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Girl power? What do Death Takes a Holiday & Promises, Promises have in common?

In Concerts, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

A few thoughts on musical productions I’ve seen recently, with my on-the-night tweet thoughts further below. Promises, Promises Less than a week left to see this rarely seen Broadway musical – the first London production, in fact, since its 1969 West End premiere. I have fond memories of the Oscar-winning 1960 film The Apartment, which […]

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NEWS: Titanic adds week & ‘stagey’ midweek matinee to Charing Cross run

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Titanic’s record-breaking season at London’s Charing Cross Theatre has been extended by a week and will now finish on Saturday 13 August 2016. The regular midweek matinee on Wednesday 10 August will move to become a “Stagey Matinee” on Tuesday 9 August to give other West End performers chance to see it.

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TITANIC – Charing Cross Theatre

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

Full disclosure: I really care about the Titanic story, love maritime history, have met one of the last living survivors of the 1912 disaster, and visited exhibitions about it here and in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The rediscovery of bandmaster Hartley’s violin stirred my depths. I was enraged by the dreadful eezi-pleazey James Cameron film, with its catchpenny inverted snobberies and schlocky Winslet-diCaprio rom-com; not to mention the shameful slur on First Officer Murdoch.