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Friday, July 13, 2018

If you want to see a wild story on stage, go see it’: IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

If you’re in the Charing Cross area, want a bit of a laugh and want to see a wild story on stage, I would suggest It Happened in Key West.

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Bat Out of Hell’s Sharon Sexton, Christina Bennington & Danielle Steers speak about their vocal journey by Olivia Mitchell

This week we have stories, advice and information from Bat Out of Hell’s three leading ladies of the Steinman musical: Sharon Sexton, Christina Bennington and Danielle Steers...

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Monday, July 9, 2018

‘I left the theatre singing & feeling uplifted’: CHAMPAGNE FOR CLEMENTINE – Live at Zedel ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The cast and crew for Champagne For Clementine did an amazing job in such a small room, in a short space of time. It’s a perfect show to take in before a night out, it’s upbeat, fun and …

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

‘A fantastic celebration of Michael Jackson’: THRILLER LIVE – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Thriller Live is currently running in the West End as well as being on a UK tour. While there is no plot, it’s clear that audiences are loving it due to the show celebrating and drawing to…

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Vocal tips from Jersey Boys Dayle Hodge & Michael Watson by Olivia Mitchell

This week’s advice is brought to you by the two Frankie Vallis from the current UK tour of Jersey Boys: Michael Watson and Dayle Hodge...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

‘The musicianship displayed is truly extraordinary’: DAISY PULLS IT OFF – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

With the name of Guildford School of Acting comes a vast and storied reputation. When you come across a show with GSA’s name on it, you go in with certain expectations. Their current ventu…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

‘A Wunderbar production’: KISS ME, KATE – West End ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

After touring for a while, Opera North’s production of Kiss Me, Kate has slipped into the London Coliseum for a short run which showcases its glorious score and stellar cast.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

‘No reason not to love this show’: IT’S ONLY LIFE – Union Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

It’s Only Life represents both the diversity of Britain as well as the ways we're all connected. With great vocals, memorably moving songs and a fantastic cast, there's no reason not to lo…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

‘Difficult to leave without a slight smile on your face’: LEGALLY BLONDE – Touring ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Those seeing Legally Blonde for the first time will most likely have an enjoyable evening due to the warm-hearted nature of the piece. However, the many patchy moments made me feel as if the…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

INTERVIEW: In Conversation with… Bat Out of Hell’s Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington by Olivia Mitchell

We are focusing on Bat Out of Hell for the entire month of June and this week we have an exclusive interview with Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington about their lives while starring in Ba…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

BOOK REVIEW – When The Curtain Falls by Carrie Hope Fletcher ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

When The Curtain Falls is the perfect read to wrap you up and transport you to the glittering lights of the West End. Carrie Hope Fletcher’s writing is lyrical but easy to read. Reading h…

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Friday, June 1, 2018

INTERVIEW: Anna Crichlow on Confidence at the Southwark Playhouse by Olivia Mitchell

Confidence continues at the Southwark Playhouse until 16 June 2018. It features a small cast including Anna Crichlow playing Ruby. Anna has previously appeared in Pride and Prejudice for Reg…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

‘You will want to return to the Coloured Lights again and again’: THE RINK – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

For a technically brilliant show with performances that will leave you wanting to return to the ‘Coloured Lights’ again and again, go see The Rink. This is musical theatre at it’s best…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

‘I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed’: F*CKING MEN – King’s Head Theatre ★★ by Olivia Mitchell

King’s Head Theatre is currently home for the show F*cking Men, written by Tony Award-winning writer Joe DiPietro. The show follows a multitude of characters that are interwoven into multi…

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

‘Let’s hope this isn’t the last we see of this sweet show’: A LITTLE PRINCESS – Royal Festival Hall ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

After the recent success in the UK of Big Fish and The Addams Family, Andrew Lippa’s lesser-known show A Little Princess has had its UK premiere at the Southbank Centre.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

‘Simmers, but never reaches the boil’: CONFIDENCE – Southwark Playhouse ★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Something about Confidence just doesn't click. Given more time and a bit of a rework it could be a layered, interesting show but in it's current state there is a unity and flow missing.

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

‘A fun-filled night out at the theatre’: BEAUTIFUL – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The entire ensemble of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical gives fantastic performances and the show is thoroughly enjoyable. I had high expectations, all of which were met for a fun-filled n…

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Friday, May 25, 2018

INTERVIEW: Freya Parks talks Teddy at The Vaults by Olivia Mitchell

Teddy, running at The Vaults until 3 June 2018, is an innovative show which not only showcases the actors on stage, but also the musicians. One of whom is Freya Parks who talked to us all ab…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

‘Perfect for warm summer nights of escapism’: SUMMER HOLIDAY: THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Summer Holiday: The Musical is lighthearted fun, perfect for those who want to reminisce about the 60s as well as those experiencing the story with fresh eyes.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

‘A tremendously extravagant celebration of acceptance’: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT – Sydney, Australia ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

At its heart Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a tremendously extravagant celebration of acceptance, draped in a kaleidoscope of colour and fun!

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Monday, May 21, 2018

‘Her natural wit & charm had me smiling from ear to ear’: Louise Dearman’s This is Me – The Other Palace ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Louise Dearman’s performance at The Other Palace was faultless. Her natural wit and charm had me smiling from ear to ear and just feeling joyous.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

‘Delivers on so many levels’: THE BOOK OF MORMON – Sydney, Australia ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Wickedly witty, The Book of Mormon pokes fun at the seemingly un-pokeable and ultimately manages to leave the audience with the cheerfully uncomfortable warm fuzzies. It’s also fantastic t…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

‘Vocal brilliance after vocal brilliance’: West End Live Lounge – The Other Palace ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The email telling me about an upcoming West End Live Lounge concert is one I look forward to with excitement and anticipation as the night always proves to be a joyous, talent-filled one.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

‘Musical theatre at its best’: MISS SAIGON – Touring ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

This touring production of Miss Saigon has lost none of its sparkle and is full of so many intricacies that the experience is visceral and moving.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

‘These performers are at the top of their game’: SOAP – Underbelly Festival ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

If you want to spend an hour of pure entertainment and have some fun into the bargain, don’t miss Soap – as long as you don’t mind getting a little damp!

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

‘Join in the celebration of a cultural icon’: BEAUTIFUL – Touring ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Carole King rightly occupies a place in the pantheon of great American songwriters and this lively production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a fitting tribute to her musical legacy.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

‘Hilariously brilliant night at the theatre’: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN – West End ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

This show is funny beyond belief and a real joy to watch. If it’s a feel-good show you want, then Young Frankenstein is the one for you.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

‘It’s really the music that steals the show’: CHESS – West End ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

If you've never seen Chess before then I think you'll love it. I urge you to see the show regardless of its faults, it’s got a beautiful score and a moving story that you can’t help but …

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

‘Go along for fun but don’t expect a masterpiece’: SON OF A PREACHER MAN – Touring ★★ by Olivia Mitchell

I do feel anyone going to see Son of a Preacher Man because of Dusty Springfield could be a bit disappointed, but in saying that it was an entertaining and enjoyable evening and the audience…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

‘It’s the dance that’s the star of the show’: STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL – West End ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

It’s time to escape the grey for the colour-filled dance hall of Strictly Ballroom. Bogo Pogo your way to the Piccadilly Theatre for a spectacularly sparkly experience.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

INTERVIEW: Lizzie Winkler on playing a host of characters in Quiz at the Noel Coward Theatre by Olivia Mitchell

Lizzie Winkler plays a variety of roles in Quiz at the Noel Coward Theatre, an immersive experience which examines the conviction of ‘the coughing Major’ in Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

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