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My musicals diary: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Go-Between, The Fix

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July was a big month for Q&As for me so I’ve been a little pre-occupied by follow-up blogs on those. But in addition to musicals I’ve hosted events at – I’m Getting My Act Together and Through the Mill, both of which have now completed their strictly limited runs at, respectively, Jermyn Street Theatre and Southwark Playhouse – here are three more musicals I’ve seen recently and can recommend.

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THE GO-BETWEEN – West End

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It has taken six years – and Michael Crawford – to bring Richard Taylor and David Wood’s poetic musicalisation of L P Hartley’s The Go-Between to the West End stage; and before the tired old debate begins as to what it is (opera? musical? play with music?), before anyone goes in search of a comforting label, let it be said that what really counts for something here is the storytelling.

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NEWS: Issy Van Randwyck stars opposite Michael Crawford in The Go-Between

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The full cast has been announced for the forthcoming new production of THE GO-BETWEEN. Joining the previously announced Michael Crawford – with the multi Olivier and Tony-award winning star returning to London’s West End to play Leo Colston – will be Issy Van Randwyck. Renowned for her starring role in the celebrated cabaret group Fascinating Aida, Issy will play the role of Mrs Maudsley. The production will begin performances at the Apollo Theatre on Friday 27 May 2016 (Press Night: Tuesday 7 June at 7:00pm).

Review: Noël Coward’s Christmas Spirits (St James’s Theatre)

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Richly fruited old theatricals don’t come much more Londony or patriotic than Teddington-born, Pimlico-raised Noël Coward: he even wrote our Blitz-surviving anthem ‘London Pride’.  Well, apart from him being a tax exile in Switzerland and Jamaica of course, he was London through and through. Beyond a first name stemming from his December birthday, there is […]

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Review: Noël Coward’s Christmas Spirits (St James’s Theatre)

In Musicals, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

Richly fruited old theatricals don’t come much more Londony or patriotic than Teddington-born, Pimlico-raised Noël Coward: he even wrote our Blitz-surviving anthem ‘London Pride’.  Well, apart from him being a tax exile in Switzerland and Jamaica of course, he was London through and through. Beyond a first name stemming from his December birthday, there is […]

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