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A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS – Chichester Festival Theatre

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In recent years Chichester Festival Theatre has had a knack of creating hit after hit from fresh takes on classic musicals. I suppose it was inevitable then that they would eventually come to launching a brand new show and with A Damsel In Distress they have. Well, kind of. This is a new show made from well-loved old parts that have been lovingly tidied and stitched together. Theatrical upcycling if you will…






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Review: White Christmas (Dominion Theatre)

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When the ‘best’ part of the evening is seeing how, after twelve migraine-inducing years of We Will Rock You, the Nederlander organisation has spruced up the Dominion so this 2000-seater now feels like a Broadway theatre, you may guess the show itself isn’t that compelling. A re-staging of Plymouth’s 2008 version of White Christmas (which was […]

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Review: The Drowsy Chaperone

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I couldn’t go with my gang of friends to The Drowsy Chaperone on the Whatsonstage.com outing last week, so had to catch up yesterday. Everyone I know who saw it on Broadway raved about it, and the London crew were no less enthusiastic. Well, on Thursday either it had an off night, or I did. […]

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