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Thursday, July 20, 2017

BWW Review: MUMFORD & SONS, Latitude Festival by Rona Kelly

Mumford amp Sons makes a triumphant return to Latitude Festival, having first played in 2010. After all these years, audiences provedthat they would wait, they would wait for them. An evenin…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BWW Review: DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER ME, Latitude Festival by Rona Kelly

'Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronouncedit to youtrippingly on the tongue.' Without uttering almosta single word until the final scene, Dickie Beau speaks volumes in his latest show. M…

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Monday, July 17, 2017

BWW Review: HOT DUB TIME MACHINE, Latitude Festival by Rona Kelly

'If I could turn back time, if I could find a way' Well, now you can. Hot Dub Time Machine is a touring musical event of theatrical proportions, bringing the songs of yesteryear into the 21s…

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BWW Interview: Dickie Beau Talks DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER ME by Rona Kelly

Award winning actor Dickie Beau is a man of a thousand faces, but one voice. The lip synch maestro brought Dickie Beauo Re-Member Me to Latitude Festival, following an extended run at the Al…

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

BWW Review: VOICES OF THE AMAZON, Latitude Festival by Rona Kelly

What an introduction to Latitude entering a world unlike anything you've seen or heard before. And I'm not even talking about the Faraway Forest. From Sister's Grimm, Voices of the Amazon im…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

BWW Review: COMMITTEE... (A New Musical), Donmar Warehouse by Rona Kelly

The line between the dramatic world on stage and the real world off stage can seem very thin. Shows written hundreds of years ago speak to today others hit even closer to home, depicting act…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Festival Watch: The Theatre And Music Highlights Of Latitude 2017 by Rona Kelly

There are only a few days until the 12th edition ofLatitude Festival, and this year's line-up promises to set the bar high. Festival-goers can experience over 750 acts across 15 stages from …

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

BWW Review: TAPE FACE, Garrick Theatre by Rona Kelly

Almost two and a half hours in a theatre with no talking. You might think you're at the ballet and you may be, given one of the skits. Returning to the London stage, Sam Wills dons his signa…

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Monday, May 29, 2017

FAVOURITE SONGS: 'Those You've Known', SPRING AWAKENING by Rona Kelly

It's an odd thing to say that one of my favourite musical songs is one which makes me cry. Even odder, in fact, that it's one which I couldn't bear to listen to for almost a year...

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Friday, May 19, 2017

BWW Review: LOVE IN IDLENESS, Apollo Theatre by Rona Kelly

The Menier Chocolate Factory is no stranger to transfers, both in the West End and beyond. The Color Purple notably made the jump, and now here's Trevor Nunn's Love in Idleness moving to the…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

BWW Review: TICK, TICK...BOOM!, Park Theatre by Rona Kelly

After an absence of almost a decade, tick, tickBOOM bursts back onto the London stage at the Park Theatre. There's plenty of energy, a natural spark among the three leads, but little emotion…

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

BWW Review: THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, Donmar Warehouse by Rona Kelly

Written by Bertolt Brecht during World War II, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui serves as a parable for Adolf Hitler. Germany becomes Chicago, Hitler becomes gangster Arturo Ui, as we witnes…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, New Wimbledon Theatre by Rona Kelly

Literally translated, La Cage aux Follesmeans 'the cage of mad women'. This seems an apt description for the characters and audience alike in Martin Connor's latest production. Funny and fli…

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY, The Hope Theatre by Rona Kelly

Billed as the 'little theatre with big ideas', The Hope Theatre is a transformative space. This year alone, it's been everything from a hospital waiting room to a post-apocalyptic bunker. Au…

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

BWW Review: LICENSED TO ILL, Southwark Playhouse, 2 December 2016 by Rona Kelly

Jukebox musicals seem to be as popular as ever in the West End, using familiar songs to tell stories on stage.Mamma Mia iscoming close to two decades in London, and newcomers likeMotown the …

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Friday, November 4, 2016

BWW Review: CYMBELINE, Barbican, 3 November 2016 by Rona Kelly

Over the next six years, the RSC aims to produce every single Shakespeare play. Its 2016 season features Cymbeline, one of the lesser known but not lesser performed plays this production is …

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Edinburgh Blog: EdFringe on a Budget – 24 hours for £50 by Rona Kelly

This summer, I decided to do something either incredibly brave or incredibly stupid: a last minute trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And if that wasn’t brave/stupid enough, I als…

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