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]

The Color Purple at Menier Chocolate Factory

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The Color Purple at Menier Chocolate Factory

The Menier Chocolate Factory implies all things nice and sweet. However the musical production of The Colour Purple, which is due to come alive on its stage, does not quite have all the ingredients to appeal to a sweet tooth. [More]

Alegría in London: Cirque Du Soleil

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Alegría in London: Cirque Du Soleil

The Cirque Du Soleil has a world-wide reputation for jaw-dropping acrobatics; vigorously executed choreography performed with a lighter-than-air sensation. The production of Alegría is the embodiment of everything they do. [More]

Sweet Bird of Youth

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Sweet Bird of Youth

Kim Cattrall (of Sex and the City renown) stars alongside acclaimed and rising Broadway actor Seth Numrich in Tennessee Williams’ emotional and unsettling play, Sweet Bird of Youth. It is directed by Olivier Award-winner Marianne Elliott.
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West End Live in Trafalgar Square this June 2013!

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West End Live in Trafalgar Square this June 2013!

West End Live is back!!! In its ninth year this fabulous festival is going to bring out all the best, brightest and tuneful of currently playing West End musicals. It will be two whole days of free open-air performances in one of the world’s most iconic locations – Trafalgar Square. [More]

In Profile – The Apollo Theatre

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In Profile – The Apollo Theatre

Halfway between Regent Street and Charring Cross Road is the Apollo Theatre. It is one of London’s oldest West End theatres. Rising up before the Palladium and the Coliseum – its Edwardian era cousins – the Apollo is much smaller than either of them. It only seats 796 patrons. Oh! Please don’t confuse it with the Apollo Victoria Theatre near Victoria Station. [More]

In Profile - London Coliseum

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In Profile - London Coliseum

What an address! The London Coliseum is located in St. Martin’s Lane in the heart of London. It is a mere 100 metres from Trafalgar Square. Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus are not much further in the other direction. Its impressive Victorian/Edwardian façade is a fine example of theatre architect Frank Matcham’s creativity. [More]

The Bodyguard Review

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The Bodyguard Review

When I stepped out of the Adelphi in London’s West End, after watching the Thea Sharrock directed The Bodyguard I must admit, quite frankly, I was a trifle bemused. I was not sure if I had just watched a Whitney Houston anthology; a romantic musical; a pop concert or a musical thriller.
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The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre

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The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre

When I sat down in my seat at the Criterion and the lights dimmed and the curtain lifted my jaw was left hanging around my chest. I was not quite prepared for what transpired on stage. However the jaw was in plenty of action after my first surprise evaporated and was replaced with unabashed laughter and a few guffaws. [More]

Some Small Love Story

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Some Small Love Story

It is not very often that a production from Edinburgh’s Fringe comes down the turnpike (as the Americans would say) to survive and do well in London’s West End. But Some Small Love Story does just that. [More]

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