3 Apr 2014
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Once review

There is no shame in admitting that I have seen Once not once, not twice but thrice! On third viewing I have decided it is officially my favourite musical on the West End. Once has it ALL; heart, soul, beauty, comedy and perfect, perfect music. I am really not one to gush, but this show is...

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1 Apr 2014
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels review

"It was a ball, it was a thrill! You had the grace, you had the skill!" Lyrics from Dirty Rotten Scoundrel's finale number that I couldn't have said better myself! This new arrival on the west end is a classy musical romp that will have you tapping your feet and smiling from beginning to...

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26 Mar 2014
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I Can't Sing! review

I Can't Sing The X Factor Musical encapsulates modern day sentiment in a weird and wonderful piece of cultural candy floss. Or maybe a better analogy would be popping candy; a surprise and delightfully strange indulgence. Yep, I Can't Sing! is a lot like popping candy, it's a kind of low brow,...

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25 Mar 2014
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Fatal Attraction review

With the film having coined the now notorious notion of the Bunny Boiler, I was very excited to see an onstage adaptation of James Dearden’s Fatal Attraction; who doesn’t love a bit of psycho b*ch of an evening! I was especially eager to see this production for three varying reasons, one, I was...

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18 Mar 2014
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Blithe Spirit review

Hoping along to the Gielgud Theatre is always a rather glamorous affair; the architecture is beautiful and it has one of my favourite theatre bars in the West End (I am a sucker for a good mezzanine and a sparkly chandelier!) Therefore not only was I rather excited to be sitting in the lush Stalls...

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7 Mar 2014
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Urinetown review

  The St James Theatre in Victoria is quickly becoming one of my favourite new venues. After a long week, I was ready to be entertained, so off I went to take in the UK premiere of Urinetown. Other than being intrigued by the title, I knew little about the show and was unsure what to expect...

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10 Feb 2014
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The Weir review

  Conor McPherson's 1997 Olivier Award-Winning play, The Weir, has made a triumphant West End transfer from the Donmar Warehouse to the Wyndhams Theatre. And what better time of year to welcome a dark, chilling story than the gloomy months of winter. I would say that The Weir, directed by...

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28 Jan 2014
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Mamma Mia! review

Mamma Mia! Here we go again… That’s right, another day another ABBA hit blasting out from the stages of 8+ countries. Mamma Mia! took to the London stage 15 years ago and has since played to over 50 million people across the world. However on my second visit to the show, now running at the...

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19 Dec 2013
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Stephen Ward review

As a big Andrew Lloyd Webber fan, I was thrilled to hear a new show by the man himself was coming my way! Further to that, on learning that the hotly anticipated musical was to be based on the biggest sex scandal of the 1960’s, I was frankly gleeful; sex, drugs and 60’s swinging sounds like my...

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12 Dec 2013
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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake review

Whilst I will freely admit that I am a terrible dancer (I tried ballet as a child but was always the badly timed tyke seen at the back of the stage dropping her crown or falling over her feet…cute at 5 years old, not so much now!) I am always in great awe whilst watching dance pieces, and nobody...

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