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Theatre Review: Annie (UK Tour)

Annie theatre review: A very family friendly show and a brilliant evening of entertainment from start to finish. Annie theatre review (UK Tour)

This is an evening full of music, song and dance. Annie is based on the book written by Thomas Meehan about the well-known children’s favorite, redheaded Annie, with lyrics and music by Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse respectively.

Craig Revel Horwood is brilliant at portraying the vile Miss Hannigan. His portrayal is completely believable as the permanently tipsy, world-weary Miss Hannigan, who oversees the daily lives of the unruly girls who call the New York orphanage home. Annie is the unwitting leader of the orphans who has a lot of fight and in her, always ready to stand her ground. A chance meeting with Grace Farrell (Holly Dale Spencer) transforms Annie’s world from one of rags to riches. Grace works as personal assistant to Daddy
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First Look At Matt Smith In ‘American Psycho’ Musical

Check out the new images of Doctor Who’s Matt Smith as he gets all suited and booted for his new role as serial killer Patrick Bateman in the musical adaptation of American Psycho.

The Kickstarter funded musical, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis and with music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, follows businessman Patrick Bateman as he tries (but fails) to deal with his homicidal tendencies. Co-starring alongside Smith includes Ben Aldridge, Cassandra Compton, Holly Dale Spencer, Susannah Fielding, Lucie Jones, Tom Kay, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Eugene McCoy and Hugh Skinner. This role also marks Smith’s return to the stage since 2008′s That Face.

If you want to get a glimpse of the Rupert Goold directed action, the show will be running at Almedia Theatre, London until January.

Source: Almedia Theatre Website

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Matt Smith To Slash As Patrick Bateman In ‘American Psycho’ Musical

Soon to leave the world of Doctor Who behind, the square-jawed former Timelord Matt Smith will lead London’s West End musical adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho. He takes the role of suave investment banker-turned-axe-weilding nut job Patrick Bateman, previously played by Christian Bale in Mary Harron’s controversial big-screen adaptation of Ellis’ eighties excess novel.

American Psycho will launch in London’s West End Almeida Theatre in December, running from the 3rd December to 25th January next year. Artistic Director, Rupert Goold, will direct the adaptation that already has a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik. Other cast members joining Smith include Ben Aldridge, Charlie Anson, Jonathan Bailey, Katie Brayben, Cassandra Compton, Holly Dale Spencer, Susannah Fielding, Simon Gregor, Holly James, Lucie Jones, Tom Kay, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Eugene McCoy and Hugh Skinner.

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Doctor Who Star Becomes An "American Psycho"

Soon to depart "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith is about to tackle a distinctly different character - Patrick Bateman.

Smith is set to star as Bateman in a West End stage musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel "American Psycho" which will run from December 3rd to January 25th.

He begins rehearsals today for a production that includes several dance numbers and songs.

Almeida Theatre Artistic Director Rupert Goold will direct from a production book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark") and music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik ("Spring Awakening").

Also starring are some notable British stage and TV actors like Ben Aldridge, Charlie Anson, Jonathan Bailey, Katie Brayben, Cassandra Compton, Holly Dale Spencer, Susannah Fielding, Simon Gregor, Holly James, Lucie Jones, Tom Kay, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Eugene McCoy and Hugh Skinner.

The serial-killing 1980s Wall Street investment banker character was previously portrayed by Christian Bale in the 2000 film adaptation.
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