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NEWS: Sally Dexter & Clive Carter join all-star New Songs 4 New Shows concert, 28 Nov

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Final casting has now been announced for NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS, which runs for one night only at the West End’s Lyric Theatre on Monday 28 November. Olivier Award winner Sally Dexter and Clive Carter, both Wicked West End alumni, and rising star Katie Bernstein join the line-up.

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NEWS: Mel Giedroyc & Caroline Quentin join all-star New Songs 4 New Shows concert

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NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS will give the West End a unique experience of seeing star performances of songs from four new musicals in a one-off Gala Concert at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on Monday 28 November 2016. Stars participating include The Great British Bake-Off’s Mel Giedroyc, Douglas Hodge (performing from a musical he has also written), Haydn Gwynne and Caroline Quentin (playing Joan Littlewood).

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HEY OLD FRIENDS – West End

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A concert of this sort – large numbers of quite well known people along with full backstage back-up giving their services for charity (Esther Rantzen’s Silver Line) on a Sunday evening usually succeeds on adrenaline and goodwill and this one was no exception. With people such as Nicholas Parsons, Sally Ann Triplett and Michael Xavier on stage, you can’t really go too far wrong.

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Counting Sheep and Maggies: 18+ Thatchers onstage in the past decade

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

When Margaret Thatcher died on 8 April 2013, she remained alive and well in two West End characterisations, neither particularly flattering. In Billy Elliot The Musical, during the “Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher” set-piece, her giant Spitting Image-style head loomed large above a group of festive miners, one kitted out in a trademark Iron Lady blue […]

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Review: Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre)

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Oh dear, I really wanted to like this, and hoped that the genius of Pedro Almodovar would resist the well-known truism that farce and musical comedy don’t combine – look at Lend Me a Tenor if you don’t believe me. Tamsin Greig has such a fabulous film and TV profile that getting her committed to […]

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

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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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Press pass: Everything you need to know about Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the first major opening of 2015, and one of the year’s biggest musicals, had its West End premiere last night (Monday 12 January 2015, previews from 16 December 2014) at London’s Playhouse Theatre. Based on renowned Spanish director Pedro Almodovar‘s breakthrough 1988 film of the same name, […]