5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Bat Out of Hell

The house was full, the audience were delighted, the cast sparkled with energy, and the band were superb.  What was not to like? You would have to be ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Potted Panto

Shakespeare may have been reduced, but now pantomime has been potted.  The dotty duo of CBBC’s Dan and Jeff have got form on genre reduction, having t...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Dick Whittington

You can’t beat a good panto at Christmas, and this one is a cracker all right! Shane Richie of East Enders is the principal boy in more ways than o...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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The Tempest

Back in March last year, this production was only a few days into its run when the Pandemic struck, and the theatres were locked down.  Now, at last, ...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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La Clique

This is not the first time that the circus has come to the West End.  Underbelly, with its big tent, is now a regular visitor to London’s Theatreland ...
2.0★ ★
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Heathers the Musical

No, this musical is not set amid the gorse-strewn banks and braes of Bonny Scotland.  It is set in an American high school, an establishment which wou...
2.0★ ★
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9 to 5

Never before have I been so out of kilter with an audience.  I thought the show was terrible.  But the theatre was absolutely packed, and at the end, ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Rock of Ages

Only two weeks ago the New Wimbledon Theatre, opening at last after so many months of ‘restrictions’, was packed with fans of the musical Waitress, an...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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MXNIFESTO

Titania Gethsemane McGrath is “a spoof radical intersectionalist poet”.  When I read that before the show, I was puzzled.  What on earth is an interse...
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Waitress

‘Waitress’ may not (yet) have gone the way of ‘actress’, but Waitress has come to Wimbledon with a whoosh.  Last night may have been Press Night, but ...