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Review: The Audience (Gielgud Theatre)

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The first thing that has to be said is this is a hugely enjoyable evening out. It satisfies almost every theatrical craving: some good acting, an immaculate star performance in Dame Helen Mirren’s generous and affectionate impersonation of HMQ, lovely lighting and furniture, colourful costumes, plenty of jokes, and value for money with top tickets […]

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Review: The Audience (Gielgud Theatre)

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The first thing that has to be said is this is a hugely enjoyable evening out. It satisfies almost every theatrical craving: some good acting, an immaculate star performance in Dame Helen Mirren’s generous and affectionate impersonation of HMQ, lovely lighting and furniture, colourful costumes, plenty of jokes, and value for money with top tickets […]

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Review: Chariots Of Fire (Gielgud Theatre)

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You know when someone says “this play will run and run”?  Well, in this one the cast certainly do…it seems rather unnecessary to re-review in detail Ed Hall’s exuberant Chariots of Firewhich breasted the tape last night at the Gielgud trailing its four and five star critical track record from Hampstead. The audience, fuelled by […]

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Review: Chariots Of Fire (Gielgud Theatre)

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You know when someone says “this play will run and run”?  Well, in this one the cast certainly do…it seems rather unnecessary to re-review in detail Ed Hall’s exuberant Chariots of Firewhich breasted the tape last night at the Gielgud trailing its four and five star critical track record from Hampstead. The audience, fuelled by […]

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Review: The Ladykillers (Gielgud Theatre)

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It would be hard to find a theatrical concept more Londony than ‘The Ladykillers’, a ‘classic’ Ealing Comedy from the fifties following a gang of bungling bank robbers disguised as a string quintet to hide out in the home of sweetly dotty Mrs Wilberforce, whose windows conveniently face the train tracks at Kings Cross via […]

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Review: Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (Gielgud Theatre)

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Sacre Bleu, Zut Alors, Quelle Horreur, and as for the choreography: Fosse septique … pick your own Francophone diatribes, this is vachement awful. It’s a shame, because the hand on the Kneehigh Theatre tiller is Emma Rice who helmed their extraordinarily inventive Brief Encounter, but to continue the boating metaphors it’s no coincidence that Cherbourg […]

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