24 Sep 2018
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School of Rock the Musical review

If you sit in the Gillian Lynne Theatre and close your eyes for just a moment, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was the real Jack Black on the stage - you know, the one from the film. It may not be Jack Black himself, but Craig Gallivan, who plays the character of Dewey Finn, is every inch as...

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24 Sep 2018
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The Lover / The Collection review

Those intent on attending every play in the Pinter at the Pinter season will relish The Lover/The Collection as a very watchable, relatively light and quick-paced pair of comedies, showcasing the playwright’s playful sense of the absurd. This complementary doublet has plenty to say on sex, game...

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7 Sep 2018
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Eugenius! review

A universal message of self belief, a winsome 80s aesthetic, a highly hummable score: Eugenius! has a lot going for it. The new musical directed by Olivier Award-nominated Ian Talbot enjoyed a successful run at The Other Palace and now returns to the same venue with new casting, a tightened script...

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6 Sep 2018
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Heathers The Musical review

If you took all the American high school cult films such as Mean Girls and Clueless, hacked off their smooth edges with a rusty razor blade and stitched the whole glorious mess through with powerhouse songs, you'd have Heathers The Musical. This darkly hilarious show charts the rise of Westerberg...

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16 Aug 2018
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Strictly Ballroom review

Every so often, a show arrives in the West End that is simply heaps of fun. That’s what Drew McOnie’s reworking of his 2016 adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom is; a sweeping, gaudy, bright and outright hilarious couple of hours of entertainment. Pairing his signature stylish...

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16 Jul 2018
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The Jungle review

You’d be forgiven for expecting The Jungle, Good Chance Theatre's immersive play about the Calais refugee camp, to be a bleak and miserable affair. Inspired by real people and events from within the encampment and interspersed with all-too-familiar news footage, it’s a truthful account. Yet the...

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24 May 2018
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Consent review

Nina Raine’s Consent was a big success for the National Theatre this time last year, so it is little surprise to see this play be revived in the West End. And in its new home in the Harold Pinter Theatre with a mostly new cast, it proves to be as deeply considered and thought-provoking as ever,...

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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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It was early 2017 when new musical Come From Away opened on Broadway, so it will have been an impatient two-year wait by the time we get to see it on this side of the pond. The West End launch party was a reminder of this sorry fact, whilst also serving to ramp up our […]

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