13 Aug 2021
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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical review

Whether you’re a fan of her music or not, it’s impossible not to be left mesmerised by the talented cast of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. After being closed for over a year, Tina has recently opened its doors to an eager audience waiting to get back into theatreland, and it feels as though...

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28 Jul 2021
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The Mousetrap review

London Dungeon, Madame Tussaud’s, St. Paul’s Cathedral…Like countless other London residents, these are just a handful of the tourist attractions I have never visited, despite passing them on an almost weekly basis. For the whole time I have lived here, I have put The Mousetrap in the same...

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26 Feb 2020
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Come From Away review

Come From Away has recently celebrated its first year in London’s West End and welcomed a host of new cast members to the Rock. On the surface this may be described as ‘a musical about 9/11’ - that doesn’t exactly sound like an enjoyable way to spend an evening, right? Well, although this...

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24 Feb 2020
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The Prince of Egypt review

Movie adaptations seem such a biblical plague upon the West End that it can be difficult to be excited when another one arrives. Considering the last example I saw at the Dominion Theatre was BIG: The Musical, I can be forgiven for a little scepticism when I walked into The Prince of Egypt. I was...

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12 Feb 2020
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Waitress review

As Sara Bareilles belted out the heart-wrenching final note of ‘She Used to Be Mine’, the audience instinctively sprung to their feet in enthusiastic applause. She had just proved that her voice was the true star of the show, Waitress, resident at the Adelphi Theatre. Alongside her is Gavin...

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10 Feb 2020
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie review

With the show currently booking until August 2020, it’s clear that lots of people are still talking about Jamie.  First seen in London’s West End in October 2017 the latest cast are clearly having a riot with this little gem (or would sequin be a more appropriate word?) of a show. The story...

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6 Feb 2020
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The Lion King review

Whether it’s wizard schools or magical princesses, musical theatre is full of flashy established brands. But while some come and go, The Lion King remains a crowning glory in the West End. This adaptation of the beloved Disney film first opened in 1997 and two decades later, the tale of warring...

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29 Jan 2020
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Kunene and the King review

South Africa’s problematic history is exposed in Kunene and the King, a sharp new play written by John Kani. Last year marks a quarter of a century since the nation’s first post-apartheid democratic elections, and this insightful two-hander explores the complex relationship between two South...

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28 Jan 2020
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Uncle Vanya review

Although Ian Rickson’s new production of Chekhov is brilliantly acted across the board, it is Toby Jones who gives the stand-out performance. Playing Uncle Vanya, he deftly balances humour and despair - with the disappointment and boredom of his provincial life plain to see. From the time he...

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22 Jan 2020
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Magic Goes Wrong review

You can accuse the members of Mischief Theatre of many things- frivolity, repetitiveness, popularism, repetitiveness - but what you absolutely can’t accuse them of is false advertising. There is a lot of magic in this show, and an equal amount of it goes wrong. If you’re buying a ticket...

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