Musicals

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Matilda the Musical kicks off the London film festival as Netflix banks on Roald Dahl
The rights to Dahl’s work has been the streaming service’s most expensive content deal to date, so Matthew Warchus’s new film needs to work its magic

Catherine Shoard

30, Sep, 2022 @11:44 AM

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Post your questions for Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear
What do you want to ask the comedy besties as they get ready to celebrate three decades since the release of The Muppet Christmas Carol?

Rich Pelley

29, Sep, 2022 @12:26 PM

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Inu-oh review – medieval anime rock opera rips Noh theatre a new one
Masaaki Yuasa’s showstopping animation reframes the classical performance style as a world of rock gods and cavorting dancers

Phil Hoad

27, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The Score review – Johnny Flynn-soundtracked musical heist comedy doesn’t add up
Flynn and Will Poulter play small-time crooks in Malachi Smyth’s slow-moving mishmash of song and painful banter

Nick James

11, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Stop laughing at the back: why shouldn’t Joker 2 be a musical?
With Lady Gaga and Brendon Gleeson in the cast, director Todd Phillips sequel project would sit fine with the nuttiness of the current DC universe

Ben Child

09, Sep, 2022 @10:14 AM

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The Score review – Johnny Flynn and Will Poulter do gangland musical comedy
As two amateurish crims waiting out for a deal with more serious operators, Flynn and Poulter play soul-baring geezers who break into startling arias of longing

Cath Clarke

06, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Tomorrow Morning review – a married couple chronicle their relationship in song
Director Nick Winston’s film adaptation of his own stage musical about a marriage breakdown fails to strike a memorable chord

Phuong Le

03, Sep, 2022 @11:09 AM

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‘People come up to me and say: You saved my life’ – how we made the Fame TV series
‘We were worked hard and not paid very much – most of us were young kids who needed better representation’

Interviews by Stuart Jeffries

22, Aug, 2022 @2:23 PM

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Bubble Bath review – hallucinogenic animated musical is a work of 70s genius
This psychedelic Hungarian film from 1979 pulsates with crazed anxieties about modernity

Phil Hoad

22, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Channel 4 to mark 40th birthday with Prince Andrew musical
Programme celebrating broadcaster’s ‘irreverent roots’ will also include documentary on extra-large penises

Jim Waterson

21, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Dame Olivia Newton-John obituary
Singer and actor with a girl-next-door reputation whose career rocketed after her starring role as Sandy in Grease

Caroline Sullivan

08, Aug, 2022 @9:30 PM

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The 15 greatest Australian musicals, on stage and screen – sorted
From the glittery fun of Priscilla to a whole show about the career of Paul Keating, here are the musicals that sing to audiences both in Australia and around the world

Cassie Tongue and Ben Neutze

07, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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