3.0★ ★ ★
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Birdsong

I have a lot of good to say about the acclaimed touring production of Birdsong, but also a major quibble. The actual production itself is exemplary...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Hairspray

The 2014 production of Hairspray directed by Paul Kerryson is touring the country again. Extremely polished, remarkable for its emotional sincerity an...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Simon Reade’s clever homage to Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, plays like a well made West End Drawing Room Thriller of the 19...
RUMPELSTILTSKIN_BalletLORENT, Northern Stage, NEWCASTLE
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Rumpelstiltskin

On one level, the Ballet Lorent has once again created an interesting dance event that tells a fairy tale for both children and the adults that they b...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The almost-legendary Midsummer Night’s Dream production by Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre has been revived again and is totally wonderful in alm...
A Streetcar Named Desire Production PhotosPhoto Credit: The Other Richard
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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A Streetcar Named Desire

A new production by English Touring Theatre, Theatre Clwyd and Nuffield Southampton Theatres simply proves once again that the Tennessee Williams’ pla...
Thoroughly Modern Millie 2018 UK Tour
3.0★ ★ ★
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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie was a very successful film that got very mixed reviews. It succeeded mainly on the charms of Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moo...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The Winslow Boy

The new production of Terence Rattigan’s 1946 hit play THE WINSLOW BOY that is touring the UK is a vivid reminder of just what a good playwright Ratti...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Cilla, The Musical

At one level this is just another well-put-together biographical show in the tried and true genre of musicals based on the career and hits of a star, ...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Mamma Mia

There is very little one can do to analyse Mamma Mia! any longer because most people have seen the film and many people have seen the stage show. This...