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Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain II

How Henry laughed! Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain II at the Garrick Theatre Eight-year-old Henry takes our reviewer on a truth-seeking historical adventure. Birmingham Stage Company’s sensationally-scripted Barmy Britain II proves that satire for kids is in fine shape. At the Garrick Theatre. The Garrick Theatre was buzzing with the energy of children, eager to see Birmingham Stage Company’sBarmy Britain II, the […]

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The White Witch of Rose Hall

The Chilling Drama of Annie Palmer: The White Witch of Rose Hall at Broadway Theatre A historical tale, set in the 1830s on one of Jamaica’s largest plantations. A story of power, sex and a fight for freedom, set against the backdrop of William Wilberforce’s campaign for the abolition of slavery. The White Witch Of Rose Hall, at […]

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As You Like It

Comedy turned on its head: As You Like It at the Rose Theatre Bankside  As You Like It, directed by Jessica Ruano, rewrites Shakespeare’s comedy by omitting the sub-plots of the play involving the comic characters of Touchstone, Corin, Silvius, Phoebe and Audrey. Her re-arranging and editing of Shakespeare’s narrativeensures that the play is re-written as a tragedy, resisting […]

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The Spanish Tragedy

An Appetite For Revenge: The Spanish Tragedy at the Blue Elephant Lazarus Theatre productions never fail to grab you from the moment you enter the theatre. You step through into a world of mayhem as if stepping through an invisible membrane that divides you from where you’ve come. At the Blue Elephant Theatre. Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy is […]

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Land of Our Fathers

The holy ground of the working class: Land of Our Fathers at Theatre503 Engaging from the outset, the play hits the audience with a mining disaster only seconds after an explosion that traps six miners. The fact that it is 1979 adds even greater tension. At Theatre503. There are locations in every country that are invested with […]

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London Stories

Epic storytelling: London Stories at Battersea Arts Centre It is not like any festival I have ever attended, this festival of personal stories experienced intimately between the storyteller and just myself, plus another audience member. The revelations it brings about the power of stories will stay with me, possibly forever. Battersea Arts Centre’s London Stories: A 1-on-1-on-1 Festival is […]

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Miranda Sings

Miranda Sings & Artful Talent: At Leicester Square Theatre The phenomenon which is Miranda Sings at Leicester Square is the only show in the vicinity originating from being a YouTube sensation. Colleen Ballinger is a comic genius for creating the world of Miranda, the “relly tallented” star of the bite-size screen. Miranda Sings, as its creator Colleen Ballinger tells The Times in […]

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CELL at the Little Angel Theatre

  Living with MND, not dying from it: CELL at the Little Angel Theatre The message of the play is that people live with MND rather than simple die from it. I hope Smoking Apples and Little Cauliflower Theatre have a chance to fully develop the living which their central character does with the condition. At the Little Angel […]

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Gotta Sing Gotta Dance

Only in musicals… Gotta Sing Gotta Dance at Richmond Theatre See this show. It will allow you to experience the beauty and grandeur of song and dance at its best. At Richmond Theatre. The title of a theatre production is designed to provoke a reaction; Gotta Sing Gotta Dance had a decided effect on me, leading me to expect the […]

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Profumo The Musical

A musical about a scandal: Profumo The Musical at Waterloo East Theatre Unfortunately, the Profumo The Musical gives us nothing new on the Profumo Affair. Everyone, including the Kray Brothers, seemed perfectly nice and ordinary. Can anyone remember what the fuss was about? At Waterloo East. Profumo: The Musical, produced and written by Gordon Kenny, presents the events around […]