Les Miserables: I Dreamed a Dream

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Les Miserables: I Dreamed a Dream

The show follows the main storyline of the book, with added dance numbers and even a spot of romance plotted in. An older viewer might find their mind start to wander as the dancing goes on, but the children in the audience seemed to enjoy the frolicking fruit, animals and snowmen. [More]

 Liolà – A Review

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Liolà – A Review

Liolà is a story that revolves around some pretty basic issues. It’s about happy-go-lucky sex, love, betrayal, unhappiness, carrying on the family line and man-woman relationships. It almost reads like the plot of a television soap opera. [More]

Black Jesus - Innocent or Guilty

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Black Jesus - Innocent or Guilty

Black Jesus is another sharp and insightful work from the provocative pen of Anders Lustgarten. The play dissects the often violent, always murky and byzantine political scene in Zimbabwe. It is set in 2015, a hypothetical post-Mugabe Zimbabwe era, and looks at the past through the eyes of Eunice Neube and Gabriel Chibamu. [More]

The Sound of Music

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The Sound of Music

This summer London’s Regent’s Park has transformed into the Austrian Alps, thanks to the revival of The Sound of Music. As the Hills Are Alive echoes out from the Open Air Theatre I cannot help but hark back to the movie version, which was my first brush with the musical. [More]

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage

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Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage

Dirty Dancing was released in the year 1987 in cinemas all around the world. It made Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey household names. It also made Dirty Dancing the archetypal coming of age movie. Throw in some truly memorable tunes, upbeat rhythms and plenty of hot, close-up dance moves and you had a classic that has been copied numerous times. [More]

The Ladykillers

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The Ladykillers

From the very first production, back in 1955, The Ladykillers has been hugely entertaining. Even Hollywood was unable to ruin it. So it comes as no surprise that this summer’s stage version of the play is a considerable success. [More]

From Here to Eternity – The Musical

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From Here to Eternity – The Musical

After an eternity he is back! Tim Rice has come up with a new musical – From Here to Eternity. The last time we had a musical featuring the lyrical talents of Sir Tim was when he wrote some of the songs for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage production of The Wizard of Oz. [More]

Jeeves & Wooster at the West End

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Jeeves & Wooster at the West End

P.G. Wodehouse wrote several plays and scripts for musicals but he never ever thought that the escapades of his most famous creations would wind up having speaking parts – as it were. The rib-tickling and delightful success on TV proved just how perfectly ‘made for TV and the stage’ the adventures of these two worthies were. [More]

Kids Week 2013

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Kids Week 2013

London’s already crowded theatre calendar is about to get a bit more hectic. From the 1st to the 31st of August 2013, a whole list of plays and musicals will be free for children. Kids Week means that along with every paying adult a child under the age of 16 can watch a show for free. [More]

FAST FIVE: UK Theatres and the Ghosts haunting them

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FAST FIVE: UK Theatres and the Ghosts haunting them

We all know that many ghost stories have been associated with London/UK’s theatres over the years. In fact, the Theatre Royal, commonly known as Drury Lane, has been called one of the world's most-haunted theatres. [More]

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