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AS IS – West End

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Sometimes as a reviewer, you sit in a theatre space and you just feel this is going to be an incredibly important piece of theatre. As Is is one of those such occurrences. Written by William M. Hoffman and directed by Andrew Keates, this is billed as “the first AIDS play”.

My theatre diary: Musicals Women on the Verge, Bat Boy and Grand Tour

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Photos, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I caught you up on my new year playgoing earlier this week, now let me turn to some tuners on offer. Though vastly different in scale and subject matter, these three musicals do have two key things in common: they are all Broadway-born and must-sees for musical buffs. As usual, I’ve listed productions in closing/booking […]

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Review: The Grand Tour (Finborough Theatre)

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When the cast of Spamalot sings lustily “You just won’t succeed on Broadway, If you don’t have any Jews!“ it makes you wonder why Jerry Herman’s 1979 The Grand Tour was such a massive flop since its constantly-on-stage hero is a decidedly bearded bacon-dodger. S L Jacobowsky has been serially fleeing the Nazi advance across Europe. […]

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Review: The Grand Tour (Finborough Theatre)

In Musicals, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

When the cast of Spamalot sings lustily “You just won’t succeed on Broadway, If you don’t have any Jews!“ it makes you wonder why Jerry Herman’s 1979 The Grand Tour was such a massive flop since its constantly-on-stage hero is a decidedly bearded bacon-dodger. S L Jacobowsky has been serially fleeing the Nazi advance across Europe. […]

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Review: Hindle Wakes (Finborough Theatre)

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Eeh by gum, ‘appen I’ll go to the foot of our stairs, this is a right bobby dazzler of a play. OK, enough of the cod Northern jargon — although only those of us actually born in Manchester are allowed to ridicule it — but suspend your Corrie-fuelled preconceptions about ‘Northern writing’ and you’ll be properly […]

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