10 Mar 2019
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Six the Musical review

With five Olivier nominations under its belt, SIX has been at the centre of musical theatre buzz for the last year. Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ new musical sees the Tudor queens turn into pop princesses as they compete for the crown of ‘who had it worst’ in this stadium-style pop...

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8 Mar 2019
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The Twilight Zone review

Whether you’ve seen the classic TV series or not, everyone has heard of The Twilight Zone. The eerie theme tune and title itself have embedded themselves into popular culture to become synonymous with the weird and creepy, and this new stage adaptation by US playwright Anne Washburn certainly...

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7 Mar 2019
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Waitress review

Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress, transferring after Broadway success, is a sweet slice of beautiful harmonies and a celebration of female friendship. Based on the late Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film, the musical follows Jenna (Katharine McPhee), a waitress and piemaker in an abusive relationship...

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5 Mar 2019
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Mamma Mia! review

It’s hard to comprehend that this month marks the 20th anniversary of the musical Mamma Mia! – a show that continues to resonate with audiences of all ages. And it still remains one of the very few ‘jukebox’ musicals that is actually good. The story and songs flow as if they were written...

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1 Mar 2019
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Rip It Up - The 60s review

Featuring the most 'schoolgirl-crush-worthy' Strictly winners, Rip It Up - The 60s is an unabashed, swinging good time. The set-up is simple: one set, a small band and a whistle stop tour through the biggest hits and trends of the Sixties. Cavin Cornwall as our capable MC (with a delicious honeyed...

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27 Feb 2019
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie review

After strutting its way from Sheffield Crucible to the West End’s Apollo Theatre in 2017, British musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie continues to sparkle in the spotlight with a brand-new cast, featuring musical theatre favourite Layton Williams. Based on a true story, we meet Jamie New...

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25 Feb 2019
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Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel review

Prithee, reader. Let not your Mondays pass in dreary needlework. Make haste to Fortune Theatre, where an as yet unknown Jane Austen novel shall be performed for your pleasure. Like a line of eligible bachelors, no two shows are ever the same, thanks to the formidable talents of the improv group...

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18 Feb 2019
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Come From Away review

The West End is in need of a new musical which breaks the mould. The current landscape sees an abundance of jukebox shows (Mamma Mia!), musicals based on movies (Waitress, 9 to 5) and theatres under refurbishment (Drury Lane, Dominion). Of course, there’s nothing wrong with these shows – many...

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16 Feb 2019
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All About Eve review

The original, 1950s All About Eve is a film that pays homage to the theatre; Ivo van Hove's stage adaptation of All About Eve is a play that pays homage to film. In the latter, cameramen stalk the stage, recording live footage which is beamed out on screens above the set. There are close-ups, and...

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11 Feb 2019
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The Price review

In The Price, memories hang dusty and thick - and as hard to shift - as the stockpiled furniture in the neglected apartment. Arthur Miller's verbose script pokes into the crevices and unearths each one. Thanks to a stellar cast, patient direction and staggering set design, Jonathan Church’s...

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“Initially compelling but somewhat wearing” Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) stars in Joshua Harmon’s new play as Sherri, an admissions tutor at an elite private school, trying to encourage diversity in the student body alongside her husband, the school’s principal (Andrew Woodall). When their son Charlie (Ben Edelman) is deferred for a place at Yale, […]

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