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A PACIFIST’S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER – National Theatre

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews, Touring by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

A musical about cancer? As unlikely as it might seem, A Pacifist’s Guide To The War On Cancer isn’t even the first one that I’ve seen. That dubious honour goes to Happy Ending, one of the most misjudged shows I saw last year, but fortunately this Complicite and National Theatre co-production in association with HOME Manchester rejoices in a much stronger pedigree.

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FEATURED SHOW: Casa Valentina, Reviews are in + £15 tickets before 10 Oct

In Awards, Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Have you seen the raft of rave reviews for our Featured Show? The European premiere of Harvey Fierstein‘s Casa Valentina, which is now running at London’s Southwark Playhouse, has wowed critics and has also been nominated for four OffWestEnd.com Awards, including Best Play.  Scroll down for links and excerpts from some of our favourite reviews, plus some top-value Valentina videos… DON’T MISS THIS SHOW! Casa …

OF THEE I SING – Royal Festival Hall

In London theatre, Musicals, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

All credit to Elliot Davis, Senbla and the genius of casting director Anne Vosser too, for assembling such a platinum plated cast to perform the little known Of Thee I Sing. But whilst this one-night-only’s company was majestic, the show itself plumbs the crassest depths of jingoistic prejudice, sexism and febrile farce. Quite how it won the 1932 Pulitzer Prize (the first musical ever to do so) beggars belief.