Beats on Pointe

Ballet and street dance – not the most obvious of bedfellows, I’m sure you’ll agree. But after watching Beats on Pointe you may want to reassess that opinion, as the two genres stand beside each other and are effortlessly blended together in a breathless display of dance. Australian dance company Masters of Choreography returns to the Peacock […]

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Matilda the Musical

Later this year, Matilda the Musical will celebrate its 8th anniversary in the West End; the show officially opened at the Cambridge Theatre in November 2011, after transferring from the RSC’s Courtyard Theatre after its world première in 2010, and later picked up seven Olivier Awards – this is still the largest haul by a musical (tying […]

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INK Festival: Feast from the East

Guest reviewer: Ellen Casey Feast from the East is a series of eight short plays from INK Festival, showcasing the playwriting talent from East Anglia; they’re on the road and in London. There are a couple of heavy hitters in there too; Richard Curtis (Love Actually, most good Hugh Grant films) has penned a play […]

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West End run announced for Fleabag

“Looooonddddooooonn!!   “ That’s the response from one Phoebe Waller-Bridge when FLEABAG‘s return to London was announced earlier today; succinct, yet excitable. The award-winning production will have its final ever run (of just 30 performances) at Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End, with Waller-Bridge herself reprising the role. It recently enjoyed a sold-out Off Broadway run at […]

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Betrayal

“Well, it’s nice, sometimes, to think back. Isn’t it?” And so that’s what Harold Pinter does with Betrayal; we begin in the present, where Emma reveals to Jerry that her marriage to Robert is over and that he knows about their affair, before steadily heading back by a few years at a time for each […]

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Olivier Awards 2019

It’s been over a week now, so the dust should have settled a bit on the Olivier Award results. Hopefully you’ve read over my reactions to the musicals winners as part of last week’s #MindTheMusicals, but there’s a lot more to the ceremony than musicals – yes, there are the dance and opera awards that most […]

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Day 7: Where Is Peter Rabbit?

Peter Rabbit is a mischievous little creature; whether he’s disobeying his mother, getting into trouble with Mr McGregor, or losing another jacket, there’s never a dull moment with him around. So no wonder Beatrix Potter is concerned when she can’t find him! With the help of the simple but kindly Jemima Puddle-Duck, she sets out on a […]

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Day 6: Cheap trick

Costs of theatre tickets are going up – London isn’t quite at New York levels of crazy just yet, but there are so many seats that the average person simply can’t afford now. When a big percentage of the house is going for over £100 (even as much as £250 for some ‘premium’ options) then […]

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Day 4: Favourite musicals

No musicals week would be complete without a list, right? So that’s what today is all about – trying to figure out what my favourite musicals are. As I’ve seen hundreds of the things now (and that’s no exaggeration), it’s a slightly more difficult prospect than you might think; there’s an increasing range of genres […]

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