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Amour

How the mind plays tricks. I remember both Marguerite, and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, the last two Michel Legrand musicals to play in the West End, a...
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Twelfth Night

It’s always a pleasure to visit a theatre in London that I’ve not previously attended, and given that there are around 240, large and small, in the ca...
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Queereteria TV

Queereteria TV is the latest theatrical development in the life of Andy Bell’s melancholy and salacious stage persona Torsten. In this incarnation, we...
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Avalanche: A Love Story

A 90 minute monologue delivered by Maxine Peake against minimalist, yet poignant and dramatic mise-en-scène - Avalance is a personal quest familiar to...
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La Fiesta

In the best of flamenco you are drawn deeper and deeper into the emotional meaning of the piece through the stylised intensity of the dancing and the ...
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Man from La Mancha

Despite many successful revivals in the USA this musical has – incredibly – not been seen in London for fifty years. Of course there is one number – ‘...
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The Full Monty

They’ve done it again at the New Wimbledon Theatre – another brilliant show! Really, this is becoming a habit. It’s about time they put on a turkey, t...
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Like You Hate Me

Like You Hate Me is a play full of raw honesty and emotion. The relationship between the two characters (the play is a two-hander) jumps dizzyingly be...
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Little Death Club

I’ve just read a most enjoyable book entitled My Old Man by, of all people, former Conservative Prime Minister John Major. It’s notionally about his p...
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Metamorphosis

Few writers have explored alienation as well as Franz Kafka. His nightmarish prose, that pits individual against authority, arguably changed the way w...