The Wild Party (The Other Palace)

Inaugurating The Other Palace (formerly St James Theatre) is a brand new production of Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party. Famously when this show made its debut on Broadway it was going head-to-head with an entirely different version by Andrew Lippa (off Broadway) – both based on the original Joseph Moncure March narrative poem. Showgirl Queenie and her lover, […]

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The Last Five Years

Jason Robert Brown’s cult hit musical The Last Five Years has made its return to London, opening this week at the St James Theatre in Victoria. It tells the story of Jamie & Cathy’s relationship, two twentysomething New Yorkers who are trying to fit their careers & aspirations around their life together, coming up against […]

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Waiting For Waiting For Godot

Brought to the UK by Libby Brodie Productions (with directorial work from Mischief Theatre collaborators Mark Bell & Nancy Zamit), St James Studio is currently playing host to original play, Waiting For Waiting For Godot. It follows two understudies, Ester & Val, who are waiting in the wings to get their chance to go on […]

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Exposure the Musical

The latest new musical gracing the stage at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Off West End hub of St James, is Exposure the Musical. From the mind of Mike Dyer, it revolves around young photographer Jimmy Tucker as he follows in his father’s footsteps and gets drawn into the shady world of London. Exposure has been in […]

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Time to rock the boat

Having recently fallen in love with the current production of Guys and Dolls, I got to thinking about the state of musical theatre. There has been an ever-growing trend in converting films into stage shows (musicals, more often than not), as well as the ever-popular jukebox musical format. Whilst these are unquestionably new to the […]

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Miss Atomic Bomb

Sheep farmers, the army, a failing hotel & the nuclear science effort collide in the effortlessly fun (and brand new) musical Miss Atomic Bomb. Making its world première at the St James Theatre in Victoria, the show was co-written by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick & Alex Jackson-Long and takes its inspiration from the atom bomb […]

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I am in paradise…

I’ve never really needed much of an excuse to gush over my Sunnies… So this time I suppose it’s a combination of reaching 30 visits to see the current cast, and it being near Valentine’s Day. My own love letter to the show! It did take me a while to ‘get over’ the original cast […]

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Coming up in 2016…

As I’ve managed to accidentally fall in love with the second Sunny cast (oops), I’ll now be going to that more often than I’d initially anticipated… But that doesn’t mean I’ll be letting everything else fall by the wayside! There are a few things that I want to see more than once, but hopefully there’s […]

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A world of pure imagination

Somehow it’s over a year since my last (& only) trip to St James Theatre in Victoria; then for Uncle Vanya, now for Pure Imagination. In case you’re unaware, Pure Imagination is a celebration of the prolific Leslie Bricusse’s career – one that includes award nominations & wins (Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, Ivor Novellos), collaborations with […]

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