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The musical ‘An American in Paris’ comes to the West End

I was fortunate enough to go to a preview of the musical ‘An American in Paris’, based on the American film of the same name which has now officially opened at the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road. The music, … Continue reading

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New Season opens at Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park

Running Wild Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse, has another hit on his hands with Running Wild which opened this year’s season at the Open Air Theatre in London’s Regent’s Park. The cast includes 57 young performers from the local … Continue reading

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Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard closes tomorrow

Following a short but acclaimed run Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close as the dethroned queen of the stage closes tomorrow, Saturday at London’s Coliseum. Based on Billy Wilder’s film of the same name the production is orchestrated by David Cullen … Continue reading

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A Play to Make You think – The Mother extended to March 12

Gina McKee is brilliant as The Mother in Florian Zeller’s play at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Translated from the original by Christopher Hampton, the Mother follows on from the successful production of The Father, also written by Zeller. The … Continue reading

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Free Theatre Exhibition at London’s V&A

The original mask worn by Michael Crawford in the Phantom of the Opera A free exhibition Curtain Up opens tomorrow 9 February at the Victoria & Albert Museum celebrating 40 years of the Olivier Theatre Awards. Encompassing the world’s leading … Continue reading

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Brillant performance by Kenneth Cranham in The Father

A standing ovation was given to Kenneth Cranham last night for his performance as André, the father in the theatre production The Father which opened recently at London’s Wyndham Theatre. The thought provoking play keeps you spell bound throughout its … Continue reading

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Kathleen Turner returns to the London Theatre in the two-hander, Bakersfield Mist

When a big name actress such as Kathleen Turner (star of Body Heat and Romancing The Stone) comes to the London stage there is always a rush to get tickets. Given that Turner is such a well-known name, one hopes … Continue reading

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Simon Callow in Being Shakespeare

The intimate atmosphere of the Harold Pinter theatres is a good choice for the one-man show, Being Shakespeare. Simon Callow is brilliant as the raconteur of Shakespeare’s life. The history behind Shakespeare’s life is cleverly written by Jonathan Bate, using … Continue reading

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A Taste of Honey at the National Theatre

Revival of the classic A Taste of Honey in the Lyttleton at the National Theatre on London’s Southbank. As always the acting at the National Theatre is superb. However the theme of the play, a revival of A Taste of … Continue reading

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Cole Porter’s Musical Kiss Me Kate in Fringe Theatre

Do you call theatres above a pub Fringe theatre? Anyway, there are lots of them around and sometimes the standard is surprising good. A bonus is that prices are much less than West End theatre. Just before Christmas, I went … Continue reading

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