Monthly Archives: December 2014

Gotta dance! Singin’ in the rain Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Saturday 27th December 2014 It was with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation that we approached Highgate to see ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, the latest production at Upstairs at the Gatehouse.  We couldn’t wait to see how they would manage … Continue reading

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Car crash theatre: Why won’t the critics defend quality in the West End?

Apparently, Lindsay Lohan has finished her West End stint as Karen in David Mamet’s ‘Speed the Plow’, and she is so delighted with how it all went that she is now contemplating a second Mamet play.  ‘One Mamet down’ she … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Royal Academy of Music! ‘Curtain Up’ puts the future into Musical Theatre

Sunday 30th November 2014 Having been fans of the Royal Academy of Music musical theatre student shows for some time, we were delighted to discover that there would be a twentieth anniversary concert – it would be a chance to … Continue reading

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It’s all in the execution: The Mikado holds court at the Charing Cross Theatre

Saturday 29th November 2014, matinée Ambitious, wordy and overblown would be our verdict.  We are, of course, talking about the publicity leaflet for Thom Southerland’s ‘radically reconceived’ production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’ at the Charing Cross Theatre.  We … Continue reading

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