20 Feb 2017
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Wild Party review

Now under the ownership of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, the newly renamed and completely re-branded The Other Palace blasts open its doors with an explosive, smokin' hot revival of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, based on Joseph Moncure March's poem of the same name. Under the leadership of...

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14 Feb 2017
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The Girls review

With a string of successes under his belt, including Finding Neverland and the current BBC show Let It Shine, Take That star Gary Barlow has wangled his way firmly into musical theatre, and is clearly here to stay. Collaborating with close friend and original screenwriter of Calendar Girls, Tim...

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2 Feb 2017
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The Glass Menagerie review

When John Tiffany's production of The Glass Menagerie opened on Broadway in 2013, it was revered amongst the critics. Now, the revival has arguably more sway, not least because of Tiffany's success with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which has subconsciously raised our expectations. It's one...

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25 Jan 2017
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Dirty Great Love Story review

It’s not often that you are collectively greeted on a West End stage by two shiny-faced performers peering out under the house lights. Both exude a nervous energy that sets the tone perfectly for this Fringe First Award-winning show, which refreshingly bashes down the fourth wall with a heavy...

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10 Jan 2017
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The Kite Runner review

Lifted from Khaled Hosseini's award-winning novel, The Kite Runner swoops into Wyndham's Theatre following a UK tour. It's easy to see why now is the time for this mesmerising story to come to the West End; when war and refuge are prevalent topics in the world, and Giles Croft’s cautious, yet...

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1 Dec 2016
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Buried Child review

Often described as the American The Homecoming, Buried Child is the 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Sam Shepard that catapulted him into the stratosphere of master playwrights. It’s a strange mix of realism, a thriller and a very dark comedy, and Scott Elliot’s uneven revival never lets...

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30 Nov 2016
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This House review

It seems impossible for a play that first premiered 2012 to be labelled as dated, but British politics has shifted so radically since then that This House - James Graham's stylish exhumation of the turbulent parliament of the late seventies - has already lost some of its bite. But what it lacks in...

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25 Nov 2016
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Nice Fish review

A freezing Minnesota lake, two fisherman and a light up neon palm tree. That’s the premise of Mark Rylance and poet Louis Jenkins’ new play, Nice Fish. Part duologue, part soliloquy and part existential crisis, Nice Fish is a surreal mix between an arctic Waiting for Godot and that episode of...

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17 Nov 2016
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Half a Sixpence review

Hold it! Half a Sixpence flashes, bangs and wallops into the West End, fresh from a rave run at Chichester Festival Theatre. David Heneker's 1965 musical that shot Tommy Steele to a newfound fame has been expanded, padded out and transformed in this new version by duo Stiles and Drewe, and recent...

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16 Nov 2016
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School of Rock - The Musical review

There's no way you can stop the School of Rock, Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest smash-hit musical to crash-land onto the London stage. It's been a while since Lloyd Webber last had a hit, with Love Never Dies and Stephen Ward closing much earlier than predicted. But School of Rock confirms the musical...

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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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