4 Dec 2017
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La Soirée review

After several successful stints off-West End, circus extravaganza La Soirée finds a home in the refurbished Aldwych Theatre. It's an odd environment for the usually intimate experience, and it does lose the heady atmosphere of the Spiegeltent. However, the show quickly reminds us of its draw with...

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22 Nov 2017
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie review

There's a new kid on the block, and he comes in the shape of a sensational new pop musical, fresh from the hands of Tom MacRae and The Feeling's Dan Gillespie-Sells. Everybody's Talking About Jamie is the Sheffield-born project, based on the 2011 BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. It's a...

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9 Nov 2017
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Glengarry Glen Ross review

Glengarry Glen Ross is set over an intense 48 hours in the world of a group of Chicago salesmen who are thrown into a ruthless high-stakes competition against each other. It has been over a decade since its previous West End revival, and David Mamet’s critically acclaimed play returns to the...

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13 Oct 2017
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Annie review

Annie is one of the great classic musical films. Who didn't grow up watching the feisty red-haired orphan battle against the evil Miss Hannigan who runs the orphanage with an iron first, only for Annie to be whisked away by billionaire Oliver Warbucks to live a privileged life she could've never...

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9 Oct 2017
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Venus in Fur review

David Ives' dark comedy Venus in Fur premiered way back in 2010, before opening to sizzling reviews on Broadway. This revival, directed by Patrick Marber, is incredibly sexy, with an electrifying leading lady at the helm. At a base level, it's a kink-filled comedy, but amidst the current news the...

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4 Oct 2017
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Wicked review

After recently celebrating 11 years on stage, there's a reason why Stephen Schwartz's musical Wicked remains as one of the West End long-runners. A dazzling, glittering affair, it waves the flag as one of the traditional, big-belter Broadway musicals, featuring a mesmerising score that has been...

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2 Oct 2017
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The Toxic Avenger review

After the recent revivals of Half a Sixpence and 42nd Street, the West End’s musical options all seem a bit too safe and a bit too polished. That is, until Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's hulk of a musical The Toxic Avenger smashed into London, at the perfectly shabby Arts Theatre, bringing...

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27 Sep 2017
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Ink review

Younger generations may only know The Sun for its Page 3 controversy a few years ago, but there is a riveting backstory to this British newspaper growing from underdog to populist tabloid under the helm of Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch and editor Larry Lamb. Writer James Graham and director...

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26 Sep 2017
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Matilda the Musical review

As Matilda the Musical approaches its seventh year in the West End, and a new adult cast has had a couple of weeks to bed in, what better time to revisit this most delightful of shows. Dennis Kelly's adaptation of Road Dahl's novel remains the perfect interpretation of the slightly surreal nature...

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18 Sep 2017
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Mamma Mia! review

Mamma Mia! has long been a West End veteran, opening at London’s Prince Edward Theatre back in 1999. Fast forward eighteen years and how does this jukebox musical compare to more recent theatrical offerings that delve into the oeuvre of musical greats such as Cyndi Lauper and Bob Dylan? To be...

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It has been announced that Adrienne Warren is to make her West End debut in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, stepping into the shoes of legendary rock ‘n’ roll star Tina Turner. Produced by Stage Entertainment, Joop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, the musical charts the singer’s rise from humble beginnings in Nutbush, […]

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