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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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Sunday, November 3, 2019

‘Love, life, death, betrayal & of course whiskey’: GHOST QUARTET – Boulevard Theatre ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The story of Ghost Quartet is told through a beautifully harmonic score and witty but equally compelling dialogue that truly transcends our known reality.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

‘Feels realistic & true’: AFTERGLOW – Waterloo East Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Afterglow raises more questions than answers, but is an honest piece of theatre about the universal themes of love, sex and marriage, and everything in between.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

‘Not to be missed’: SINATRA: RAW – Wilton’s Music Hall ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

No wonder Richard Shelton received an Offie Award nomination for Best Male Performance – his portrayal of the legend that is Frank Sinatra in Sinatra: Raw is real, natural, emotional and w…

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

‘Heartbreaking, heartwarming & really funny’: THE GIRL WHO FELL – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The Girl Who Fell, directed by Hannah Price, is about grief, guilt, childhood innocence, love, pain, agony, truth and facing the truth and with all those ingredients you get a poignant and q…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

‘Short & sharp thriller’: FAST – Park Theatre by Luca Molinari

While Fast did feel like it dragged at some points, the clever use of a projector screen and off-stage narration works hard to bring the audience back.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

‘Needs to be seen by everyone’: MITES – Tristan Bates Theatre by Luca Molinari

The strength of Mites lies in the opening up of firm discussions regarding mental health which until, certainly of late, have tended to be constrained.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

‘Funny, cheeky & performed beautifully’: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES – Union Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

This all-singing all-dancing extravaganza of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a true credit to the timeless classic. The story is fun, it’s funny, it’s cheeky and it’s performed beautifully.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

‘Score won’t leave viewers disappointed’: BROOKLYN THE MUSICAL – Greenwich Theatre by Luca Molinari

All in all, Brooklyn The Musical is a sweet little composition, it’s just a shame that they are confined to the limitations that the piece provides.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

‘The cast is excellent, especially Oberman’: MOTHER OF HIM – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Mother of him is an emotional journey and a deep exploration of how far can the love of a mother go.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

‘Catchy tunes & brilliant vocals’: MIDLIFE COWBOY – Pleasance Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

For the singing, humour and general feel-good production, Midlife Cowboy certainly ticks all the right boxes.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

‘Provocative, emotional, gritty & thought-provoking’: AT LAST – Lion & Unicorn Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

At Last is provocative, emotional, gritty and thought-provoking – the qualities you wish for from every play you ever watch.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

‘There is nothing quite as intoxicating as Irish dance’: HEARTBEAT OF HOME – West End by Luca Molinari

“Come and see those dancing feet” is famously the tagline of 42nd Street, yet it really should be the tagline of Heartbeat of Home, which opened to rapturous applause at the Piccadilly T…

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