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‘It’s a classic’: BRIEF ENCOUNTER – Empire Cinema Haymarket ★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

The interactive movie footage in Brief Encounter is well done, there are trains enough to satisfy the most diligent railway enthusiast, and the breaking waves motif is clever. Maybe it’s a pity they couldn’t have intercut some of the David Lean film, it’s still a classic. But, in its own way, so is this production.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Fitzrovia Radio Hour – Spiegeltent, Leicester Square ❄❄❄❄❄

In Cabaret, Children's theatre, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Debbie GilpinLeave a Comment

There are some really quite ingenious methods of creating the required sound effects – a particular favourite has to be Gretchen using rubber gloves, dipped in water, to push along an inflated balloon for the sound of Marley’s face ‘growing’ out of the door knocker.

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JEEPERS CREEPERS – Leicester Square Theatre

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My parents loved Marty Feldman. Given I’m no spring chicken that tells you how far back into the recesses of black-and-white television you’d have to delve for the career and admittedly the brilliance of the bulging-eyed clown at the centre of Jeepers Creepers, who also wrote early sitcoms like Bootsie and Snudge. I had to watch in my Ladybird pyjamas because it was on after my bedtime.