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Monday, April 24, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Philanthropist at Trafalgar Studios by Emma Clarendon

Simon Callow directs Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie, Tom Rosenthal in this revival of Christopher Hampton’s play. But what have critics been making of the production?

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

CAROUSEL – West End by Emma Clarendon

Following on from Lonny Price’s previous successes with Sweeney Todd and of course last year’s Sunset Boulevard, his production of Carousel truly celebrates the music of Rodgers and Ham…

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HALF A SIXPENCE – West End by Emma Clarendon

Rachel Kavanaugh has created a delightfully light footed production that leaves the audience beaming for joy. This wonderfully perky musical is a classic rags to riches story that shows that…

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Carousel at London Coliseum by Emma Clarendon

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins star in Lonny Price’s semi-staged production of Rodger and Hammerstein’s classic musical. But can it win over the critics?

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Friday, April 21, 2017

MISS NIGHTINGALE – The Vaults by Emma Clarendon

Tender and occasionally naughty, Miss Nightingale is a musical that is absolutely spiffing from beginning to end. Whisking audiences back to 1942, Miss Nightingale is the name of a brand new…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

My answers to that musical meme on Facebook by Emma Clarendon

Musical I Love: Guys and Dolls – much of this choice is down to the fact that it is set in the era that I would have most liked to have lived in. But it also has some absolutely classic so…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Plague at Arcola Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Neil Bartlett presents an updated version of Albert Camus’ story of living through crisis and fighting despair. But what have critics been saying about it?

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Guards at the Taj at the Bush Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Directed by Jamie Lloyd, this European premiere of Rajiv Joseph is now playing at the recently reopened Bush Theatre. But what have critics been saying about it?

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Profile on Billie Piper: Journey to Olivier Award-winning actress by Emma Clarendon

When Billie Piper was growing up in Swindon, she had no brother and sisters to play with, but she had two mates she relied heavily on. The first was imagination and the second was make belie…

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: 46 Beacon at Trafalgar Studios by Emma Clarendon

Now open at the Trafalgar Studios, Alexander Lass directs the West End debut of Bill Rosenfield’s play. Here is what critics have been saying about it...

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2 BECOME 1 – King’s Head by Emma Clarendon

Returning to the King’s Head Theatre, Swipe Right’s hilarious musical devoted to the 90’s is nostalgic and high spirited. As I write this, I’m having a nostalgic moment by listening …

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Review Round Up: Consent, National Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Nina Raine’s new play is now playing at the National Theatre, starring Anna Maxwell Martin. But what have critics been saying about it?

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

THE RED SHOES – Touring by Emma Clarendon

Based on the 1948 film, Matthew Bourne’s exquisitely beautiful choreography and direction for this world premiere production is not only a love letter to dance but also reveals just how we…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Goat, or Who is Sylvia at Theatre Royal Haymarket by Emma Clarendon

Ian Rickson directs this revival of Edward Albee’s play starring Damian Lewis and Sophie Okenedo. But what have critics been saying about it?

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Recommended for the weekend: 42nd Street, The Life, Don Juan by Emma Clarendon

Here’s a few tips and ideas on the best things to visit in London this week.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane by Emma Clarendon

The classic Broadway musical taps its way onto the London stage, starring Sheena Easton and Tom Lister. But what have critics been saying about it?

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

SUBLIME – Tristan Bates Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Sublime begins with the unexpected arrival of Sophie sneaking around her brother Sam’s kitchen, busting back into his life because she has managed to get herself into a little bit of debt …

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN’ – The Other Palace by Emma Clarendon

Combined with wonderful music such as ‘Thief in the Night’, ‘This Joint is Jumpin’ and ‘Handful of Keys’, the production sweeps audiences effectively right back to the age of jaz…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Posh at Pleasance Theatre by Emma Clarendon

This brand new all-female production of Laura Wade’s hit play directed by Cressida Carre has officially opened at the Pleasance Theatre. But what have critics been making of it?

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Friday, April 7, 2017

42ND STREET – West End by Emma Clarendon

This revival of the classic Broadway musical is a show stopping spectacle, filled with glamour and tap dancing sequences that won’t fail to thrill. If 2017 doesn’t see a rise in people t…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Life at Southwark Playhouse by Emma Clarendon

Sharon D Clarke stars in Michael Blakemore’s production The Life, now playing at the Southwark Playhouse. But what have critics been saying about it?

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WONDERLAND – Touring by Emma Clarendon

When you first sit down and take in this bizarre but wonderfully performed musical you might think that you literally have gone mad in your own mind with the number of characters passing thr…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

HONK! – Union Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Ok, so there is something you all need to know about me. I have a bird phobia – which makes being in London surrounded by pigeons occasionally difficult – so you would be right in questi…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Don Juan in Soho at Wyndham’s Theatre by Emma Clarendon

David Tennant stars in this West End premiere production written and directed by Patrick Marber – but what have critics had to say about it?

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Seven shows to see in April 2017 by Emma Clarendon

As March zooms by, here’s a guide to many of the shows which are opening in April...

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Friday, March 24, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: An American in Paris at the Dominion Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Directed by Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris officially opened at the Dominion Theatre earlier this week. Here is what critics have been saying about it.

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Things to See and Do This Weekend by Emma Clarendon

It’s been a bit of a tough week in London, but here are a few ideas on what to see and do if you are venturing out in the capital.

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Love in Idleness at Menier Chocolate Factory by Emma Clarendon

Trevor Nunn directs this revival of Terence Rattigan’s comedy which stars Eve Best, Helen George, Anthony Head and Edward Bluemel. Here is what critics have been saying about it.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

SISTER ACT – Touring by Emma Clarendon

Based on the 1992 hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act has plenty of laughs but due much of the action happening in the convent – it feels a bit insubstantial for a musical – de…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Stepping Out at Vaudeville Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Maria Friedman directs this revival of Richard Harris’s 1984 comedy, starring Amanda Holden and Tracy-Ann Oberman. But what have critics been saying about it?

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – West End by Emma Clarendon

‘S wonderful, ‘s marvellous to see old-fashioned musicals making a comeback on to the West End scene – not least this gloriously beautiful and exquisite production.

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