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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10 Nov 2018
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Moonlight / Night School review

Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter at the Pinter season has been serving up the late playwright’s works in complimentary palettes: grouped by themes of memory, for example, or politics. If there’s a link between Moonlight and Night School, the pair of plays that make up Pinter Four, perhaps it’s the...

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5 Nov 2018
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Landscape/A Kind of Alaska review

Pinter at the Pinter season is in full swing with the third selection of plays, Landscape / A Kind of Alaska / Monologue currently showing at the theatre named after the celebrated playwright. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Harold Pinter’s death, director Jamie Lloyd has expertly used all...

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23 Oct 2018
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The Wipers Times review

100 years after the end of WWI, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s comedy The Wipers Times returns to the West End’s Arts Theatre to cap off its UK tour. This is the muddy, mirthful, based-on-real-life tale of a squad of soldiers stationed in Ypres, Belgium; while bombs fall and German soldiers sing...

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2 Oct 2018
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Company review

Bobbie’s turning 35 and she’s at that stage in her life where all her friends are married, or about to get married, so she must be getting ready to settle down herself right? Right?! That’s the basic premise of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company and even though it was written nearly 50...

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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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The Les Misérables All-Star Staged Concert has finally hit the West End at the Gielgud Theatre after months of anticipation, and stars some of the biggest names in Les Mis history. To celebrate this hugely popular new production of one of the most beloved shows in musical theatre history, we’ve taken a look at some […]

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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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