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Lee laments success of Springer Exclusive - February 2004 The Stage - By Ruth Gillespie - February 26th, 2004

Jerry Springer – the Opera creator Stewart Lee has revealed he is uneasy over the commercial West End success of his hit show. He admitted: “If I had known it would run in the West End as an independent commercial venture I would not have got involved.” Lee’s comments come after he launched an impassioned…

Jerry Springer: The Opera - December 2003 Time Out - December 1st, 2003

Two and a half years ago the composer Richard Thomas asked me to help with a Battersea Arts Centre workshop of his un-finished epic, Jerry Springer The Opera. I thought it would take a couple of months. We didn’t expect a National Theatre run, or a West End transfer, and we certainly didn’t expect to…

Jerry Springer: the Opera triumphs at Evening Standard Awards - November 2003 The Stage - November 27th, 2003

Jerry Springer – the Opera has received the Carlton Television award for best musical just weeks after its West End transfer to the Cambridge Theatre, during the 49th Evening Standard Theatre Awards ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London. Beginning life at BAC as a oneact spoof, it was well received at the Edinburgh Festival…

Parody soon to be cult classic - May 2003 The Stage - By George Hall - May 8th, 2003

It has taken a long time, from its origins at Battersea Arts Centre via the Edinburgh Fringe, but composer/lyricist Richard Thomas and his collaborator Stewart Lee finally witness the official world premiere of their much touted show at the National Theatre. Lee himself directs a zingy staging that uses operatic devices to parody, satirise and…

Jerry Springer: The Opera - April 2003 The Guardian - By Michael Billington - April 30th, 2003

Reviewing an already acclaimed show is a bit like arriving sober at a party where everyone else is drunk. But everything one has heard about this show in its previous incarnations at Battersea and Edinburgh turns out to be true: it is lewd, rude and outrageous and yet manages to turn trash TV into something…

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