bridewell Theatre Company in association with City of the Dead Walking Tours presents The Martians’ who present "Greyfriars Twisted Tales"! As it … Read More

On The Island of Aars

August 8, 2008 |

Did you know that in the oldy Celtic ancienty Scottishy language the word aars means turtle? No? Neither did I till I visited the Island of Aars at Pleasance Above. This particularly petite place is habited by some peculiar … Read More

And The Devil May Drag You Under

August 8, 2008 |

Welcome to an anti chamber in hell, don’t panic it’s not quite your time to stay for good but the devil is putting on a little cabaret to promote his way of life. He is joined by Miss Mafista, … Read More


August 8, 2008 |

My first introduction to Shrewsbury School at the Edinburgh Fringe was with Jekyll! In 1995. This adaptation was written by Moore, Went and Fanning and was so superb I bought the CD. I have seen all six productions since … Read More

Only The Brave

August 8, 2008 |

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is often used as a tryout for new musicals or musicals in development. One of the high profile ones this year is ‘Only the Brave’. Inspired by true events we start at the beaches of … Read More

Assassins – Through the Window Th

August 8, 2008 |

Stephen Sondheim musicals are never easy to produce, they require a cast of superb singers who can act and have perfect timing. Alternatively you could take out some of the music and convert numbers into monologues. Believe it or … Read More


August 8, 2008 |

‘Hero’ is a musical with a Greek chorus but it certainly is no Greek Tragedy. Telephos (Mathew Knott) seller of lucky charms is in despair, all the bad-luck in the world seems to be focused on him and the … Read More

Return To The Forbidden Planet

August 8, 2008 |

Since I first saw the musical in London I have loved ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ and seeing it on offer by Hartshorn-Hook Productions  I wondered what they could do with it in one hour? Actually unless you know … Read More