18 Jun 2019
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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ - The Musical review

We all remember being 13. It’s that awkward stage where you start getting spots and fancying people, and might be lucky enough to sport a set of train tracks too. This awkwardness is portrayed wonderfully on the stage in this hilarious musical adaptation of Sue Townsend’s classic story of...

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11 Jun 2019
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Waitress review

After becoming an instant smash-hit on Broadway, Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress opened in the West End in February this year. Based on the 2007 film of the same name, the musical follows Jenna Hunterson, a diner waitress and gifted baker desperate to escape her abusive relationship with...

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2 May 2019
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Rosmersholm review

Hayley Atwell of Captain America and Agent Carter fame and Tom Burke, best-known for the titular role in BBC's Strike are starring in a new adaptation of Ibsen’s Romersholm. The play is considered by many to be the best play by the nineteenth century Norwegian playwright who is often credited...

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10 Mar 2019
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Six the Musical review

With five Olivier nominations under its belt, SIX has been at the centre of musical theatre buzz for the last year. Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ new musical sees the Tudor queens turn into pop princesses as they compete for the crown of ‘who had it worst’ in this stadium-style pop...

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8 Mar 2019
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The Twilight Zone review

Whether you’ve seen the classic TV series or not, everyone has heard of The Twilight Zone. The eerie theme tune and title itself have embedded themselves into popular culture to become synonymous with the weird and creepy, and this new stage adaptation by US playwright Anne Washburn certainly...

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7 Mar 2019
Waitress

Waitress review

Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress, transferring after Broadway success, is a sweet slice of beautiful harmonies and a celebration of female friendship. Based on the late Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 film, the musical follows Jenna (Katharine McPhee), a waitress and piemaker in an abusive relationship...

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5 Mar 2019
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Mamma Mia! review

It’s hard to comprehend that this month marks the 20th anniversary of the musical Mamma Mia! – a show that continues to resonate with audiences of all ages. And it still remains one of the very few ‘jukebox’ musicals that is actually good. The story and songs flow as if they were written...

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1 Mar 2019
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Rip It Up - The 60s review

Featuring the most 'schoolgirl-crush-worthy' Strictly winners, Rip It Up - The 60s is an unabashed, swinging good time. The set-up is simple: one set, a small band and a whistle stop tour through the biggest hits and trends of the Sixties. Cavin Cornwall as our capable MC (with a delicious honeyed...

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27 Feb 2019
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie review

After strutting its way from Sheffield Crucible to the West End’s Apollo Theatre in 2017, British musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie continues to sparkle in the spotlight with a brand-new cast, featuring musical theatre favourite Layton Williams. Based on a true story, we meet Jamie New...

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25 Feb 2019
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Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel review

Prithee, reader. Let not your Mondays pass in dreary needlework. Make haste to Fortune Theatre, where an as yet unknown Jane Austen novel shall be performed for your pleasure. Like a line of eligible bachelors, no two shows are ever the same, thanks to the formidable talents of the improv group...

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It’s been quite a year for feminist historical theatre, with SIX reigning at the Arts Theatre and Emilia ...

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Whoopi is back!! The chance to see Whoopi Goldberg reprise her iconic role as Deloris in a large-scale stage adaptation of Sister Act at the Eventim Apollo is too good to miss. Not to mention, she is joined by the delightful Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior, surely, a match made in heaven. Shows (and Hollywood […]

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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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