17 Apr 2018
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Bat Out of Hell The Musical review

A lone skyscraper looms over an urban wasteland where Falco, his wife and daughter live in nervous exile. In the streets of this dystopian Manhattan, a gang of eternally 18-year-old mutants rule the land with rock music, motorbikes and uninhibited sexuality. Raven, the newly adult only child of the...

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12 Apr 2018
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Chicago review

A show that opens with the marvellous Josefina Gabrielle singing "All That Jazz" surely has to be good. And a show that puts strong female characters like Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and Mama Morton front and centre has to be a good thing, right? That said, the return of Kander and Ebb’s mega-hit...

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4 Apr 2018
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Quiz review

James Graham and Daniel Evans prove a winning combination with Chichester Festival Theatre's latest West End transfer. Based on the infamous coughing scandal on popular game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Quiz is the incredibly fun quest into mob mentality, greed, bias and ultimately Britain's...

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27 Mar 2018
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Ruthless! The Musical review

They were right – Ruthless! The Musical is a true laugh-a-minute. Making its London premiere at the shabby-chic Arts Theatre, the off-Broadway smash-hit is the all-female parody of Broadway hits including Gypsy, Mame and All About Eve. It's a super-entertaining night out, but it misses the mark...

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30 Jan 2018
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Eugenius! review

It's a stratospheric hit! After a sold-out, one-off concert at the London Palladium, Eugenius! makes its official London premiere at The Other Palace, which blows the trumpet for some cracking new British musicals. Featuring an incredibly catchy score by Ben Adams, of pop-band A1 fame, the...

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23 Jan 2018
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Mary Stuart review

After an acclaimed run at the Almeida, Robert Icke (of Oresteia fame) brings his tempestuous production of Mary Stuart to the Duke of York's Theatre. First staged in 1800, he has rewired Frederick Schiller's political saga into a contemporary drama with two fierce leading women that electrify the...

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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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