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‘Memorable production’: WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND – Watermill Theatre, Newbury ★★★★

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

The Watermill’s bespoke setting and compact stage wouldn’t be my first choice of venue for a revival production of the musical Whistle Down the Wind based on the book by Mary Hayley Bell, adapted to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Jim Steinman. However, the results are extremely impressive.

TEDDY – Southwark Playhouse

In London theatre, Musicals, Plays, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

Teddy is a new piece of theatre from Tristan Bernays and Dougal Irvine that sets out to depict the Teddy Boy era of 1950’s London. It’s all about rock and roll and austerity in post-war Britain, but much like the Teddy Boys it tells of, the play’s slickly packaged, but scratch its surface, and there’s a show unsure of itself and seemingly still seeking its own identity.