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Tenderly

Your reviewer is old enough to remember when Rosemary Clooney had songs in the ‘Hit Parade’, as we used to call it, songs which were frequently heard on the wireless (the BBC Light Programme, before its rep...

From Page To Stage

The Other Palace is a little less palatial than the one next door, namely Buckingham Palace. But it too is attracting numerous visitors this summer. It is a theatre well known for championing new musicals, an...
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The Blues Brothers

Who has not seen The Blues Brothers movie?  Released in 1980, it was shown continuously for years at the Screen on Baker Street, and is a cult classic.  So how does the stage show compare? Well, it is not ...
3.0★ ★ ★

Lynched

Having read the novel Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd, your reviewer was a little apprehensive on descending into the undercroft of St George’s Church in Bloomsbury.  This massive 18th century pile, topped with a...
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Lorna Dallas – Home Again

When a uniformed flunkey opened the door to the Brasserie Zedel, just round the corner from Piccadilly Circus, your reviewer was glad to get out of the rain, but didn’t quite know what was in store for him. ...
3.0★ ★ ★

James Bonney MP

The White Bear is an old pub in Kennington, a part of London best known for its proximity to The Oval cricket ground. But nestling above the pub is a small ‘fringe’ theatre, to which excellent beer can be t...
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The Devil Made Me Do It

The audience burst into heartfelt applause when it was announced, before she took her seat at the grand piano, that the glamorous chanteuse who was to entertain us last night was celebrating her 39th birthday....
3. Alula - Dive - Photo by Craig Dagostino
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HYENA

Your reviewer was in a grumpy mood.  As he walked across the footbridge over the Thames to the Southbank Centre, the sky was still heavy with the dark clouds that had poured torrents of rain over the capital....
The Addams Family: A Musical Comedy UK Tour
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The Addams Family: The Musical Comedy

The 1960s were a great era for Gothic horror.  We had Roger Corman in America, filming the stories of Edgar Allen Poe with Vincent Price, while in England we had Hammer Films with Christopher Lee as Count Drac...
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Stufish Presents SOHO

A small crowd of protesters were painting the street red outside the Peacock Theatre yesterday evening.  Colourful in fancy dress, these students at the London School of Economics (which owns the building) wer...