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Musicals vlog: Terri rounds up two Christmas shows plus The Woman in White, Barnum & more

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Quotes, Reviews, Ticket recommendations, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

The emphasis is on Off-West End musicals I’ve seen recently, all of which have things to recommend them – Miracle on 34th Street and The Little Match Girl to get you into the Christmas spirit, The Woman in White to re-evaluate this overlooked Andrew Lloyd Webber and Barnum to see the Menier transformed and mourn the loss of the American circus institution.

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BARNUM – Edinburgh Fringe

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Featuring a huge variety of talents and radiating the joy of putting on a show, Forth Children’s Theatre’s Barnum at Inverleith Church Hall may not quite be the Greatest Show on Earth but is surely worth a dime of anyone’s money. Or a great deal more than a dime, if it comes to that.

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BARNUM – Touring

In Circus, Musicals, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Birmingham Hippodrome; 8th July 2015 ‘That kind of humbug just… disappeared’, reflects Brian Conley‘s PT Barnum, after the whistlestop tour of spectacle that conveys the achievements of the Greatest Impressario On Earth in this revised tour of the 1980 musical, playing at Birmingham Hippodrome until the beginning of August. I’m not so sure… Haven’t we just been […]

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Review: Barnum (Wimbledon Theatre)

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It seems ironic that on the night when the print critics headed off to Chichester, from whence this show came, to throw themselves at the feet of Imelda Staunton in Gypsy, we should be attending the London opening of  the re-worked Cameron Mackintosh production of Barnum. It is, quite simply, not the same show.  Chichester staged […]

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