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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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Sunday, May 7, 2017

REVIEW: Birds Of Paradise, Drayton Arms Theatre ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves With Birds Of Paradise there is the sense that they (David Evans and Winnie Holzman) are trying out an ingenious idea, and nearly getting it right. This post REVIEW: Birds Of…

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Friday, May 5, 2017

REVIEW: Pete ‘N’ Keely, Tristan Bates Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Pete ‘N' Keely is great fun and if you just focus on the plentiful goodies, you’ll have a ball. This post REVIEW: Pete ‘N’ Keely, Tristan Bates Theatre …

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

REVIEW: Madame Rubinstein, Park Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Margoyles is all stillness and urgent rouge-et-noir power; her delivery like acid etching a design on copperplate. Barber speaks with that magical voice that sounds like olor…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

REVIEW: Maria Friedman, Live at Zedel ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves “You don’t so much leave at the end of this concert, as sail away from it on a wave of euphoria” says our theatre critic Julian Eaves of Maria Friedman. This po…

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Monday, May 1, 2017

REVIEW: The Cardinal, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Maybe James Shirley isn't one of the greatest playwrights ever to animate the stages of this country, but he's far from the worst, and this is probably his best effort. It's …

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

REVIEW: Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Vaults ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves If you see nothing else this year, see this! It is a hallucinogenic wander through a maze of brilliantly realised spaces, evoking scenes and adventures from the eternally att…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

REVIEW: Whisper House, The Other Palace ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Overall, Whisper House is an interesting experiment, a novel departure from the ‘norms’ of musical theatre. If it doesn’t quite fulfill its ambitions, well,…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

REVIEW: After You, Crazy Coqs at Cafe Zedel ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves There is a simplicity to the characters which is artless and appealing in its own way, but it also makes them rather thinly drawn, and even over the course of an hour, we fin…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

REVIEW: Kray Kray, Theatre N16 ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Kray Kray is another terrific feather in the cap of the enterprising Theatre N16 and not to be missed. This post REVIEW: Kray Kray, Theatre N16 ✭✭✭✭ first appeared o…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

REVIEW: Audra McDonald In Concert, Leicester Square Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves If you can get a ticket for the remaining shows, do. If not, she’ll be at the Wyndham’s as ‘Lady Day’ in May. Perfect. This post REVIEW: Audra McDonal…

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

REVIEW: This Joint Is Jumpin’, The Other Palace Studio ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Go for the music, and you'll have a ball. This post REVIEW: This Joint Is Jumpin’, The Other Palace Studio ✭✭✭✭ first appeared on British Theatre. Hurrah!

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

REVIEW: Miss Nightingale, The Vaults ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Treading similar terrain as the recently seen ‘Mrs Henderson Presents', it has an infectious score, well-written dialogue, and a story that revolves around more than on…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

REVIEW: Caste, Finborough Theatre ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves This is a worthwhile exercise, it is well produced, well acted and well nigh bound to leave you thinking that, as far as the development of nineteenth century British theatre…

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

REVIEW: The Life, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves The Life Southwark Playhouse 29th March 2017 5 Stars Book Now Every now and then, a musical comes along that talks to us as grown-ups. It doesn't happen very often, but when …

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

REVIEW: Don Juan In Soho, Wyndhams Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Tennant offers what the West End loves: a tour-de-force performance that looks totally at home in the gilded, plush, ornate interior of this exquisite fin-de-siecle theatre. …

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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

By Julian Eaves Patterson's aim is to create a light comedy, and he has succeeded pretty well. This post REVIEW: Threesome, Union Theatre ✭✭✭ first appeared on British Theatre. Hurrah!

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Friday, March 17, 2017

REVIEW: The Frogs, Jermyn Street Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves These songs rank amongst Sondheim’s best, and the witty, light-as-air confection of the book is a constant joy, managing to stay always earthy and ‘grounded’, no matter…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

REVIEW: La Cage Aux Folles, New Wimbledon Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves The key to all this is John Partridge’s iconic rendition of the complex, fascinating, physically and emotionally demanding role of Albin: an exercise in stagecraft of the h…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

REVIEW: Honeymoon In Vegas In Concert, London Palladium ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Right from the first notes of the thrilling overture, this was going to be a night no one present would ever forget. This post REVIEW: Honeymoon In Vegas In Concert, London P…

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

REVIEW: Southern Baptist Sissies, Above The Stag ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves There’s lots of gentle humour, gentle pathos, gentle social critique, and a gently uplifting ‘message’ to go away with at the end. This post REVIEW: Souther…

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

REVIEW: The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves It’s very pleasant, often amusing, and if it doesn’t plumb any depths in its conventional story of growing up. This post REVIEW: The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, Sout…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

REVIEW: Murder For Two, The Other Palace Studio ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves The great, central achievement of this production is in the two-handed coup of Jeremy Legat and Ed MacArthur’s dazzling performance as duetting singer-actor-dancer pian…

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

REVIEW: Swifties, TheatreN16 ✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves It’s a very clever idea, and writer Tom Stenton is to be congratulated for having formulated it and brought it thus far along the road to taking theatrical shape. This …

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

REVIEW: Roundelay, Southwark Playhouse ✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves If you like simple – very simple – soap-operas about nice middle-class people, who drink lots of prosecco and talk at inordinate length and to no great purpose ab…

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REVIEW: La Poule Plombee, Live At Zedel ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves By the time the reprise of the title song reappeared as ‘Your Voice’ and then led us into the finale ultimo of ‘Encore!’, we were ready to leave the cabaret with fond…

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