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The Rocky Horror Show

The programme for this show is rather unusual.  It contains photographs of the actors along with their CVs, as well as the names and CVs of the princi...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Strictly Ballroom

If the title of this excellent show reminds you of a popular competition on BBC1, you will have a clue as to what it is about.  This will be confirmed...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Love All

“Umpire, you can’t be serious!”  Well, Dorothy L. Sayers was being rather serious when she wrote Love All, which premiered in 1940.  It is not actuall...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Walking with Ghosts

What a tour de force!  I had not been expecting anything this good.  But just with some lighting and sound effects, and a few props, Gabriel Byrne was...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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The Osmonds

Like C.S. Lewis in a different context, I was “surprised by joy”.  Back in the 1970s I was clinging on to the counter-cultural pretensions of the hipp...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Footloose

This is a curate’s egg of a show.  It’s good in parts, indeed very good. But some of it is pretty bad, particularly the story.  Well, it fits into the...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Briefs: Bite Club

This is not a show to take your maiden aunt to or a card-carrying member of the Democratic Unionist Party.  It is decadent.  It is ripely gay.  And it...
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Singin’ in the Rain

It doesn’t get any better than this.  Why it’s even better than the movie!  Most of us will have seen it on TV.  It’s one of those Christmas favourite...
2.0★ ★
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We Will Rock You

If you are going to this show, be sure to take earplugs with you.  Not because the music is bad.  It mostly consists of well-known hits by Queen, and ...