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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

A Spoonful of Sherman – Review 13/01/14

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©Ben Davies

©Ben Davies

The celebration of the composers of some of the world’s most iconic music in A Spoonful of Sherman is truly scrumptious. The work of three generations of songwriters come together at St James’ Theatre to form one fluid performance of songs with such a distinct style that it could be mistaken for the catalogue of a single composer. Read the rest of this entry

West End Anthems – Review 12/01/14

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Last night saw the vocal talents of Kerry Ellis, Alasdair Harvey, Helen Hobson and Oliver Tompsett join forces in the theatrical extravaganza of West End Anthems at the Watford Colosseum. Returning with their show from last summer’s Glow festival at Bluewater, the talented quartet invited audiences back to join them on a journey through some of the world’s most famous musicals. Read the rest of this entry

West End Anthems: Interview with Kerry Ellis

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West-End-Anthems-showAhead of Sunday’s performance at the Watford Colosseum, the star credited as the new first lady of the West End and new mum, Kerry Ellis, has managed to find time in her busy schedule for a catch up.

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Peter Pan – Review 10/12/13

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Peter Pan 2013 Steve McFadden as Captain Hook and Quinn Patrick as Mrs Smee -Ashcroft Theatre - Please Credit Picture by Frazer Ashford

© Frazer Ashford

With plenty of puns, pirates and the appearance of Phil Mitchell, the pantomime adaption of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan has flown into Croydon. Quinn Patrick is back for a third year to play the dame, this year in the form of Mrs Smee, and the production is in safe – and silly – hands. Read the rest of this entry

Keeler – Review 6/11/13

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Sarah Armstrong and Michael Good as Keeler and Profumo © Irina Chira

Fifty years after the sex scandal that shocked the nation, Christine Keeler’s story has been bought back to the stage. Read the rest of this entry

Thriller Live 2,000th Performance – Review 24/10/13

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David Jordan and Eshan Gopal   © Irina Chira

David Jordan and Eshan Gopal © Irina Chira

From the moment the infamous white gloves appear on a screen you feel the excitement and anticipation of what is to follow. It is no disappointment as the talented and energetic cast lead you through the back catalogue of Michael Jackson’s hits. Do not expect an intricate plot when you come to see the show, but you will be gently led through the decades by Britt Quentin as he provides useful introductions to the eras. Read the rest of this entry

From Here to Eternity – Review 21/10/13

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Siubhan Harrison and Robert Lonsdale

Siubhan Harrison and Robert Lonsdale © Johan Persson

This unique twist on a familiar story serves as a prolonged exposition for Pearl Harbour, focusing on a group of US soldiers in the lead up to the infamous attack. From Here to Eternity, adapted from James Jones’ 1951 book with lyrics by Tim Rice, tells the story of Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt as he leaves the familiarity of mining town Kentucky and joins G Company, a military unit based in Hawaii. Read the rest of this entry