4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The Cher Show

The Cher Show is cheer delight!  Little did I imagine, while I watched Top of the Pops on a black-and-white television set back in 1965 and saw Sonny ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The Commitments

It started life as a novel in 1986, was made into a film in 1991, and was finally adapted for the stage in 2013.  Ten years after first opening to pop...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Circus 1903

This is not the first time that the circus has come to one of the capital’s long-established concert venues.  Cirque du Soleil, for example, is now a ...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Heigh ho, heigh ho – it’s off to work I go, writing this review.  But it’s more pleasure than work.  They’ve done it again at the New Wimbledon Theatr...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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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...