Sensation – a Tribute to the Music of The Who Fairfield Halls, London
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Sensation – a Tribute to the Music of The Who

I don’t want to cause a big s-s-s-sensation, sang Roger Daltrey.  “I’m just talking about my g-g-g-generation.”  Many of that generation (including your reviewer) were in the audience for last night...
The Silver Gym Queens Theatre Hornchurch
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The Silver Gym

Your reviewer had never ventured so far into darkest Essex.  On and on trundled the District Line train, taking him farther and farther eastward, away from his familiar haunts in Central London.  Having reach...
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The Man in the Woman’s Shoes

Reviewers for Plays To See must specify the genre of what they are reviewing (comedy, drama, opera, or whatever).  But this reviewer could think of nothing better than what this entertainment has styled itself...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Proper Job

Gobsmacked!  That was my initial reaction when Spencer Jones walked among us, his nether regions sheathed in white tights, beneath which white underpants were clearly visible – a wardrobe malfunction that wa...
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The Great Jewish American Songbook

Situated beside what used to be a toll gate, the Gatehouse is a pub atop Highgate Hill boasting good food and an excellent range of real ales from microbreweries. But that is not the only reason for making the ...
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Cirque Berserk

This is not the first time that the circus has come to the West End. Cirque du Soleil is now a regular visitor to London’s Theatreland. But the long-established Zippo’s Circus has now produced a rival for a...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Pride and Prejudice: The Panto

My heart sank when I read in the programme that the By Jove company, which is putting on this show, is “an ensemble of socialist-feminist theatre-makers” aiming to create “politically-edged theatre”. Th...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Jack and the Beanstalk

Pantomime Paradise! That must be the accolade for yet another triumphant Christmas production at the Hackney Empire, that grand old Music Hall built at the end of the Victorian Era. In those ornate surroundings...
3.0★ ★ ★

The Stationmaster

In the heart of the West End, but very much a ‘fringe’ theatre, the Tristan Bates Theatre is playing host to From Page to Stage, a season of new musical theatre featuring work in progress as well as newly c...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Rails

The auditorium at Canada Water Culture Space adjoins the coffee bar and the library, and you simply walk straight into the building as soon as you walk out of Canada Water Jubilee and Overground station. It pro...