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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Simon Reade’s clever homage to Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, plays like a well made West End Drawing Room Thriller of the 19...
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Der Fliegende Holländer

The team at the Longborough Festival have managed to produce a Flying Dutchman that will itself live in legend, I believe. It is a superb production, ...
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Rumpelstiltskin

On one level, the Ballet Lorent has once again created an interesting dance event that tells a fairy tale for both children and the adults that they b...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The almost-legendary Midsummer Night’s Dream production by Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre has been revived again and is totally wonderful in alm...
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A Streetcar Named Desire

A new production by English Touring Theatre, Theatre Clwyd and Nuffield Southampton Theatres simply proves once again that the Tennessee Williams’ pla...
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Romeo and Juliet

I was ultimately quite pleased to have seen the new production of Romeo and Juliet at the RSC. However, I do have some serious quibbles. Romeo and Jul...
Thoroughly Modern Millie 2018 UK Tour
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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie was a very successful film that got very mixed reviews. It succeeded mainly on the charms of Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moo...
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The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich

The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, which was originally called The Beau Defeated, is a neglected play by a neglected playwright named Mary Pix. I like...

Telling on Tina: A Star is Born

Because I will be travelling for a bit, I decided to see the new bio-musical Tina in one of its last previews. So technically I cannot review this sho...

Music is Drama

This is the season of the year when I become increasingly reminded that going to some musical events can be just as dramatic as going to a good play a...