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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4 Sep 2019
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Heartbeat of Home review

Nearly forty dancers and musicians from across the globe come together in Heartbeat of Home, a dynamic dance extravaganza by the producers of Riverdance. The show has wowed audiences in Ireland, North America, Germany and China, and has found its current home at the Piccadilly Theatre for a...

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28 Aug 2019
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The Son review

A broken family. Mental illness. Teenage depression. Florian Zeller’s The Son is a heart-breaking portrayal of how a painful event can trigger despair, and how those suffering often struggle to understand their own inner demons. It is the third part of a loose trilogy by the French playwright,...

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12 Aug 2019
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The Doctor review

Please note: This review is from the production's run at the Almeida Theatre. The production will transfer to the Duke of York's Theatre in 2021.  Playwright and director Robert Icke has become a darling of the UK theatre scene thanks to his smart adaptations of European classics. His latest...

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10 Aug 2019
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Wicked review

Over a decade since its London premiere Wicked is still flying high in the West End, and it’s not hard to see why. Crammed with catchy music, gravity-defying singers and an unforgettable tale of friendship and acceptance, this Wizard of Oz prequel is a dazzling origin story for an iconic...

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3 Aug 2019
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat review

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat has long had a reputation of sticking firmly in the realm of nostalgia – picture a choir of primary school children wearing rainbow-coloured t-shirts, 2D sets that creak and wobble as they’re moved across the stage, and a Dreamcoat that has lost...

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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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