15 Oct 2019

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Sarah Rutherford's new production starts with teenage twins Lenny and Billie teasing one another - him carrying his sax, her rolling around on her wheelie shoes. Although jokey in tone, their discussion soon turns to death - the theme that drives The Girl Who Fell's plot. Sam's suicide, seemingly...

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14 Oct 2019
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Ghost Stories review

It’s close to Halloween, and Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s Ghost Stories is scaring audiences all over again at the Ambassadors Theatre in time for the spooky season. The creepy show first played to tense audiences almost ten years ago, and since then has toured the world and has also been...

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10 Oct 2019
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Hamilton review

Hamilton is one of those rare shows in theatreland that transcends into the public consciousness and everyone from the ‘coolest’ people you follow on social media to your great aunt Hilda is likely to have heard about this musical phenomenon. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s genre-defying musical,...

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7 Oct 2019
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The Man in the White Suit review

It’s a bit of a peculiar subject matter – a selfless scientist develops an indestructible fabric that repels dirt in order to help humanity, whilst big business tries to suppress it. Yet The Man in the White Suit is strangely relatable and insightful. Based on the iconic 1951 movie of the same...

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1 Oct 2019
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Noises Off review

It’s almost forty years old, yet the comedic farce Noises Off by Michael Frayn still manages to pack in deafening laughs from giddy audiences. Originally staged at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith in 1982 where it has been recently revived, this hilarious play-within-a-play is now showing at the...

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22 Sep 2019
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Groan Ups review

It can be irritating watching grown men and women portraying little children, and the latest offering from Mischief Theatre is unfortunately no exception. The company that brought us hilarious gems such as The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy about a Bank Robbery are back with a residency at...

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22 Sep 2019
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review

Despite being open in the West End for four years now, one message remains vitally important to retain the magic for those lucky enough to watch the play for the first time – #KeeptheSecrets. This review won’t discuss any part of the plot of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  Entering the...

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19 Sep 2019
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Matilda the Musical review

The Royal Shakespeare Company really hit the jackpot with Matilda, the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book. Having now been in residence at London’s Cambridge Theatre since 2011, the show is a devilish delight. Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin’s adaptation tells the story of a...

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18 Sep 2019
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BIG the Musical review

Following a trend that is becoming all too familiar on the West End, Big: The Musical is the latest ‘based-on-a-film’ show to come along, dredge up some nostalgia for a pop-culture artefact, then promptly sour its memory with a by-the-numbers production that even its performers seem slightly...

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16 Sep 2019
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Come From Away review

A theatre production about 9/11? It’s hard to imagine that it could be anything other than utterly depressing. But that’s precisely what Come From Away is not. That’s because it tells another, much lesser-known, and far more uplifting story from that tragic day. It’s the story of the...

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