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Curtains : A Musical Whodunnit

I had never heard of Curtains before, and the by-line A Musical Whodunnit did not fill me with hope. But as the band played the overture to Act One (I...
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Cinderella

“The fairy godmother of all pantomimes” is what the blurb says, and no doubt about it, that’s absolutely right! Cinderella is a wonderful blend of the...
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The Fairytale Revolution

This is not a traditional pantomime. There is no Dame or Principal Boy. In fact, all the boys are girls. The cast compromises four young women, whose ...
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Annie

I had heard of “little orphan Annie”, but I knew absolutely nothing about her, and nothing about this show, when I took my seat at the ever-reliable N...
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All’s Well That Ends Well

Shakespeare made use of some pretty unlikely plots for some of his non-historical plays. This one, borrowed from the Decameron, takes the biscuit. No ...
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The Magnificent Music Hall

And now for something completely different … After being closed since the late 1940s, the old “Ally Pally”, perched on a hill overlooking North London...
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Nathalie Inside Out

“Take Back Control!” might well have been the slogan for this astonishing performer. But she had no need to take it back, for she had never lost it. N...
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We Anchor In Hope

I’ve been to theatres in pubs before. Pub theatres are quite common, after all. But I’ve never seen a theatre converted into a pub before. This has ha...
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Calendar Girls

One might not expect a full house on a Tuesday evening, but the New Wimbledon Theatre was packed on the opening night of Calendar Girls’ short run at ...