What Girls Are Made Of

“They are made of sugar and spice, And other things, not ALL nice” Last year, Cora Bissett started going through her collection of old diaries, and the end result was What Girls Are Made Of: a gig theatre piece charting her teenage years spent as an indie rock star, and the knock-on effects that experience has […]

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On Your Feet!

Following its American debut in Chicago – and a subsequent Broadway run – back in 2015, the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical On Your Feet! has congaed across the Atlantic for its West End premiere. The show is playing a limited engagement at the Coliseum before heading out on a nationwide tour. We first meet […]

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Dark Sublime

The latest play to hit Trafalgar Studios 2 is the debut piece from Michael Dennis. Starring Marina Sirtis (of Star Trek: The Next Generation) and featuring the voice of Mark Gatiss, Dark Sublime is described as “a love-letter to British sci-fi television”, exploring the people that make it and the fandoms that spring from them. Kate […]

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2019 mid-year update

Once again things started off steadily and sensibly, but then too much interesting sounding stuff (both in & out of London) came up and ended up taking over my diary… I may have again gone down in terms of the amount of shows I’ve seen in six months (103 different shows, 126 individual visits to theatres), but I […]

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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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