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Charlie Stemp & Company | Half a Sixpence | Noel Coward Theatre | Credit Manuel Harlan

Review: HALF A SIXPENCE ★★★★★

FLASH BAND WALLOP… WHAT A PRODUCTION!     HALF A SIXPENCE has become the latest ‘classic’ musical theatre show to enjoy a revival this year (all be it a new version of the David Heneker and Beverely Cross original written by Downtown Abbey supremo Julian Fellowes), all of which have provided a welcome break from the […]

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Simon Harrison (Jack), Daniel Weyman (Miles), Beth Cordingly (Terra) and Ellie Piercy (Maya) | Sideways | St. James Theatre | Credit Tristram Kenton

Review: SIDEWAYS ★★★★

I’LL HAVE ANOTHER GLASS, FOR SURE Whether you are a wine connoisseur or if you just enjoy a glass or two a week with your dinner, SIDEWAYS will make you feel giddy with pleasure after the fresh, energetic cast take to the stage to tell the story of two best friends, Miles and Jack’s, journey […]

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Chris Lemmon | Twist of Lemmon | St. James Studio | Credit Kim Sheard

Review: TWIST OF LEMMON ★★★

HEARTFELT AND ENDEARING   “What is it like to be Jack Lemmon’s son?” That’s the question Chris Lemmon says he’s asked above all else. Simple, yet highly intriguing. You’d imagine Chris has received that particular question hundreds maybe even thousands of times. Tonight he attempts to answer that question inside the St Jame Theatre. Framed […]

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Luke Norris (Bruce), David Haig (Robert) & Daniel Kaluuya (Christopher) | Blue/Orange | Young Vic | Credit Johan Perrson

Review: BLUE/ORANGE ★★★★

FEARLESS THEATRE The words “You tell me who I am. Who I’m not. I don’t know who I am anymore” reverberate around the Young Vic. We’re in the frantic third and final act of BLUE/ORANGE. Looking upon the consultation room that is our stage, we are the ones in the position of power. The largely […]

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Tamla Kari and Michael Socha | This Is Living | Trafalgar Studios | Credit Alex Harvey-Brown

Review: THIS IS LIVING ★★★★

EARNEST AND EFFECTIVE And, blackout. As quick as the lights go down inside the intimate Studio 2 of Trafalgar Studios, THIS IS LIVING has already set its tone. Silence stands comfortably in the space, not needing to fill empty gaps in order to be entertaining. Silence is a welcome visitor throughout and occasionally creates the […]

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Review: FOOTLOOSE ★★★★

One Word: FANTASTIC FOOTLOOSE tells the story of a teenage boy Ren McCormack (Luke Baker) from Chicago who is forced to move away from the city to the small town of Bomont, West Virginia due to his parents’ break-up and his father walking out. Going from the popular kid in school he becomes the ‘dangerous outsider’ […]