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PREVIEW: Chichester Theatre reopens with Autumn season

Brian Butler September 28, 2020

Brian Butler applauds the re-opening of Chichester’s Festival Theatre

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P/REVIEW: View From The Sofa 11

Brian Butler June 4, 2020

Brian Butler surfs what’s on offer this week, including a boy who never grows up .

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REVIEW: Streaming concert Take Me To The World :Sondheim 90th Celebration

Brian Butler April 30, 2020

Brian Butler is blown away by the kings and queens of Broadway’s tribute to maestro Stephen Sondheim

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MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW: FOLLIES @The National Theatre

James Ledward February 27, 2019

From the moment the ghostly floating winged images of the idealised long-gone Follies girls seem to glide across the vast Olivier stage, and the orchestra plays its opening wistful chords, you know you are in for one of the best Sondheim show nights of your life.

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INTERVIEW: Making all the right moves with Stephen Mear

Brian Butler May 29, 2018

Brighton-based Stephen Mear has established himself internationally as the go-to choreographer for big classy stage musicals. Fresh from his triumph with Chess in the West End, he talks to Brian Butler about dyslexia, Strictly, and working with Stephen Sondheim. 

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