It’s all in a name this week as our editor Lisa Martland picks out her Top Picks from the last week’s theatre in the West End, London Fringe or beyond.
For starters Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice dominate the proceedings: We find out whether Emma Clarendon thinks the new, high-profile revival of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium will answer audience’s prayers, or if the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar has made a smooth transition to the Barbican Theatre (Olivia Mitchell).
Elsewhere, Peter Gynt hangs out at the National Theatre (Rachel Williams), a new piece at the Royal Court ponders Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner (Aleks Sierz) and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin makes us all wish we had a holiday booked in some far off sunny paradise by the sea (Johnny Fox).
And before we get too ahead of ourselves, there are at least two productions which don’t have names in the title, both topical and relevant, though Liz Dyer sees the contemporary one (Lunatic 19’s at the Finborough Theatre), while Anne Cox travels to Stratford-upon-Avon to catch the one by some fellow known as Shakespeare (the RSC’s Measure For Measure).
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