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Saturday, February 25, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Cherry Orchard, Arcola Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Does Anton Chekov’s masterpiece fly or fall in this new production at the Arcola Theatre, directed by Mehmet Ergen. Here is what critics have been saying.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical The Girls, based on the true story of the Calendar Girls from Yorkshire, officially opened at the West End's Phoenix Theatre. But what have critics made…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Travesties at Apollo Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Tom Stoppard’s play directed by Patrick Marber has transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory – but what have critics been saying about it?

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Pirates of Penzance at London Coliseum by Emma Clarendon

Mike Leigh’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera is revived for the first time at the London Coliseum. Here is what critics have been saying about it.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

TRAVESTIES – West End by Emma Clarendon

Patrick Marber's revival of Tom Stoppard’s 1974 play transfers from the Menier Chocolate Factory to offer a bewildering yet excellently performed evening.

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A straight forward story of good versus evil, which can get lost in other elements of the show and can make it seem slightly disjointed in places doesn’t stop the audiences from having a g…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

LA RONDE – The Bunker by Emma Clarendon

Everything that happens in this wonderfully quirky and raunchy production is put in the hands of fortune – meaning that the actors are also never sure which direction the show is going to …

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Monday, February 13, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Beware of Pity at the Barbican by Emma Clarendon

Simon McBurney directs this vivid account of one man’s slide into a terrible situation and his efforts to get himself out of it. Here is what critics have been saying about it.

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DON QUIXOTE IN ALGIERS – White Bear Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Zhora wants to escape the idea of an arranged marriage, while Miguel wants to escape being captive – but they have to try and work together to make it possible – if they can trust each o…

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Friday, February 10, 2017

SILVER LINING – Touring by Emma Clarendon

Sandi Toksvig’s play about five elderly women in a care home is witty and filled with plenty of fantastic lines, but it lacks substance and direction to make much of an impact.

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THRILLER LIVE – West End by Emma Clarendon

The popular live show has just celebrated becoming the 15th longest running West End show, having had 3,358 performances at the Lyric theatre and it seems that audiences still can’t get en…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Five Musical Theatre Soundtracks You Need by Emma Clarendon

With so many musicals around it can be difficult to decide which ones you need to add to your collection – but here is Love London Love Culture’s top five albums you really do need in yo…

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NOT DEAD ENOUGH – Touring by Emma Clarendon

Shaun McKenna’s sharp adaptation of the original novel by Peter James has plenty of intensity to leave audiences heads spinning, while Ian Talbot’s production is sharply focused when it …

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Sex With Strangers at Hampstead Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Emilia Fox and Theo James star in the UK premiere of Laura Eason’s American play about ambition and success. What have critics been saying about Sex With Strangers?

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

NEWS: The Book of Mormon extends West End booking to May by Emma Clarendon

Hugely popular Broadway musical THE BOOK OF MORMON is now booking at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre until 27 May 2017, it has been confirmed.

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: The White Devil at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by Emma Clarendon

Annie Ryan directs this reimagining of John Webster’s tale of deceit and madness set in a world in which lust and desire are closely entwined. What have critics been saying?

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HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD – West End by Emma Clarendon

The Harry Potter franchise continues with a new generation finding themselves getting into trouble in this slickly choreographed and magical production, which won three prizes at last week's…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Glass Menagerie at the Duke of York’s Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Following runs on Broadway and at the Edinburgh International Festival, Critics' Circle Award-winning Best Director John Tiffany’s production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie h…

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

FOCUS GROUP – Ovalhouse by Emma Clarendon

Undoubtedly a clever and engaging concept, Focus Group ultimately feels lacking in direction and purpose. This is one of the most unusual and quirky experiences at the theatre that I have ha…

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

My Favourite Lesser-Known Musicals by Emma Clarendon

We are all familiar with the likes of Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, for example – but what about those equally good and deserve to be seen more often? Here’s some…

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Friday, February 3, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Dirty Great Love Story at the Arts Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Having begun as a 10 minute poetry duet in 2010, Katie Bonna and Richard Marsh’s has been developed into a play about the modern difficulties of dating. But does it charm the critics?

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Death Takes a Holiday at Charing Cross Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Thom Southerland’s latest musical production as part of the Charing Cross Theatre season stars Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso. Death Takes a Holiday continues its limited season until 4 March …

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NEWS: Jason Robert Brown conducts Honeymoon in Vegas for London concert premiere by Emma Clarendon

the London Musical Theatre Orchestra has announced its first shows for 2017: Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas and Sondheim's Candide.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

DIRTY GREAT LOVE STORY – Arts Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Having begun as a 10 minute poetry duet in 2010, Katie Bonna and Richard Marsh’s play has been developed into a heartwarming and genuine love story that is easy to relate to particularly i…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

5 of Emma Clarendon’s favourite London theatres by Emma Clarendon

Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide to some theatres you must visit if you are in the capital.

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HE(ART) – Theatre N16 by Emma Clarendon

Andrew Maddock examines the lengths that people will go to in order to protect the ones that they love through the eyes of four very different characters. In He(ART), audiences meet Alice wh…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY – Charing Cross Theatre by Emma Clarendon

The latest musical to be directed by Thom Southerland at the Charing Cross Theatre is a eerie and gothic production that brings to mind The Phantom of the Opera. Maury Yeston’s gorgeous sc…

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

THE WILD PARTY – The Hope Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Sin, seduction, sex and jazz are brought into sharp focus in Mingled Yarn’s production of Joseph Moncure March’s narrative poem. Set across one evening, Rafaella Marcus’s electrifying …

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Promises Promises at Southwark Playhouse by Emma Clarendon

Does Burt Bacharach’s musical stand the test of time or is it a little outdated? Find out what critics have been saying.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Five reasons to see Hamilton in London by Emma Clarendon

If you don’t understand exactly what the hype is behind this Broadway show or you need any more reasons to be excited about the London production, here are five reasons why we should all p…

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

THE DOPPEL GANG – Tristan Bates Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Dominic Hedges has written a light-hearted show but it also has a strong emotional core that really hits home.

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