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Potted Panto

Shakespeare may have been reduced, but now pantomime has been potted.  The dotty duo of Dan and Jeff have got form on genre reduction, having taken Po...
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The MGM Story

Situated beside what used to be a toll gate, the Gatehouse is a pub atop Highgate Hill boasting good food and an excellent range of real ales from mic...
Marilyn and Sinatra Jermyn Street
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Marilyn and Sinatra

Your reviewer is old enough to remember when Frank Sinatra was having Top Ten hits and Marilyn Monroe was making Hollywood movies. He was too young at...
Blanc de Blanc at London Hippodrome
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Blanc de Blanc

The Hippodrome opened as a theatre next to London’s Leicester Square in 1900, and is now a vast three-floor casino, which also houses a cabaret theatr...
Impossible at Noel Coward Theatre
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The Nöel Coward is a lovely old theatre in the heart of London’s West End.  Built in 1903, older theatre-goers may remember it as The New Theatre (wel...
Hotel Black Cat, London Wonderground
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Hotel Black Cat

Is it a bird, is it a bee, is it a twister?, asked Chubby Checker.  Similar uncertainty arises as to what to call Hotel Black Cat.  It is certainly ca...
Cirque Alfonse in BARBU at the London Wonderground
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Cirque Alfonse: Barbu

This has been the most jam-packed hour and a quarter in your reviewer’s career.  As he walked across the footbridge over the Thames to the Southbank C...
The Silver Gym Queens Theatre Hornchurch
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The Silver Gym

Your reviewer had never ventured so far into darkest Essex.  On and on trundled the District Line train, taking him farther and farther eastward, away...
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Proper Job

Gobsmacked!  That was my initial reaction when Spencer Jones walked among us, his nether regions sheathed in white tights, beneath which white underpa...