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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

REVIEW: I Loved Lucy, Arts Theatre ✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Dickinson is superb in I Loved Lucy. She gives a masterclass in how to fascinate and compel an audience's avid attention. This post REVIEW: I Loved Lucy, Arts Theatre ✭✭ …

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

REVIEW: The Hired Man, Union Theatre ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Meanwhile, there's a fair rendition of the text available here, and one that will do, particularly if you haven't seen anything better. This post REVIEW: The Hired Man, Union…

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

REVIEW: Briefs Close Encounters, London Wonderground July 2017 ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves If you like things of the ilk of ‘Cirque du Soleil', and other such vacuous circus-type divertissements, you will most assuredly delight in this. This post REVIEW: Brie…

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Friday, July 21, 2017

REVIEW: Tim Gilvin and Friends, Crazy Coqs ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves This was a welcome opportunity to get better acquainted with the repertoire of one of the country's brightest and most interesting new songwriters This post REVIEW: Tim Gilvi…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

UPCOMING: Mary and Kiki – Two new musicals by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves This week Julian Eaves took a look at two new musicals in development Mary Stuart and Kiki, Queen of Montparnasse. MARY STUART, Karamel Café, Mountview Academy A lot of dram…

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REVIEW: Boys In The Buff, Stockwell Playhouse ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves A lot of impressive creative talent has been thrown at Boys In The Buff, and one can but marvel at the standard of the quality of work lavished upon it. This post REVIEW: Boy…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

REVIEW: Committee the musical, DonmarWarehouse ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Committee is without a doubt one of the most exciting new musicals you’re going to see this year. This post REVIEW: Committee the musical, DonmarWarehouse ✭✭✭✭✭ …

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

REVIEW: He Shoots He Scores, Above The Stag Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves We have come to rely on Above The Stag to supply to us, it is high-quality homoerotic titillation with a chaser of moral uplift and this show is no exception This post REVIEW…

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

REVIEW: King Kong – A Comedy, The Vaults ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves There are moments when we believe we are in fact watching The Marx Brothers at work, or following an off-cut from ‘Hellzapoppin’. This post REVIEW: King Kong – A Co…

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Monday, July 3, 2017

REVIEW: Cream, Canal Café Theatre ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Yes, this whole show – hastily put together in barely a week – might well shine a bit more with a little more rehearsal and polish, but the ending is full of optimist…

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REVIEW: Superhero, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves I am going to give nothing away about the ‘plot’, because it’s just so deliciously ingenious and I don’t want to rob you of a single moment’s pleasure This post REV…

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Friday, June 30, 2017

REVIEW: Tribe, London Theatre Workshop ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves There is a lot to enjoy here and much to admire in a basically young ensemble putting on a slightly unusual sort of show, fleshed out with some engaging humour and pathos. Th…

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

REVIEW: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Wyndhams Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Audra McDonald makes her unaccountably long-awaited London theatrical debut in the most astonishing way possible in this devastating re-telling of the story of Billie Holiday…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

REVIEW: Bat Out Of Hell, London Coliseum ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Polec, Bennington, Sexton and Fowler carry most of the musical numbers with a flawless mix of operatic projection and sexy intimacy that will linger long and lovingly in your…

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Monday, June 26, 2017

REVIEW: The Quentin Dentin Show, Tristan Bates Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves The songs in The Quentin Dentin Show make up the best, and I mean the best new score that British musical theatre has produced in certainly the past few years. Yes, you heard…

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REVIEW: Blondel, Union Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves A thoroughly charming, and fun, experience in musical comedy lies in store for all those who tread the path of the wand’ring minstrel Blondel. This post REVIEW: Blondel, Un…

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

REVIEW: Taj Express, Peacock Theatre ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Taj Express Peacock Theatre, 14th June 2017 3 Stars BOOK NOW If you missed the superlative ‘Beyond Bollywood’ at the Palladium last year, you could do worse than catch th…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

REVIEW: Holy Crap, Kings Head Theatre ✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves There is, I think, somewhere, in the midst of all this nastiness, a rather interesting show struggling to get out, but it ain’t been found yet. This post REVIEW: Holy Crap,…

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REVIEW: Liza Pulman Sings Streisand, Crazy Coqs ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Julian Eaves reviews Liza Pulman Sings Streisand “This was in every respect a sincere tribute to a really remarkable artist, given by one of the very best acts out ther…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

REVIEW: Working, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Julian Eaves reviews Working at Southwark Playhouse “You're going to love the songs. You will remember many of them – and with affection.” This post REVIEW:…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

REVIEW: Twitstorm, Park Theatre ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Twitstorm Park Theatre 1st June 2017 3 Stars BOOK NOW The great thing about this theatre is that you can never – quite – tell where Artistic Director Jez Bond is …

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Monday, June 5, 2017

REVIEW: Annie, Piccadilly Theatre ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Annie Piccadilly Theatre, 4th June 2017 3 Stars BOOK TICKETS Miranda Hart is the big name draw in this bouncy, colourful revival of the perennial childrens' and families' f…

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

REVIEW: La Strada, The Other Palace ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves A wonderful cast of 13 actor-musicians transports us into their marvellously pleasant interpretation of the movie. This post REVIEW: La Strada, The Other Palace ✭✭✭ fi…

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Monday, May 29, 2017

REVIEW: Judy!, Arts Theatre ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Julian Eaves reviews Judy! now playing at the Arts Theatre “The proscenium reminds us that this is, more than anything else, a play.” This post REVIEW: Judy!, Art…

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

REVIEW: Tom Molineaux, Brockley Jack Theatre ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Sadly, despite the best efforts of the cast and creative team, the tendency of the script towards offering a scrapbook of ‘best bits’ from the sporting legacy of Tom Moli…

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Monday, May 22, 2017

REVIEW: Adventures in Wonderland, The Vaults ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Adventures In Wonderland The Vaults 20th May 2017 3 Stars Book Tickets What has happened to this show?  Only a month ago, it was firing on all cylinders, generating a wonder…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

REVIEW: Love In Idleness. Apollo Theatre ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Love In Idleness Apollo Theatre 18th May 2017 3 Stars Book Tickets Recently, there has been a spate of interest in Terence Rattigan’s masterpiece, ‘The Deep Blue Sea’, …

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

REVIEW: Ballroom, Waterloo East Theatre ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves The remarkable company of Ballroom has been gathered together to present not so much as a production as a ‘happening’. This post REVIEW: Ballroom, Waterloo East Theatre …

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

REVIEW: 110 In The Shade, Ye Olde Rose and Crowne ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves I've been to see 110 In The Shade at Ye Olde Rose and Crowne twice this week, and have enjoyed it thoroughly. This post REVIEW: 110 In The Shade, Ye Olde Rose and Crowne ✭…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

UPCOMING: Henry Carpenter and Tom Crowley talk Quentin Dentin by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves It is going to be fascinating to see how this new version of The Quentin Dentin Show takes them all forward with their respective careers, and with the show. This post UPCOMI…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

REVIEW: Tick Tick BOOM!, Park Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves I’m delighted to say that I’m already booked to go back and have another session with Tick Tick BOOM!, and its fascinating aesthetic conundrums, later in the run. It is t…

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