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Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre lights up Metropolis

Sunday 15th October 2017 Metropolis is one of those musicals that is often referred to as a ‘flop’.  Having seen it ourselves, we are not sure that is really fair, considering it had a six months run and boasted a … Continue reading

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Don’t shoot the messenger! Against at the Almeida Theatre

Saturday 19th August, evening Against, a new play by Christopher Shinn being given its World premier at the Almeida Theatre, poses that age-old question for playwrights: how do you write a play about a fictional engineering genius if you are … Continue reading

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No Sex Please we’re Shakespearean: Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Hackney Empire

Saturday 1st July 2017 As always, the Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre department are on trend with their latest end of term production of ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’, the musical.  Shakespeare has long provided rich pickings for those looking for … Continue reading

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Scarce half made up: Richard III at the Arcola Theatre

Saturday 13th May 2017, matinée We didn’t have to think much about booking to see Greg Hicks playing Richard III at the Arcola.  He is a master of all that is dark and brooding, as his stunning solo performance in … Continue reading

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Found in Translation: Chinglish at the Park Theatre

Saturday 25th March 2017, matinée It’s hard to believe it was nearly four years ago that the Park Theatre first introduced us to the talents of David Henry Hwang, when they premiered his challenging and outrageously funny play Yellowface.  Since then … Continue reading

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This orchard bears fruit: The Cherry Orchard at the Arcola Theatre

Saturday 18th February 2017, matinée We are always keen to see another Chekhov to add to our collection, and the Arcola is the perfect venue, small and with an excellent track record.  Add in a version by Trevor Griffiths, and … Continue reading

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Butterfly jars: Madame Butterfly at the Kings Head Theatre

Saturday 11th February 2017 We’ve become regular punters at the King’s Head, home of the intimate opera, with recent highlights being a game-show version of Cosi Fan Tutte, and a cleverly updated La Boheme.  We were keen to see their latest … Continue reading

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