21 Dec 2018
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Party Time / Celebration review

Jamie Lloyd’s sixth instalment of his Pinter series sees a gaggle of the super-rich glugging wine, blissfully unaware of the world which revolves, and revolts, around them. Party Time is a dark and sophisticated scene, clad in their best black attire the group sit regally on a row of chairs,...

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10 Dec 2018
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The Band review

Few boy bands of the 1990s have had such an impact as Take That. For many teenagers, they were a band who knew how they felt. Today they remain as popular as ever, so creating a(nother) musical with their songs seemed plausible. However, the sad reality is that Tim Firth’s show is badly thought...

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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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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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15 Sep 2018
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The Woman in Black review

As shows get bigger and more grandiose, crammed with special effects and theatrical wizardry, The Woman in Black can seem like an anomaly in the West End landscape of late. A short play with just two actors and a small, intimate set. However, there’s beauty in its simplicity.  Terrifying...

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