Dirty Dancing

“Are you having the time of your life?” Can someone remind me the name of the song that’s most associated with Dirty Dancing, as I just can’t recall it… (Says the person who tweeted the same joke before the show started, groaning all the while.) As you may have guessed, the stage version of the […]

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White Christmas

“There’s no Christmas in the army!” But the festive season has well and truly arrived at the Dominion Theatre, where Leicester Curve’s production of White Christmas has transferred for a limited engagement this Christmas and New Year. Danny Mac & Dan Burton transfer with the show, reprising their roles as Bob Wallace & Phil Davis, […]

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#MindTheBand (Queen): Diary

As this is slightly different to my previous challenge weeks, I thought that regular diary updates would be the best plan – so you can see how I’m keeping it Queen on a daily basis! Throughout the week I’ll be visiting as many key London locations from the band’s history, plus I’ll be sure to […]

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End of 2018 report

Gone are the days of one show or one venue to rule them all! Obviously I will still happily make repeat visits to shows – or follow them around on tour – if I really enjoy them, but variety has very much been the spice of life in 2018. That covers venue as much as […]

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Bat Out Of Hell: 2018 preview

Meat Loaf musical Bat Out Of Hell returns to London for a new West End run in a couple of weeks’ time, making a new home in the Dominion Theatre. Since premi√®ring at the Manchester Opera House just over a year ago, the show has enjoyed stints at London’s Coliseum (where it extended its summer […]

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Favourite shows of 2017

Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year, it’s almost a question of picking some of the shows out of a hat to be able to split […]

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An American In Paris – UK launch

On Monday, at Picturehouse Central, the West End transfer of An American in Paris held its press launch. Hosting the afternoon was star ballerina (& now Strictly judge) Darcey Bussell, accompanied her friend & former choreographer Christopher Wheeldon – and the director of the show. Initially a film (1951), An American in Paris tells the […]

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