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Honk! (Lost Theatre)

September 29, 2011

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Stiles & Drewe have become my favourite musical theatre team of late and a new production of ‘Honk!’ just seemed like too much fun to pass up, even it was somewhere in South London. So I packed my rape whistle and caught a cab to the Lost Theatre. When I got out of the cab […]

Ragtime (Landor Theatre)

September 28, 2011

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The programme for ‘Ragtime‘ at the Landor asks the simple question, why would you try to squeeze an epic like this into such as a small space? By the end of this production I was left thinking ‘who cares when the results are this good’ and ‘how can I squeeze this many men ┬áinto my […]

Boys Plays (Above The Stag)

September 26, 2011

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Two short plays about hero worship (with male nudity)! I like how the ‘male nudity’ is a warning… yeah right boys, you know exactly how to get people to buy tickets – hahaha ‘Boys’ Play‘, the first play of the evening, is a tale of two boys in the woods, written by Jack Heifner (who […]

Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre)

September 24, 2011

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Why didn’t ‘Betty Blue Eyes’ succeed? I really don’t know because this is one really good musical. Far superior to many of our long-running shows. And let’s be honest, this girl loves a pork injection. In the final week of ‘Betty’s run at the Novello ______ invited me to catch it one more time. I’d […]

Playboy Of The Western World (Old Vic)

September 23, 2011

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It’s called ‘Playboy Of The Western World‘. It has the dirty, cute one from ‘Misfits‘ in it. All good right? Um.. what went wrong? Maybe it was the dialogue I could barely hear. Maybe it was the over-the-top delivery. Maybe it was the un-funny jokes. But ‘Playboy Of The Western World‘ utterly failed to the […]

The Lion King: 5000th performance (Lyceum Theatre)

September 17, 2011

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For a theatre slut like me, t’s impossible NOT to think of ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark‘ (a show I have not seen) when now seeing Julie Taymor‘s theatrical, blockbuster adaptation ‘The Lion King‘, which celebrated its 5000th London performance this week. 5000 performances?! In a time when shows close so quickly, being a survivor […]

The Mercy Seat (Glow Box, Pleasance Theatre)

September 4, 2011

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Neil LaBute. 9/11. This is going to a light-hearted comedy right? um… Neil LaBute is a writer I like. He is provocative and un-compromising, whether you like it or not. He has a point of view on human nature which is thrilling in my book. I’m also heading over to New York, co-incidentally at the […]