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Friday, August 7, 2020

‘The cast is quick-witted, inexhaustible & absolutely hysterical’: Shake it Up: The Improvised Shakespeare Show – New Normal Festival ★★ by Luca Molinari

To see the kind of comedy gold Shake it Up: The Improvised Shakespeare Show provides in the face of adversity is a very encouraging and intrinsic inspiration.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

’It is crystal clear that the cast are loving every moment’: JOSEPH & THE AMAZING ALL STAR CONCERT (Online review) by Luca Molinari

Joseph and the Amazing All Star Concert brings cast members from across the world together virtually for an all too brief sing-song that will have you dancing in your seat.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

‘Captivating & thrilling piece of theatre’: PRIMROSE PATH – Mannequin Mouth (Online review) ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Primrose Path is Mannequin Mouth’s first recorded theatrical production, catered to viewers specifically to watch from their own home.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

‘Plenty of genuinely moving dramatic moments’: ABOUT 500 – Vault Festival (Online review) by Luca Molinari

If men were the people expected to plan their lives around having children with any expediency, there would be no gender wage gap.

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

It’s a lockdown lifeline for audiences, but is online theatre any good? by Luca Molinari

Online theatre is a great way to see shows, especially in these hard times, and especially for those who cannot afford or are able to watch them live because they live further away from Lond…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

‘There are not enough superlatives for it all’: DRIP DRIP DRIP – Pleasance Theatre ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

A simply superb production, Drip Drip Drip is flawlessly performed, powerful, righteously angry, poetic and emotionally devastating.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

‘As relevant now as ever’: THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP – Soho Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The Special Relationship is a brilliant satire served with a chilling dose of real-life stories of men and women torn apart from their families and deported back to the UK from the US while …

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Friday, February 28, 2020

‘Immersive brilliantness’: JEKYLL & HYDE – Vault Festival ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

A theatrical adventure taking in both the virtual and real world, Jekyll and Hyde at the Vaults is fantastically put together and orchestrated.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

‘Fresh & fun with a lot of heart’: BE MORE CHILL – The Other Palace ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

With an infectious soundtrack, bags of energy and a brilliant cast, this is a unique and entertaining production. It’s easy to see why Be More Chill is a fan favourite and long may it last.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

‘Outstandingly brilliant immersive extravaganza’: CROOKS 1926 – King William IV ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

In Crooks 1926 the cast cleverly weaves in all the audience so everyone has a part to play and it all comes together brilliantly.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

‘Rude, loud, chaotic & absolutely hilarious’: MUSIK – Leicester Square Theatre ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Musik is the spin-off from the original 2001 Closer to Heaven musical collaboration from Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, bringing the former fictional euro diva character, Billie Trix…

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‘Hysterically hilarious from beginning to end’: THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII – King’s Head Theatre ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Alternating historical poorly-researched lessons, German psychedelic music routines and and ill-fitted frocks, there is not a dull moment in The Six Wives of Henry VIII.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

‘Encapsulates all the emotions across the board’: BLITZ! – Union Theatre ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Blitz! encapsulates all the emotions across the board with enthusiasm exuding from all the cast keen to make you connect with all their individual stories.

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

‘Can’t think of a single aspect of necessary improvement’: THE JURY – Upstairs at the Gatehouse ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

None of the songs are too long in The Jury and they are all well written and never bore – this is a strong new musical and won’t vanish from the stages too soon.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

’A transition from screen to theatre done right’: PERSONA – Riverside Studios ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The evocative music synergises well with the poetic narration in Persona and adds emphasis to important plot points, while also giving a sense of pressure and entrapment.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

‘Uncomfortable viewers of an uncomfortable situation’: THE MORNING AFTER – Above The Stag Theatre ★★★ by Luca Molinari

All the actors impress in The Morning After, a light-hearted comedy about love and disinhibited families, it’s just a shame the characters are so one-dimensional.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

‘If you see one Off-West End show, make it this one’: RAGS – Park Theatre ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Directed by Bronagh Lagan, Rags embraces the true wonders of theatre, bringing to light the compelling story of some Jewish immigrants attempting to integrate into American society of the 19…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

‘Moves with a fast pace & sensitivity’: FOUR PLAY – Above The Stag Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Fourplay is a cleverly written, well-acted and directed, highly entertaining show that will make you laugh and think, and everything in between.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

‘Hilarious play which brings the rom-com up to date’: JEW…ish – King’s Head Theatre ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Co-creators Poppy Damon and Saul Boyer have morphed old and new in JEW...ish by combining the traditional family Jewish values and a modern polyamorous relationship, although it doesn't soun…

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Friday, December 27, 2019

‘Pure entertainment with a soundtrack worth replaying’: SOHO CINDERS – Charing Cross Theatre by Luca Molinari

It’s a breath of fresh air to see the representation of sexuality and equality presented in Soho Cinders which is also fun and full of brilliant vocal moments and silly, sexy one-liners.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

‘Hilarious & unexpectedly relevant tale’: JOAN OF LEEDS – New Diorama Theatre ★★★ by Luca Molinari

Joan of Leeds is a hilarious and unexpectedly relevant tale of Joan, a 14th century Nun, who fakes her own death in order to escape her convent and break her vow of abstinence to start life …

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

’Leaves audiences with lots to ponder’: LITTLE MISS BURDEN – Bunker Theatre by Luca Molinari

Little Miss Burden is a heart-warming but simultaneously heart-wrenching play highlighting the reality faced by many people with disabilities.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

‘Maintains its crisp choreography’: THE BOY FRIEND – Menier Chocolate Factory ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The Boy Friend is an ideal show to lighten these dark winter days, providing a healthy dose of escapism and pure joyousness for all.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

‘As a jovial, energetic pantomime spectacle, it’s a triumph’: A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Bridge House Theatre ★★★ by Luca Molinari

Whilst A Christmas Carol may not pass muster as high theatre, there are some genuinely wonderful moments to be found at its strongest points, and as a jovial, energetic pantomime spectacle, …

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Monday, December 2, 2019

‘The one-liners are delivered in an abundance’: AN ACT OF GOD – The Vaults ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons has been taken over in body and mind by the almighty in An Act of God.

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

‘Celebrates all the good things about Christmas’: A PISSEDMAS CAROL – Leicester Square Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Putting a spin on a Christmas Carol, we follow an alternative telling of this classic tale in the most seasonally way possible! Sh!t-Faced Showtime present A Pissedmas Carol, featuring an ev…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

‘The interaction with the audience is superb’: PINOCCHIO: NO STRINGS ATTACHED – Above the Stag Theatre ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Pinocchio: No Strings Attached is a very well constructed pantomime with an unexpected and cleverly designed LGBT+ twist.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

‘A show that will have a long life in the West End’: DEAR EVAN HANSEN – West End ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

A suicide. A lie. The unexpected... Dear Evan Hansen is an entertaining - and filled with talent - show, that will have a long life in the West End. And this is not a lie.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

‘A show for the mischievous & open-minded’: LA CLIQUE – Leicester Square Spiegeltent ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Christmas in Leicester Square has arrived with all its sparkles, mulled wine and red carpet, presenting the return of the award-winning, La Clique.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

‘Will have you constantly smiling’: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – Chiswick Playhouse ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

I love you, you're perfect, now change lives up to its name as Chiswick Playhouse give us an extensively re-written 2018 version of an Off-Broadway gem that ran for 12 years straight since p…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

‘Written & directed with elegance’: THE GREEN FAIRY – Union Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The Green Fairy is a realistic and different musical. It doesn’t shout or leave you speechless because of special effects but it is an entertaining and emotional story about love, parentin…

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