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Puccini at the Pub: La Boheme returns to the Kings Head Theatre

Saturday 3rd September 2016 It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than five years since we first saw La Boheme at the Soho Theatre.  Little did we know that we were witnessing a phenomenon that would go from strength … Continue reading

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Five Finger Exercise delivers a knuckle sandwich: Print Room at the Coronet

Saturday 23rd January 2016, matinée We were intrigued to discover that after several cosy afternoons at the Print Room in its tiny theatre space in Hereford Road, that the founders had decamped to a much more ambitious venue – the … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a critic: preview reviews are in for Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet

Two of our favourite topics collided this week in the ‘outrage’ at newspapers publishing early reviews of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet.  Yes, it’s the circular argument about whether it’s OK to review a preview, of which we have already written, and … Continue reading

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I’ll Sing once More: Connie Fisher heads for the hills

The BBC recently broadcast a documentary about Connie Fisher, called I’ll Sing Once More – there is still some time left to watch it on iPlayer.  It is billed as the story of Connie Fisher’s ‘attempt to cure the loss of … Continue reading

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Hello? The Book of Mormon tops the league table for overpriced tickets….again

According to The Stage, there’s a new league table in town, and theatres seem to be clammering to be at the top of it. Yes, this is The Stage’s new annual ticketing survey, which declares ‘The Book of Mormon’ winner … 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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Passion amongst the parachutes: Girlfriends at the Union Theatre

Saturday 1st November 2014, matinée We are grateful to the Union Theatre for putting on a Howard Goodall ‘season’, a selection of three of his musicals, beginning with ‘Love Story’, followed by The Dreaming, and finally ‘Girlfriends’.  We eagerly anticipated … Continue reading

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