REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Stripper at the St James Studio

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From Richard O’Brien and the creative team behind cult hit The Rocky Horror Show comes this new whodunnit musical mystery, which continues at the St James’ Theatre’s studio until 13 August 2016. What have critics been saying about it? 

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The Guardian: ★ Lyn Gardner was extremely disappointed in the show saying: “Not funny and not fun.”

London Theatre.co.uk: ★★ Dom O’Hanlon commented that: “it’s clear more thought has gone into the overall style of the production than the substance, and despite one incredibly authentic delivery of the title’s promise, the ‘immersive’ aspect didn’t work, making for a fun yet slightly disappointing evening.”

Broadway World: ★★★★ “It’s smutty and sexy and there’s plenty of smoking on stage – you could say it’s the Full Monty (groan).”

Musical Theatre Review: ★★★★ “The Stripper is tremendous fun.”

Evening Standard: ★★ Fiona Mountford said: “this musical by Rocky Horror show collaborators Richard Hartley and Richard O’Brien, based on the pulp fiction story by Carter Brown, is liberally and wearyingly misogynistic.”

The Upcoming: ★★★★★ “The Stripper’s plot is not entirely predictable from the start and keeps viewers on their toes.”

The Times:  Ann Treneman wrote: “something has gone just a bit wonky here. It’s more film phwoar and frankly it’s so uneven that if it were a pavement, I’d sue.”

 

 

 

 

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.
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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.

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