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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9 Dec 2013
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The Duck House review

The Duck House is the latest resident at the ever changing Vaudeville Theatre. I have to say I was looking forward to the show as I am a big fan of Mock the Week and Have I Got News For you and it just so happens the show has been penned by Dan Patterson and Colin Swash (respective writers of the...

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26 Nov 2013
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Henry V review

The final production in the inaugural season by the Michael Grandage Company may well prove to be the most popular, thanks in the main to the casting of Hollywood favourite Jude Law as  Henry V. In many ways Grandage has left the heaviest text of his season to the very end, although some careful...

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18 Nov 2013
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Twelve Angry Men review

There has been a flurry of new plays opening in the West End in the past few weeks, presumably to establish themselves in time for the festive holidays. I would say that Twelve Angry Men is the best of the bunch. It is a true hard hitting drama that will achieve what many productions fail to...

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13 Nov 2013
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Strangers On A Train review

  With an iconic name like Alfred Hitchcock tangled up with Strangers On A Train, it is hard to disassociate the stage play from the 1950’s film of the same name. However I feel this was precisely the problem that director Robert Allan Ackerman and designers Tim Goodchild and Tim Lutkin had...

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7 Nov 2013
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Jeeves and Wooster review

This show is whimsical farce if ever I were to indulge in one! There really isn’t anything not to like  about the Goodale Brothers’ Jeeves and Wooster in The Perfect Nonsense, unless of course you are devoid of all humour and joy. Based on P.G Wodehouse’s well known tales of good old Jeeves...

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25 Oct 2013
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From Here To Eternity review

  Tim Rice is back in the game after a 13 year hiatus with his latest foray into musical theatre, From Here To Eternity! The show is derived from James Jones’ novel and 8 time Academy Award winning blockbuster of the same name, both depicting events surrounding the 1941 bombing of Pearl...

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Forbidden Broadway: West End review

Being a regular week night theatregoer, It is a very rare opportunity for me to see a show on a Saturday Matinee! “What genuine luscious joy,” I thought to myself whilst arranging a pre-theatre lunch at Bills with my friend (time to EAT before a show is also a novelty!) And I have to say, I...

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A broken family. Mental illness. Teenage depression. Florian Zeller’s The Son is a heart-bre...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber has recently announced that his new version of Cinderella is set to waltz into the West End later this year. Another version of Cinderella? Yes, Cinderella is one of the most popular fairy tales of all time – with too many stage adaptations to count – so, why should you be excited […]

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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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