Monthly Archives: July 2012

Beware the false prophet: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Superstar

There is something oddly touching about Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ move to ITV for his latest casting show Superstar.  It’s as though he’s found his spiritual home.  What a relief it must be not to have to pretend that there is … Continue reading

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A two-reel tragedy: Jerry Herman’s Mack and Mabel at the Southwark Playhouse

We have been devout Hermanites ever since attending a Jerry Herman gala in 2007 with the distinctly luxury casting of John Barrowman, Maria Friedman, Clarke Peters and Debbie Gravitte.  Since then we’ve clocked up ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ and ‘Hello Dolly’.  Would Mack and … Continue reading

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A Perfect Storm: Shared Experience resurrect Mary Shelley at the Tricycle

‘Mary Shelley’ was essential viewing for us, being the latest production to come from Shared Experience, who seem to have developed a niche market in dramatising the creative processes of great writers, most notably in Bronte.  ‘Mary Shelley’ could even … Continue reading

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