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Christina Bianco: “I don’t feel like I hide behind impressions”

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If you haven’t been to one of Christina Bianco’s solo shows, you might not have heard the story of a young, eager girl auditioning for her favourite role in The Wizard of Oz. “I was too young to play Dorothy, but I auditioned singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow and I sung it with gusto, I was really loud and really enthusiastic,” she says before laughing. “I think they tried to cut me off after a verse and a chorus but I kept singing.” Read the rest of this entry

Forbidden Broadway – Review 15/09/2014

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©Alastair Muir

©Alastair Muir

The stagiest show in town has arrived in style – and it’s not here to make friends with its West End neighbours. With gags and satire aplenty, Forbidden Broadway is a playful and hysterical send up of London and Broadway’s hit shows and leading actors. Read the rest of this entry

Christina Bianco – Review 06/09/14

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It is not often that you expect a line up of Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Cheryl Cole, Florence and the Machine, Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Victoria Beckham, Madonna and – of course – Dora the Explorer. In Christina Bianco’s company, however, this is just a taste of the artists you can expect. Read the rest of this entry

Avenue Q – Review 26/08/2014

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The cast of Avenue Q. Darren Bell

The cast of Avenue Q. © Darren Bell

Avenue Q is well known for pushing the boundaries with its lewd and rude humour and the current tour, with its young and enthusiastic cast, is no exception. Read the rest of this entry

20th Century Boy – Review 23/06/14

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T. Rex dominated the world of glam rock, but front man Marc Bolan is another musician gone too soon. His tragic story is brought to stage in 20th Century Boy, from his chart-topping successes to his untimely death. Read the rest of this entry

The Velma Celli Show – Review 30/05/2014

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Velma1.JPGThe way she makes you feel is clear. Velma Celli gives you fever when she struts her stuff and shows off her sequins and heels in her scorching, sordid show at Hippodrome Casino’s Matcham Room. Read the rest of this entry

Blood Brothers – Review 31/3/14

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blood brothers

Blood Brothers is one of those shows that occupies a special spot in my heart. I can still vividly remember the first time I saw it many years ago on a school trip, then coming home and insistently saying that I never had and never would see a better musical. Well, it was quickly pointed out to me that I had only seen two others and so could not possibly make such a sweeping statement, but fortunately the show has never disappointed me and never slipped far from the top spot. Read the rest of this entry

Tonight’s the Night – Review 17/03/14

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Unsurprisingly, a musical based on the hits of Rod Stewart relies heavily on the vocal talents of its cast. Fortunately for Tonight’s the Night, the show is packed with incredible singers churning out an extensive catalogue of music. Read the rest of this entry

No Way to Treat a Lady – Review 24/01/14

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In this dark musical about a mysterious strangler living for the limelight and killing for the headlines, who dresses appropriately for every murder, comedy has taken a sinister turn in the streets of New York City to create a genuinely funny show with a talented cast. Read the rest of this entry

Lost Boy – Review 14/01/14

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©Munah Ahmed

©Munah Ahmed

In an attempt to create a chilling interpretation of the much-loved children’s classic Peter Pan, Lost Boy has indeed lost the boy the world grew to love in JM Barrie’s magical creation. Read the rest of this entry