3.0★ ★ ★
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The Wild Party

The St James Theatre is no more, having been bought by Lord Lloyd Webber and renamed The Other Palace with the intention, as stated in the programme t...
The Girls The Phoenix Theatre
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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The Girls

Eight weeks into 2017, and I’m happy to say we have a new bona fide feel-good hit in the West End in the shape of The Girls, Tim Firth and Gary Barlow...
Death Takes A Holiday. Photo Scott Rylander
3.0★ ★ ★
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Death Takes A Holiday

Death Takes a Holiday, the Yeston/Stone/Meehan musical which has just opened at The Charing Cross Theatre boasts accomplished direction, a great cast,...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Half A Sixpence

I know I’m always banging on about structure, and what happens when you get it wrong in a musical, but there’s a reason for that, and Half A Sixpence ...
2.0★ ★
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Side Show

Bernard Pomerance’s 1977 play, The Elephant Man, detailing Joseph Merrick’s wish to be treated as a ‘normal’ member of society, after being discovered...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair is absurd, puerile, vulgar, and utterly, utterly brilliant. I came out of the tiny Above the Arts theatre space ...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Musical of the Year

Musical of the Year, the show currently playing at The Lost Theatre on Wandsworth Road, is a rough re-telling of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel The Hunchbac...
Wonderful Town Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre
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Wonderful Town

There are some shows which just don’t really work, but have great scores. Paint your Wagon and Candide are two that come immediately to mind. Altho...
Floyd Collins Wilton's Music Hall
2.0★ ★
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Floyd Collins

I’d forgotten just how tedious the first act of Floyd Collins actually is. That’s not to say that this is a bad production. Far from it. Jonathan Butt...