13 Jun 2017
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Bat Out of Hell The Musical review

It's easy to be cynical about the trend of jukebox musicals, which arrive in the West End in chirpy droves, but it would be wildly inaccurate to paint Jim Steinman's venture with the same brush. Bat Out of Hell the Musical is no ordinary musical theatre; it's a stadium rock concert come epic...

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8 Jun 2017
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Annie review

Last seen touring the country starring diva Craig Revel Horwood as the harridan Miss Hannigan, Nikolai Foster's jazzed-up rendition of the 1970's musical lands in London, starring TV personality and comedienne Miranda Hart. Billed to bow one stop away from the end, Hart is simply a cog in the very...

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8 Jun 2017
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The Kite Runner review

Anyone looking for an uplifting evening at the theatre should steer clear of London’s Playhouse Theatre at the moment. The Kite Runner is a far cry from the cheerful and upbeat spectacles at other West End theatres, but it is certainly a show worth seeing. It might be decidedly depressing, but...

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7 Jun 2017
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Tape Face review

After a sold-out Las Vegas season and a well-documented stint on America's Got Talent that culminated in viral success, comedian-come-mime artist Tape Face brings his new show to the West End. Set within a dilapidated dressing room on the Garrick stage, the show is literally what it says on the...

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31 May 2017
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On the Town review

Originally premiering on Broadway in 1944, On the Town is Leonard Bernstein's seminal musical that preceded his better known dance-heavy extravaganza West Side Story. Much like the latter, it's received various revivals, including Drew McOnie's latest outing at Regent's Park Open Air...

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22 May 2017
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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour review

It's easy to recall school trips; sitting at the back of the bus secretly swigging Coca-Cola whilst rolling up blazer sleeves to show off your latest shag bands. But the Catholic schoolgirls of the fictitious convent school in Oban have an altogether different idea. This is Our Ladies of Perpetual...

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15 May 2017
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Love in Idleness review

After a sold-out season at the ever-popular Menier Chocolate Factory, Terence Rattigan’s drawing-room drama and wartime comedy Love in Idleness moves over to the Apollo Theatre. It’s a different performance space; less intimate and subsequently less forgiving, but the play still manages to...

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22 Mar 2017
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42nd Street review

In the heart of little old London, you'll find one of Broadway's biggest musicals donning its tap shoes at one of the West End's biggest theatres. Mark Bramble once again directs 42nd Street, for which he received a Tony Award for reviving in 2001. It's a bigger, glitzier and much more outrageous...

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9 Mar 2017
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? review

There’s something irrationally irresistible about Edward Albee’s blistering play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? which makes any marital dispute dim in comparison. Packed full of punch, both literally and figuratively, the play is the perfect star vehicle, in this case driven by powerhouse...

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8 Mar 2017
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The Miser review

Translating a play - particularly a comedy - into any language is tricky. The translation must not only be understood literally, but also interpreted as the author intended for their own native audience. Starring Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack and Mathew Horne, hopes were high in this comedic revival...

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Amber Riley has confirmed dates for her annual leave from Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre. Currently performing as the iconic Effie White, the Glee actress recently picked up the gong for Best Actress in a Musical at the 17th annual WhatsOnStage Awards, beating out West End heavyweights such as Glenn Close and Sheridan Smith. Making her […]

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The beauty of Shakespeare lies in the fact that you can do with it what you will; cut it, mould it, pull it into the future and, in this case, cross-gender cast to your heart’s content. With acclaimed performances from leading actresses such as Maxine Peake in Hamlet to Glenda Jackson’s upcoming performance in King […]

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