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14 April 2018

BBC Radio 2’s Evening with Jason Robert Brown

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Jason Robert Brown is a name that is maybe unfamiliar to the casual theatregoer, but you wouldn’t think that was the case sat in the packed London Palladium for his …

01 April 2018

Ruthless! The Musical at the Arts Theatre

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How far will you go to be famous? This is the key theme that is explored in Ruthless!, a musical that does not hold back in poking fun of the …

19 March 2018

Lock and Key by Warehouse Musical Productions

By // Theatre (London)

Musical theatre isn’t usually the first place you look for a modern horror story, but in this new short creation by Bella Barlow and A.C. Smith, the eclectic mix works …

11 November 2017

Big Fish at The Other Palace

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The 2003 Tim Burton film of Big Fish is one that I have watched many times and grow fonder of with every viewing. I know it well, and so my …

04 September 2017

Talk Radio at the Old Red Lion Theatre

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Late Night, tell-it-how-it-is radio — a premise with the potential for shocking, humorous and meaningful dialogue, but Eric Bogosian’s play lacks depth and originality, with this production feeling in turns …

20 August 2017

13 The Musical by The British Theatre Academy

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Jason Robert Brown is one of the most well-respected composers working in musical theatre today. His credits include Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years and Parade (my …

01 May 2017

City of Glass at the Lyric Hammersmith

By // Theatre (London)

Boy does this play keep you gripped. Partly a detective noir drama, partly a psychological thriller, partly an exploration of the human mind, City of Glass is filled with so …

19 April 2017

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

By // Theatre (London)

There’s not anything groundbreaking or spectacular in this production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at Wilton’s Music Hall. Neither is there anything particularly problematic or dull. …

04 March 2017

Ugly Lies the Bone at the National

By // Theatre (London)

Virtual reality is one of those things that most of us are aware of, but for many (me included), its uses don’t appear to extend much beyond teenage boys wearing …

27 February 2017

The Wild Party by Paul Taylor Mills

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Joseph Moncure March’s initially controversial poem, The Wild Party, is subject to possibly one of the biggest coincidences in musical theatre history. Back in the 1999/2000 Broadway season, two totally …

17 November 2016

An Inspector Calls at the Playhouse Theatre

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There will be few unfamiliar with J.B. Priestley’s most famous piece, An Inspector Calls, and in this latest version director Stephen Daldry extracts the richness of the text to produce …

09 November 2016

The Last Five Years at the St. James Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

A solid revival of a fringe theatre classic, this latest production of The Last Five Years embraces the personal lyrics and blissful melodies and provides a raw and touching take …

02 November 2016

Side Show at Southwark Playhouse

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A uniquely bizarre story, Side Show follows the life of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton as they are saved from their tortured life performing as ‘freaks’ in a Texan …

21 October 2016

Ragtime at the Charing Cross Theatre

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A powerful and poignant musical production from director Thom Southerland, who yet again manages to deliver an incredibly high calibre of fringe theatre. Ragtime boasts an accomplished score, intriguing story …

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