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Rick Lane

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July 28, 2022

Theatre review: Joe Pasquale is the perfect Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em At The Regent

Those of us of a certain age will remember fondly the manic stunts of Michael Crawford as Frank Spencer in the TV show Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, alongside Michelle Dotrice as his long suffering wife Betty. “Oohh Betty” became the catchphrase all the impressionists of the day used when portraying the accident prone Spencer, though bizarrely the phrase was only ever used once throughout the series which ran from 1973 to 1978.

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May 19, 2022

22 years of pop magic still delighting audiences

When Abba won The Eurovision Song Contest way back in 1974 with Waterloo, they can hardly have imagined the global phenomenon they were due to become as one of the most successful and prolific groups of all time.

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April 6, 2022

Theatre Review – The Osmonds Musical rocks The Regent

The Osmonds Musical written by Jay Osmond received a rapturous reception at the Regent on opening night (Tuesday, April 5). The sparkling production follows the stratospheric success of The Osmonds under the stern hand of their Father George, played by Charlie Allen with Nicola Bryan as their supportive mother.

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March 30, 2022

The Addams Family Musical – A Spooky Spectacular

Theatre Review Finally there is a chance to see the Addams Family Musical at the Regent Theatre – a show which was postponed from last year. The opening night audience gave this fabulous show a standing ovation on Tuesday (March 29), and rightly so.

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