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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

‘Full to the brim with theatricality’: THE SHOW MUST GO ON – The Lost Alhambra ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The Show Must Go On is an immersive, cabaret dining experience which packs a punch. The night is complete with a three hour show, a two course meal, a welcome cocktail and bottomless Prosecc…

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

‘I would like people to experience the joy of being back together’: Rachel John stars in Songs For a New World at the London Palladium by Olivia Mitchell

After the success of the online streamed version of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For a New World, Lambert Jackson has brought the musical back as one of the first live, in person performance…

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

‘Truly sensational to experience’: PIPPIN – Garden Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The terrific cast of triple threats make the bittersweet, upbeat and consistently enjoyable musical Pippin at the Garden Theatre a must see.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The return of the movie musical: 9 upcoming ones to look forward to by Olivia Mitchell

During the Golden Age of Hollywood, movie musicals were abundant and arguably the most popular genre. However, with the move towards pop culture in the 1960s, their popularity dwindled and g…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

How’s your stagey lockdown? 7 ways to be theatrical during a pandemic by Olivia Mitchell

I hope no one minds these more chatty style posts, but with all that's going on, I wanted to switch it up a little bit and bring some more relaxed posts about how we can keep ourselves sane,…

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Friday, February 28, 2020

‘Spectacularly well performed musical’: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT – West End ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

For spectacle and energy, The Prince of Egypt is worth a visit. It’s not going to change your life but it’ll provide a fun few hours of superfluous theatricality that looks and sounds ve…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

‘An uplifting piece of theatre’: ON YOUR FEET! – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

For a celebration of music, life and heritage, get On Your Feet! and conga your way to see this tour.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

‘The performances are outstanding’: THE PIRATE QUEEN – West End ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

While audiences may find The Pirate Queen too repetitive to work as a fully realised production, it provides an evening of outstanding vocal talent and swashbuckling storytelling.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Rewrite This Story presents five reasons why you should see Once the Musical on its current tour by Olivia Mitchell

A beautiful, heartfelt story of an unlikely friendship between a Dublin busker and a Czech musician, we present five reasons why you should see Once on its current UK tour.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

‘It almost feels more relevant now than it was when it first was first conceived’: Rachel Tucker stars in The Pirate Queen by Olivia Mitchell

Rachel Tucker is taking on the role of Grace O'Malley in the one night only London premiere of the musical Pirate Queen. Rachel told us all about the show, her favourite moments and what it…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

What life is like on tour by Once The Musical’s Emma Lucia by Olivia Mitchell

‘Once isn’t hugely romanticised and I think that’s what people love about it’: What life is like on tour by Once The Musical’s Emma Lucia.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

‘Loud, fast, energetic & spirited journey’: POET IN DA CORNER – Royal Court Theatre & Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The entire seventy minute show feels like a pan on the boil, continuously moving and flowing and engaging. Poet in da Corner is funny, truthful, inventive and really worth seeing.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

‘Beautifully enchanting’: Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The entire New Adventures company prove once again in The Red Shoes why they're so revered in this glorious looking and exceptionally assured production.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

‘Delights & inspires in equal measure’: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE – West End ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a show which delights and inspires in equal measure and is sure to retain its spot in theatre lovers’ hearts for the foreseeable future.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

‘Gut-wrenchingly funny’: PETER PAN GOES WRONG – Touring ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The masters of laughter, Mischief Theatre are back at it again with a gut wrenchingly funny touring version of Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which takes everything theatrical and jumbles it into a m…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

‘It’s a life-affirming show’: RAGS – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Bronagh Lagan’s production of Rags has heart in spades and provides a real impact through the thoughtful way its themes are tackled.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

‘A complete delight of a musical’: ONCE – Touring ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The audience can't hep but be attentive throughout as Once has the magical ability to completely wrap them up and take them on a journey that is pure and delicate.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

‘Exudes sweetness & glitter’: SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS – Richmond Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

At Snow White at Richmond Theatre the stars are big and – evident from the multitude of advertising and glitzy theatrical splendour – so is the budget.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

‘Completely charismatic’: WHITE CHRISTMAS – West End ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The embodiment of glamour from start to finish, White Christmas whisks you away and takes you to a wintery wonderland where lullabies and tap dances reign supreme.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

‘A wild, sparkling, energetic piece of musical theatre’: & JULIET – West End ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

If you want an explicitly queer, feminist musical that's funny, entertaining and scored by songs that you grew up listening to then go see & Juliet.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

‘A feast for the eyes & ears’: MARY POPPINS – West End ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

There’s something universally adored about the feel-good story of the Banks family in Mary Poppins, so it’s no surprise that the musical is once again gracing the West End.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

‘Works exceptionally in the space’: GHOST QUARTET – Boulevard Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The vivacious performances and gripping qualities of characterisation throughout make Ghost Quartet a thrilling way to spend ninety minutes.

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

‘The entire production feels relatable’: HIGH FIDELITY – Turbine Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

As the Turbine Theatre’s second production, it’s wonderful to see a musical like High Fidelity which brings to life some of the excellence of this city.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

‘Certainly turns the classic tale on its head’: SOHO CINDERS – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Soho Cinders isn't life-changing but it allows us to experience tongue-in-cheek, energetic performances which will entertain for the duration of the show.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

‘Complete laugh-out-loud escapism’: NOISES OFF – West End ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

With a heart of gold reminder about professionalism in the arts, Noises Off is a must see production which will surely continue to have audiences gasping for air and slapping their thighs.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

‘The show retains its heart wherever it goes’: Calendar Girls The Musical – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Calendar Girls The Musical is a totally British feel-good show which warms the heart, uplifts and entertains. It has something for everyone and is a beautiful portrayal of women supporting w…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

‘Brought to life with vitality & vocal prowess’: BROOKLYN THE MUSICAL – Greenwich Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Strong direction by Adam Haigh and consistently impressive performances by the cast bring Brooklyn The Musical at Greenwich Theatre to life with vitality and vocal prowess, and make it one t…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

‘Exciting, truthful & special’: SHIDA – The Vaults ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

It’s rare to see such a provocative performance from a stellar performer in such an intimate space and it’s worth taking a trip just for the bragging rights of seeing Jeannette Bayardell…

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

‘Makes a triumphant return’: FAME THE MUSICAL – West End ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Back in the West End after 12 years, Fame makes a triumphant return with Nick Winston’s production. This 30th anniversary edition has been touring since 2018 but is having a prolonged five…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

‘A cast made up of crystal clear singers’: FALSETTOS – The Other Palace ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Intricate but not in-your-face Falsettos is a must-see reminder of human love; and a great example of how moving music can be.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

‘Definitely has potential’: THE FEELING – The Other Palace by Olivia Mitchell

With an influx of Broadway transfers and film/book to movie adaptations dominating the London theatre scene, it's always wonderful to see new British theatre developing. The Feeling by Kyra …

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