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Thursday, October 12, 2017

REVIEW: Hair The Musical, The Vaults London ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke As the gloomy winter approaches, Hair’s fabulous music and energy is a guaranteed to give you a ray of sunshine. This post REVIEW: Hair The Musical, The Vaults Londo…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

REVIEW: A Tale Of Two Cities, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre ✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke It might be billed as a tale of two cities, but for me, and those around me, this evening was a tale of one star. This post REVIEW: A Tale Of Two Cities, Regent’…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

REVIEW: The Philanthropist, Trafalgar Studios ✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke A combination of bad casting and lacklustre directing from Simon Callow leads to an ultimately disappointing evening; the greatest act of philanthropy would be to scra…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

REVIEW: Hamlet, Almeida Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Alas poor Sherlock, we know it well. Even in the opening scenes of this ingenious production, it was clear that Andrew Scott would more than match his TV co-star Cumbe…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

REVIEW: Travesties, Apollo Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke At a time when the role of the arts is as hotly discussed as ever, Stoppard’s play could not be timelier. Travesties both baffles and intrigues; a masterful piece of…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

REVIEW: La Ronde, Bunker Theatre ✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Whilst this adaptation of La Ronde is a brilliant concept, it is rich in style and yet lacking in substance. This post REVIEW: La Ronde, Bunker Theatre ✭✭ first a…

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

CRITIC’S CHOICE: Danny Coleman-Cooke by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke We asked our reviewers to take a look at 2016 and to nominate some stand out productions for 2016. Danny Coleman-Cooke replied with the following:- Guys and Dolls, Sav…

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

REVIEW: Anything Goes, Upstairs At The Gatehouse ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke This is a show well worth watching, at a venue that is becoming a byword for fun and vibrant festive musicals. Check it out before it goes! This post REVIEW: Anything …

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Friday, November 4, 2016

REVIEW: Dead Funny, Vaudeville Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Johnson’s writing is complex and masterful, switching frequently and seamlessly between light and shade. The jokes hit the mark and are well timed, whilst many of th…

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Monday, October 17, 2016

REVIEW: Ulysses’ Homecoming, Hackney Empire ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke This is an entertaining and skillfully staged production of one of Monteverdi’s most popular operas. Make sure you go and see it at a theatre near you; you’re sure…

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

REVIEW: La Boheme, King’s Head Theatre ✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke While Adam Spreadbury-Maher’s version of Puccini’s La Boheme is original and beautifully sung, it struggles to capture all the magic of the original. A stronger li…

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

REVIEW: The Trial, Brockley Jack ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke The Trial is an intense and thought-provoking evening, giving a fresh perspective on one of Kafka’s most famous works. An intriguing play in an excellent theatre. Th…

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

REVIEW: 946 The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips, Shakepeare’s Globe ✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke This is a story well worth telling; one of the most hushed up disasters in Anglo-American history. It has been turned into a touching and entertaining play, one that i…

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

REVIEW: Allegro, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Thom Sutherland’s production of Allegro is a definite success, putting a positive gloss on a perhaps unfairly maligned play. It is intelligently directed, perfectly …

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Friday, July 22, 2016

REVIEW: Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent Park Open Air Theatre ✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Jesus Christ Superstar Regent Park Open Air Theatre 21 July 2016 3 stars Book Now In the midst of a summer of variably air conditioned theatres, what a relief to bask …

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Monday, June 27, 2016

REVIEW: Bugsy Malone, Lyric Hammersmith ✭✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke The real spark behind this production is Drew McOnie’s blistering choreography. Even though the cast is probably the youngest around, this is the best devised and pe…

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Monday, June 20, 2016

REVIEW: Vassa Zheleznova, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Vassa Zheleznova is an ambitious production and the Southwark Playhouse must be commended for taking a real risk on a lesser known text. However, the end result doesn…

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

REVIEW: Gertrude – The Cry, Theatre N16 ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Chris Hislop’s direction is shrewd and although parts do push the boundaries, none of the nudity or sex feels in any way gratuitous. Although it is a challenging and…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

REVIEW: Lucky Stiff, DVD ✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Whilst Lucky Stiff may be of interest to fanatics for its sheer novelty value, it is so silly and saccharine that it may struggle to find an audience elsewhere. This p…

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Five Reasons To See: The Phantom Of the Opera by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke This week, we headed down to the West End to check out The Phantom of the Opera, which is still pulling in huge crowds 30 years since it opened. Here’s our top five …

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Monday, April 25, 2016

REVIEW: Doctor Faustus, Duke Of Yorks Theatre ✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Doctor Faustus is a production that tries to achieve a lot, and only partially succeeds. It is an artfully staged production that is high in intensity but critically l…

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Five Reasons To See In The Heights by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke This week, we headed down to King’s Cross Theatre to check out the Olivier nominated In The Heights. Here are our top five reasons why you should embrace your inner …

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

REVIEW: The Painkiller, Garrick Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Kenneth Branagh puts in a surprising masterclass in physical comedy as Ralph, getting big laughs despite spending most of the play unable to speak. He is, as expected,…

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

REVIEW: Luce, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Luce is a fresh and interesting take on American extremism in the 9/11 era. Full of intrigue and tension, it offers a thought provoking night out. This post REVIEW: Lu…

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

REVIEW: The Rocky Horror Show, New Wimbledon Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke The Rocky Horror Show Wimbledon Theatre 29th February 2016 4 Stars Buy Tickets For The UK Tour The Rocky Horror  Show is a musical theatre experience like no other. S…

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

REVIEW: Blood Brothers, Churchill Theatre (UK Tour) ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Blood Brothers is an all time classic, with a thrilling story and an atmospheric score. It is showing a few signs of wear and tear but some superb performances mean th…

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

REVIEW: Julie Atherton, Crazy Coqs ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Julie Atherton is a true musical talent and this cabaret evening provides a brilliant opportunity for her to demonstrate this. It’s running for a few more days, and …

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

REVIEW: Whistleblower, Waterloo East Theatre ✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Whistleblower is often a flawed production, but gives an educational and exciting look at the life of one of the 21st century’s most controversial figures. The bigge…

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Friday, February 12, 2016

REVIEW: The End Of Longing, Playhouse Theatre ✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke The End of Longing Playhouse Theatre 3 Stars BOOK TICKETS Imagine an episode of Friends. Except they’re all now in their 30s and 40s, and are plagued by their addict…

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

REVIEW: I Loved Lucy, Jermyn Street Theatre ✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Lucille Ball once said about comedy, ‘you’ve either got it or you don’t’, but this amusing production falls somewhere in between. It is heavy on laughs and qui…

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

REVIEW: The Oliviers In Concert, Royal Festival Hall ✭✭✭✭ by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke Over the past forty years, the Olivier Awards has marked the cream of London’s artistic talent. This anniversary concert brought together some showstopping stars, pa…

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