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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5 Feb 2019
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Home, I'm Darling review

Sitting down to watch Home, I’m Darling at the Duke of York’s Theatre, you could almost make the mistake that you’re stepping into a repurposed Mad Men set. The stage is transformed into a perfectly suburban mid-century modern home, and Katherine Parkinson spins around in beautiful frocks. In...

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23 Jan 2019
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Notre Dame de Paris review

Luc Plamondon and Richard Cocciante’s Notre Dame de Paris was last seen in London back in 2000, when an English translation ran at the Dominion Theatre. It’s now back in the West End for a limited run at the Coliseum, this time performed in the original French, as part of an ongoing...

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9 Jan 2019
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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical review

Tina is the epic biopic show about Tina Turner, charting the highs and lows of her rise to fame and her battle to stay in the spotlight featuring Tina Turner’s biggest hits. Unlike many shows of its kind it doesn’t shy away from hard-hitting issues and the audience learn about Tina’s absent...

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28 Dec 2018
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The Room / Victoria Station / Family Voices review

The fifth selection of Pinter plays, The Room / Victoria Station / Family Voices has arrived at the theatre named after the renowned playwright and begins with his very first play. Premiering back in 1957, The Room offers an insight into the minds of those living during a bleak post-war era, where...

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21 Dec 2018
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Party Time / Celebration review

Jamie Lloyd’s sixth instalment of his Pinter series sees a gaggle of the super-rich glugging wine, blissfully unaware of the world which revolves, and revolts, around them. Party Time is a dark and sophisticated scene, clad in their best black attire the group sit regally on a row of chairs,...

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12 Dec 2018
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The Messiah review

Rather than a pantomime or concert, The Other Palace have selected an alternative production for their festive season: Patrick Barlow’s The Messiah, a comedy of ‘Biblical proportions’ featuring an all-star cast. Taking on the ‘play-within-a-play’ format – and rather like a less...

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10 Dec 2018
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The Band review

Few boy bands of the 1990s have had such an impact as Take That. For many teenagers, they were a band who knew how they felt. Today they remain as popular as ever, so creating a(nother) musical with their songs seemed plausible. However, the sad reality is that Tim Firth’s show is badly thought...

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6 Dec 2018
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Nine Night review

It's easy to love Nine Night. Natasha Gordon’s play is at once a riotous celebration of Jamaican-British culture, a warm picture of intergenerational family life and a meaningful ode to death. There’s no attempt at obscurity here, no riddles to unravel; it’s as easy as being welcomed into a...

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6 Dec 2018
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time review

Simon Stephens’ play based on Mark Haddon’s book of the same name, directed by Marianne Elliot, has returned to the West End at the Piccadilly Theatre. At the centre of it is Christopher Boone, a brilliantly intelligent 15-year-old who has a condition on the autistic spectrum, who discovers a...

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One of the beauties of the film Amélie is that very little happens. There’s no drama, no test of faith and no real obstacles to be overcome. And yet it’s mesmerising, whimsical and charming. So how could a musical adaptation live up to its following, especially when Yann Tiersen already created a fantastic score? Amélie […]

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