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Hamlet (Young Vic)

November 27, 2011

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The website warned me: “When coming to see Hamlet, you’ll find a new way into the Young Vic. Please arrive at the main box office 30 minutes before start time to experience this different route, which is fully accessible.”  “Oh lord!” was my first reaction, is this meant to be some ‘immersive’ (ie intrusive) experience? Thankfully no, […]

Matilda: The Musical (Cambridge Theatre)

November 26, 2011

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This slut is pretty adverse to children. They’re noisy, messy and they **** up your hoo-ha! They ruin your life. I’ve seen too many good friends become insane bitches, locked in their own homes, all because the condom broke. So shows that are ‘kids shows’ generally have me screaming in the other direction. Not that […]

My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Above The Stag)

November 18, 2011

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______ had warned me in advance that ‘My Big Gay Italian Wedding‘ was not “high class theatre, dear”. He didn’t lie. MBGIW is crass, loud, borderline offensive and at times, hilariously funny – kinda like watching “The Only Was Is Essex” I guess. The scene is set from the moment the bell rings in the […]

The Lion In Winter (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)

November 9, 2011

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‘The Lion In Winter‘ has just started previews at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, and I’ve never been one to shy away from a sneak peek… at anything. I have no qualms reviewing a piece in preview, after all you’re still charging people money to watch what is intended to be a complete show. Of course, […]

Collaborators (National Theatre)

November 5, 2011

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I always get a thrill entering the National Theatre through the ‘back door’, which is probably why I love the Cottesloe so much (about as much as I hate the Olivier). So I was looking forward to seeing John Hodges’ ‘Collaborators‘ for many reasons. Simon Russell Beale as Stalin! Come on, who doesn’t want to […]

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert – The Musical (Palace Theatre)

November 1, 2011

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With ‘Priscilla Queen Of The Desert‘s impending departure from the West End, I wanted to swing by and see how the old girl was going, so I invited some of the gals, we wrangled some seats and sat down for what I already knew was going to be a fun evening. My only fear was… […]