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‘A show to lift your spirits’: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – Touring

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Louise PennLeave a Comment

Based on the iconic 1952 musical film featuring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor, Singin’ in the Rain has both a great pedigree and a lot to live up to. Now touring after successful runs in Chichester and at Sadler’s Wells, this joyous show taking affectionate aim at the moment the movies learned to talk is both a homage to its source and an entertaining show in its own right.

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‘The ensemble precision & attention to detail are superb’: CHICAGO – Touring ★★★★

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New Wimbledon Theatre presented the latest touring production of the “sleek and sassy” successful West End musical Chicago. Set in the heart of 1920s America, the inner moral compass has virtually vanished, underground clubs are a common part of the social landscape and literally anything goes.

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‘It’s refreshing’: WAITRESS – New Wimbledon Theatre & Touring ★★★★

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Reviews, Touring by Elaine ChapmanLeave a Comment

New Wimbledon Theatre has opened its doors with the West End smash hit production Waitress starring Lucie Jones as Jenna and ex Busted star Matt Willis in the role of Dr Pomatter. The book by Jessie Nelson tells the story about Jenna’s escape from an unhappy violent controlling relationship into the happier life that she works extremely hard to achieve. Alongside her are the two fellow waitresses Becky (Sandra Marvin), Dawn (Evelyn Hoskins) and the long-suffering diner manager Cal (Christopher D Hunt).

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‘Plenty of funny & engaging moments’: INVISIBLE ME – New Wimbledon Theatre Studio

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Bren Gosling’s new play Invisible Me focuses on the life of three people who have recently turned 60. It is refreshing to see a show that talks about sex, life and relationships for the over 60s, given our culture’s obsession with youth. There is a strong theme of reinvention that I enjoyed, as it is good to be reminded that we can adapt and shake things up at any age.