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Friday, October 18, 2019

‘Short & sharp thriller’: FAST – Park Theatre by Luca Molinari

While Fast did feel like it dragged at some points, the clever use of a projector screen and off-stage narration works hard to bring the audience back.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

‘Needs to be seen by everyone’: MITES – Tristan Bates Theatre by Luca Molinari

The strength of Mites lies in the opening up of firm discussions regarding mental health which until, certainly of late, have tended to be constrained.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

‘Funny, cheeky & performed beautifully’: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES – Union Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

This all-singing all-dancing extravaganza of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a true credit to the timeless classic. The story is fun, it’s funny, it’s cheeky and it’s performed beautifully.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

‘Score won’t leave viewers disappointed’: BROOKLYN THE MUSICAL – Greenwich Theatre by Luca Molinari

All in all, Brooklyn The Musical is a sweet little composition, it’s just a shame that they are confined to the limitations that the piece provides.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

‘The cast is excellent, especially Oberman’: MOTHER OF HIM – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Mother of him is an emotional journey and a deep exploration of how far can the love of a mother go.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

‘Catchy tunes & brilliant vocals’: MIDLIFE COWBOY – Pleasance Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

For the singing, humour and general feel-good production, Midlife Cowboy certainly ticks all the right boxes.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

‘Provocative, emotional, gritty & thought-provoking’: AT LAST – Lion & Unicorn Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

At Last is provocative, emotional, gritty and thought-provoking – the qualities you wish for from every play you ever watch.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

‘There is nothing quite as intoxicating as Irish dance’: HEARTBEAT OF HOME – West End by Luca Molinari

“Come and see those dancing feet” is famously the tagline of 42nd Street, yet it really should be the tagline of Heartbeat of Home, which opened to rapturous applause at the Piccadilly T…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

‘Vibrant energy’: THE FISHERMEN – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Jack McNamara’s The Fishermen is the powerful adaptation for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan of Chicgozie Obioma’s novel and carries the author’s dramatic intensity and humour to Trafal…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

‘This play could be excellent’: WORLD’S END – King’s Head Theatre by Luca Molinari

With a little bit of work, James Corley’s new play World’s End could be excellent, but in its current manifestation, something has missed the mark.

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

‘If you close your eyes, it is easy to forget that it is not Michael’: Thriller Live Summer Party 2019 – West End ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

in Thriller Live we are lucky enough to have, in the West End, a show that celebrates Michael Jackson’s work through amazing vocals, slick choreography, the best dance crew of the West End…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

‘A show not to be missed’: MACBETH – Temple Church ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Performed on a vast traverse stage running directly through the middle of the stunning church venue, Antic Disposition’s new production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth transform…

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

‘Somehow unique’: DOGFIGHT – Southwark Playhouse by Luca Molinari

BTA’s Dogfight is an entertaining love story, full of heart and soul. An emotional discovery, well worth a trip to Southwark Playhouse.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

’Provocative & thought-provoking’: ACTUALLY – West End ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Anna Ziegler’s Actually is a journey into sexual consent, following a drunken hook up of two college students, and the different perspectives on their encounter.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

‘Iris Theatre has managed to create almost an entirely new genre’: The Hunchback of Notre Dame – St Paul’s Church ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The concept of the piece was fascinating, with the production beginning with an introduction of the actors in a travelling performance group tasked with telling the story of The Hunchback of…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

80 Days: A Real-World Adventure – Underbelly Southbank ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Ready, steady...go! 80 Days, a real-world adventure is an immersive and different treasure hunt by Fire Hazard Games, based on Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

‘A consistently interesting, reflective evening’: NOSTALGIA – White Bear Theatre ★★★ by Luca Molinari

More an avant-garde exercise on a theme than anything particularly ground-breaking, certainly, but enjoyable performances and affecting writing help to bring everything together into a consi…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

‘A compelling drama not to be missed’: VINCENT RIVER – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Vincent River is a compelling drama not to be missed, and it is incredible to think that even though it was premiered almost 20 years ago, the message at its heart – hate crimes – is sti…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

‘Cutting-edge & thought-provoking’: USER NOT FOUND – CoffeeWorks Project ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The setting was perfect - a café, a contemporary workplace where you find people milling around, procrastinating, filling gaps of time by taking a sneaky peek at what everyone else is doing…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

‘Wonderfully observant, witty & incisive writing’: Testament – Hope Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Sam Edmunds’ wonderfully observant, witty and incisive writing crackles with a macabre energy and pathos, filled with delightful wordplay and lyrical flourishes.

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