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Best of the Blogs: Upstart Crow, The Prince Of Egypt, Macbeth & more

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Lisa Martland

In our continuing series, editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 1 March 2020), ranging from Love London Love Culture’s thoughts on David Mitchell’s West End debut in the stage adaptation of TV favourite Upstart Crow at the Gielgud Theatre.

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Best of the Blogs: The Sugar Syndrome, Persona, Sold & Blithe Spirit

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Reviews, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Lisa Martland

In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 2 February 2020), ranging from Ian Foster’s praise of the Orange Tree Theatre’s fine revival of Lucy Prebble’s first play The Sugar Syndrome.

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Review: The Magic Flute (Riverside Studios)

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Anyone who remembers the movie Amadeus will be familiar with Mozart’s debts, ill health, rivalry with Salieri and issues with the Masonic brotherhood which appeared to run Vienna like a Sachertorte-munching mafia and whilst it’s interesting that Kit Hesketh-Harvey’s new production enrobes Magic Flute with these trappings, he doesn’t really take them anywhere and the […]

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Review: The Magic Flute (Riverside Studios)

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Anyone who remembers the movie Amadeus will be familiar with Mozart’s debts, ill health, rivalry with Salieri and issues with the Masonic brotherhood which appeared to run Vienna like a Sachertorte-munching mafia and whilst it’s interesting that Kit Hesketh-Harvey’s new production enrobes Magic Flute with these trappings, he doesn’t really take them anywhere and the […]

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Review: I Love You, You’re Perfect – Now Change (Riverside Studios)

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The trouble with being one of “Off-Broadway’s longest-running shows” is that they tend to play tiny theatres to undemanding out-of-town audiences who sustain them long beyond their useful life: witnessThe Fantasticks, the grand-daddy of the species, whose 2010 airing at the Duchess Theatre was so roundly condemned by London critics, it didn’t run 42 days […]

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Review: I Love You, You’re Perfect – Now Change (Riverside Studios)

In Musicals, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

The trouble with being one of “Off-Broadway’s longest-running shows” is that they tend to play tiny theatres to undemanding out-of-town audiences who sustain them long beyond their useful life: witnessThe Fantasticks, the grand-daddy of the species, whose 2010 airing at the Duchess Theatre was so roundly condemned by London critics, it didn’t run 42 days […]

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Review: The Art of Concealment (Riverside Studios, London)

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I was looking forward to ‘The Art of Concealment’, Giles Cole’s biographical piece about the life and work of Terence Rattigan, having heard good things from its outings both at the Brighton Festival and Jermyn Street theatre. Perhaps I over-anticipated because Knight Mantell’s production at Riverside Studios feels painfully linear in its storytelling, and placing […]

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