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Theatre, Musicals & Concerts – Views & Reviews

Stewart Lee – Leicester Square Theatre, 3 December 2013

I’ve been a fan of Stewart Lee since his first mainstream success collaborating with Richard Herring in 90′s BBC shows Fist Of Fun and This Morning With Richard Not Judy, … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Celebration – ExCel Centre, 23 November 2013

When booking opened for this Doctor Who convention back in July we were amongst the thousands worldwide desperately trying to get hold of tickets. After several hours of page refreshing, … Continue reading

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They Might Be Giants – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 19 November 2013

Quite possibly the hardest working band in the business, They Might Be Giants hit London to promote Nanobots, their 16th album in the 27 years they’ve been together – impressive, … Continue reading

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Hannah Waddingham & Her Band – St James Theatre, 20 October 2013

On the stairwell of St James Studio after last month’s Sondheim: Women concert we were lucky enough to bump into Hannah Waddingham again, one of our favourite performers. She asked … Continue reading

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Sondheim: Women – St James Studio, 28 September 2013

The St James Theatre is now one year old, built on the site of the old Westminster Theatre which was destroyed by fire in 2002. Underneath the main theatre is … Continue reading

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Putting It Together – G Live, 27 September 2013

When the Stephen Sondheim revue Putting It Together was first produced at Oxford’s Old Fire Station theatre in 1992, the selection of songs featured several lesser-known works either cut from … Continue reading

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Top Hat – Aldwych Theatre, 12 September 2013

The most charming show currently on the West End closes on 26 October, so I thought I’d tap along for a second visit to say cheerio. Alex Gaumond has moved … Continue reading

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Liza, Liza, Liza – Tabard Theatre, 10 September 2013

As a huge fan of Ms Minnelli, I booked tickets for this new play by Richard Harris (who worked closely with Liza in 1991 during filming of his play Stepping … Continue reading

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Titanic – Southwark Playhouse, 22 August 2013

It seems absurd to think of a staging of the Broadway musical Titanic without the titular ship, but this chamber production did just that and enriched the piece in the … Continue reading

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The B-52s – IndigO2, 16 August 2013

“We’re The B-52s” declared Fred Schneider, as if the sell-out crowd at IndigO2 didn’t know, but “a dance band from Athens, Georgia” seemed a simplification of this group’s long and … Continue reading

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Ruthie Henshall – Cadogan Hall, 8 August 2013

Chelsea’s charming Cadogan Hall was the setting for what was billed as An Intimate Evening with Ruthie Henshall, and despite a large crowd the intimacy was maintained with a set … Continue reading

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[title of show] – Landor Theatre, 7 August 2013

The tiny studio space above the Landor pub in Clapham is the perfect setting for this “original broadway musical about two guys writing a musical” – the auditorium has just … Continue reading

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A Chorus Line – London Palladium, 7 August 2013

In the entry for my first visit to A Chorus Line on press night back in February, I wrote about how strange it was that the show’s astounding success on … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor – Elstree Studios, 4 August 2013

In this 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who there have been several events and programmes celebrating the history of the show. At the time we applied to be in the … Continue reading

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Circle Mirror Transformation – Rose Lipman Building, 30 July 2013

The Royal Court’s Theatre Local initiative involves staging productions away from their Sloane Square home to place them “at the heart of London life”. This European premiere of Annie Baker’s … Continue reading

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The Book of Mormon – Prince of Wales Theatre, 11 July 2013

One of the most eagerly anticipated shows of the year, The Book of Mormon opened on the West End in February just two years after its Broadway debut, starring Gavin … Continue reading

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The Ladykillers – Vaudeville Theatre, 3 July 2013

The Ladykillers return to the West End following their initial escapades at the Liverpool Playhouse, a four month residence at the Gielgud Theatre and a two month tour. The touring … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Guildford Castle, 29 June 2013

The Guildford Shakespeare Company present their first non-Shakespeare production since they were founded in 2006 by Matt Pinches and Sarah Gobran in this open air production of Oscar Wilde’s beloved … Continue reading

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Private Lives – Gielgud Theatre, 26 June 2013

Most theatregoers have their etiquette bugbears – loud sweet wrappers, seat kickers and so on – and try their hardest to zone out the offending incidents to enjoy the play. … Continue reading

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Patti LuPone – Leicester Square Theatre, 22 June 2013

Broadway legend Patti LuPone has been delighting audiences at the Leicester Square theatre all week, trusting her pianist Seth Rudetsky to shape the content into a unique evening that showcases … Continue reading

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Four Farces – Wilton’s Music Hall, 19 June 2013

Where better to see a quartet of Victorian farces than at Wilton’s, the world’s oldest surviving Grand Music Hall hidden away in the side streets of East London? The building … Continue reading

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Pet Shop Boys – O2 Arena, 18 June 2013

Despite 32 years in the business and a combined age of 111, Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe show no signs of slowing down – quite the opposite … Continue reading

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Merrily We Roll Along – Harold Pinter Theatre, 17 June 2013

A friend mentioned that he was interested in seeing Merrily and I pretty much booked tickets before he had a chance to finish his sentence. This show is so good … Continue reading

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Billy – Union Theatre, 13 June 2013

Based on the novel Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse, and the subsequent play co-written with Willis Hall, this musical version was conceived by John Barry and marked his first successful … Continue reading

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