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The Food of Love: Thatcher’s musicals?

Posted on 20 May 2013 by Annabelle Lee

As I’m sure you’ll know, music within the theatre had an integral part to play in responding to the death of Margaret Thatcher. The decision to keep the anti-Tory retaliation ‘Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher’ in a performance of Billy Elliot in the West End on the evening of her passing was put down to an audience vote. I’m sure […]

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The Food of Love: Staying in time with key changes

Posted on 11 April 2013 by Annabelle Lee

“Imagine the outcry if there were no awards for Director.” “Imagine the outcry if there were no awards for Choreographer.” “Imagine the outcry if there were no awards for Designer.” “Could there be an outcry when people realise that there is no award for Music Dept (MS/MD/Orch) in Musical Theatre?” These were the tweets of […]

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The Food of Love: A Passion for the Stage

Posted on 04 March 2013 by Annabelle Lee

In recent years, there’s been a substantial amount of controversy over staged adaptions of the Easter story, even more so when you add music to the mix. For example, the Broadway staging and subsequent performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar caused great uproar from religious groups. The very idea of condensing Christ’s death […]

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The Food of Love: The Age of the Jukebox Musical

Posted on 01 February 2013 by Annabelle Lee

I don’t know about you, but as a music graduate and self-confessed muso, I can’t help but notice the sheer number of jukebox musicals on at the moment. Just pick up a newspaper and look at the weekly theatre listings. Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You, Jersey Boys, Thriller Live, Rock of Ages, Let It […]

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