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‘This proves that staying in really does have its compensation’: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS – National Theatre (Online review)

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These shows, originally filmed as part of the flagship’s NT Live project, are now available on its YouTube channel. The first is Richard Bean’s gloriously silly farce, One Man, Two, Guvnors, starring the irrepressible and Tony-award winning James Corden.

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‘Hits a perfect balance’: MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO – Vault Festival

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The night before Parliament votes on Section 28, an amendment to the Local Government Act which prevents schools or similar local authorities from promoting homosexuality, Margaret Thatcher finds herself in a Soho nightclub. This is the fabulous premise to the now iconic drag cabaret: Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho.

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THE FERRYMAN – Royal Court Theatre

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Ex-IRA member Quinn Carney and his family have gathered to bring in the harvest. The celebration stretches back centuries and brings the extended family together, so Quinn’s house is crowded. Along with his wife Mary and their 7 children, his brother Seamus’ wife Caitlin and her son Oisin have lived with them for the past 10 years since Seamus disappeared.

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

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Photos, Plays, 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: Dead Sheep (Park Theatre)

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On the night of the televised 7-way leadership debate, Dead Sheep at the Park Theatre makes you realise how Margaret Thatcher would have wiped the floor with all of them. In much of the political drama across London in the run up to the election, Thatcher is envisioned as a monster, but this play ranks her alongside Churchill as the most significant […]

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Review: Billy Elliott (Victoria Palace)

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Howway, our Billy, it’s been a long time … in fact it’s so long since I first saw Billy Elliott, George Maguire one of the original Billys has grown up and I’ve been able to review his adult work. So it was a treat to go back and see how it is, ten years on. It is […]

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Thatcher’s Child

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It’s the day of Margaret Thatcher’s funeral and in the past week since she died the press has been almost equally full of eulogy and inchoate rage, more or less divided between those who lived through her era, and those whose were too young to remember the 70s and whose caricatured impressions of her have […]

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Thatcher’s Child

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It’s the day of Margaret Thatcher’s funeral and in the past week since she died the press has been almost equally full of eulogy and inchoate rage, more or less divided between those who lived through her era, and those whose were too young to remember the 70s and whose caricatured impressions of her have […]

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