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‘A sweet success’: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory The Musical – Leeds ★★★★★

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Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical comes to Leeds Playhouse for the festive season. The musical invites one into a world of imagination of Charlie’s plight and Willy Wonka’s confectionery wonders at his chocolate factory. The musical is based on David Greig’s book with Marc Shaiman’s musical composition and his and Scott Wittman’s lyrics.

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ALL OUR CHILDREN – Jermyn Street Theatre

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Interesting that two new plays in recent weeks have referred back to Nazi Germany and indirectly to the Holocaust. Whereas Cordelia O’Neill’s fine No Place for a Woman (Theatre503) looks at relativism and the chance accidents of life that can turn one middle class woman into being on the `winning’ side, and the other, by virtue of her Jewish birth, on another, Unwin looks directly at the Nazis’ policy of eugenics.

Love’s Labours Lost / Much Ado About Nothing – Chichester & West End

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A couple of years ago the Royal Shakespeare Company paired Love’s Labours Lost with Much Ado About Nothing (renamed Love’s Labours Won) in a gorgeous setting amidst the Great War to much acclaim. This year they’ve revived the productions, with many of the original cast and have brought it to Chichester Festival Theatre ahead of the West End.

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Review: Barking in Essex (Wyndham’s Theatre)

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With the West End full as it is of excellent ‘stuff’ – Chimerica, Curious Incident, One Man Two Guvnors – you have to question why a sane theatregoer would squander the same amount of cash on Barking In Essex, a heavily television-referenced comedy by the late Clive Exton, writer of Poirot, Jeeves and Wooster and that exemplar […]

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