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‘A lovely production chock-a-block with humour’: MY FAIR LADY – London Coliseum ★★★★

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The London Coliseum was packed to the rafters and buzzing to see the long-awaited West End transfer of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Bartlett Sher’s joyous production had a highly acclaimed run on Broadway and has now opened here, with the glorious Amara Okereke in the leading role. A role that seems made for her.

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‘It lacks the sparkle you expect’: WE WILL ROCK YOU – Touring ★★★

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Back for its 2022 tour, We Will Rock You is set in a dystopian future where “real” music has been outlawed and replaced with manufactured pop. Society is lived online and it’s up to a group of Bohemians to travel across the Seven Seas of Rye, declare themselves the champions and bring back rock and roll and freedom for all.

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‘A fast-footed feast that’s full of charm & keeps its wow factor’: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – Touring ★★★★

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It’s been 10 years since Jonathan Church’s stage version of Singin’ in the Rain was brought to life at the Chichester Festival theatre, showering the front rows during the title number and delighting audiences with its sheer spectacle.