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Dick Van Dyke

Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning seven decades. He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke and father of Barry Van Dyke. Van Dyke starred in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and in the TV series The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard. Van Dyke received The Life Achievement Award at the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on January 27, 2013.

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Blood Brothers - Linda

20:00, Sun 3rd November 2019 - Wed 6th November 2019 at Random Venue 88
19:45, Sun 10th November 2019 - Wed 13th November 2019 at Random Venue 88
19:15, Sun 17th November 2019 - Wed 20th November 2019 at Random Venue 88

Blood Brothers is a musical with musics, lyrics and a book by Willy Russell, based loosely on the 1844 novella The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas. The story is a contemporary nature vs. nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins who were separated at birth. The twins' different backgrounds take them to opposite ends of the social spectrum, one becoming a councillor and the other unemployed and in prison. They both fall in love with the same girl, causing a tear in their friendship and leading to the tragic deaths of both brothers.
Originally developed as a school play, Blood Brothers debuted in Liverpool before Russell transferred it to West End for a short run in 1983. The musical won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and went on to a year-long national tour before returning for a revival in the West End in 1988 where it stayed at the Noël Coward Theatre for 3 years.
After transferring to the Phoenix Theatre in 1991, Blood Brothers spent more than 24 years in the West End, and played more than 10,000 performances, becoming the third longest-running musical production in West End history. The West End revival closed in November 2012. The musical has been produced with success on tour, on Broadway and elsewhere, and it has developed a cult following.

The Fantasticks - Bellomy

19:45, Sat 9th November 2019 - Fri 15th November 2019 at Crucible Theatre
19:30, Sat 16th November 2019 - Fri 22nd November 2019 at Crucible Theatre
19:30, Sat 23rd November 2019 - Fri 29th November 2019 at Crucible Theatre

The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play "The Romancers" by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the supposed feud. When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences. They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and they renew their vows with more maturity.
The show's original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical. The musical was produced by Lore Noto. It was awarded Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre in 1991. The poetic book and breezy, inventive score, including such familiar songs as "Try to Remember," helped make this show so durable. Many productions followed, as well as television and film versions. The Fantasticks has also become a staple of regional, community, and high school productions virtually since its premiere, with approximately 250 new productions each year. It is played with a small cast, two to three-person orchestra and minimalist set design. Among many revivals, the show re-opened off-Broadway in 2006. As of 2010, its original investors have earned 240 times their original investments. The musical has played throughout the U.S. and in at least 67 foreign countries.

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  • Camelot - Set Designer

    19:30, Sat 29th February 2020 at Random Venue 45
    19:30, Mon 2nd March 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:30, Thu 5th March 2020 at Random Venue 25
    17:00, Sat 7th March 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:30, Tue 10th March 2020 at Barbican Centre
    19:30, Wed 11th March 2020 at Crucible Theatre

    Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 productio…

  • Pippin - Production Manager

    19:45, Fri 13th March 2020 at Random Venue 40

    Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical use…

  • Elisabeth - Costume Designer

    19:30, Sat 14th March 2020 - Fri 20th March 2020 at Gielgud Theatre

    Elisabeth is a Viennese, German-language musical commissioned by the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, with book/lyrics by Michael Kunze and music by Sylvester Levay. It portrays the life and death of Empress E…

  • The Full Monty - Technical Director

    20:45, Sat 18th April 2020 at Royal Court Theatre

    The Full Monty is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbek. In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Bu…

  • The Cherry Orchard - Feers

    20:15, Sat 4th July 2020 - Tue 7th July 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    22:45, Sat 11th July 2020 - Tue 14th July 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:30, Sat 18th July 2020 - Tue 21st July 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    The Cherry Orchard is Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's last play. It premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre 17 January 1904 in a production directed by Constantin Stanislavski. Chekhov intended th…

  • We Will Rock You - Horn

    17:15, Mon 6th July 2020 - Thu 9th July 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    We Will Rock You is a musical based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, a…

  • Spamalot - Sir Bedevere, The Strangely Flatulent, Patsy

    14:45, Thu 24th September 2020 at Random Venue 67

    Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy "lovingly ripped off from" the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Le…

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor - Lighting Designer

    21:00, Mon 19th October 2020 - Fri 23rd October 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, first published in 1602, though believed to have been written prior to 1597. It features the fat knight Sir John Falstaff. Though nominal…

  • Grease - Betty Rizzo

    18:15, Sun 6th December 2020 - Thu 10th December 2020 at The Old Vic
    11:30, Sun 13th December 2020 - Thu 17th December 2020 at The Old Vic
    21:00, Sun 20th December 2020 - Thu 24th December 2020 at The Old Vic

    Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell…

  • Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Beadle Bamford

    20:00, Mon 14th December 2020 - Fri 18th December 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    15:00, Mon 21st December 2020 - Fri 25th December 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    19:15, Mon 28th December 2020 - Fri 1st January 2021 at Crucible Theatre

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, th…

  • The Drowsy Chaperone - Publicity Designer

    20:45, Mon 12th April 2021 - Fri 16th April 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:45, Mon 19th April 2021 - Fri 23rd April 2021 at Gielgud Theatre
    23:30, Mon 26th April 2021 - Fri 30th April 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story con…

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