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NEWS: Audra McDonald back in the West End

By PAUL COUCH Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is to return to London’s West End in April for four concerts at Leicester Square Theatre, where she sold out shows last year, it's been announced today [3 January 2017]. The Broadway legend will be joined on stage, this time by host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who last month starred in ...

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The Tempest – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Amy Draper Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Shakespeare productions seem to come in batches. Last year one couldn’t move without bumping into a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, from the Globe to the RSC. The Tempest seems to be following the same course; the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female version has just closed in King’s Cross, while Simon Russell ...

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Veterans Day – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Donald Freed Director: Hannah Boland Moore Reviewer: Ann Bawtree Veterans Day is a play for those who like their drama hot and strong. Running straight through for an hour and a half, it demands concentration from the audience and fortitude from the three actors who are on stage and, at the Finborough, at close quarters the whole time. Predictably ...

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The Red Balloon – Puppet Theatre Barge, London

Inspired by: Albert Lamorisse Directors: Rob Humphreys and Kate Middleton Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Puppetry has grown up and it’s no longer just for children. London is beginning to see a new wave of animated stories with themes and emotional resonances that are equally aimed at tugging the heartstrings of grown-ups as entertaining younger members of the family. The Red Balloon, ...

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Oliver Reed: Wild Thing – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Mike Davis and Rob Crouch Director: Kate Bannister Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There are some well-known actors who are considerably more famous for their personal lives than for their film or theatre work. However talented they are, however skilled their performance, it is their drinking, womanising and hell-raising that first springs to mind when we think of their name. This ...

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In the Pink – Courtyard Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Emma Brand Reviewer: Maryam Philpott What to do with Britain’s ageing population has long been on the political agenda with the problems of accommodation and effects on the healthcare system frequently cited as key concerns. But with people living for thirty years or more past retirement, just who are this anonymous group known as “the elderly” and ...

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Be Bahrain Art Week – Asia House, London

By MARYAM PHILPOTT Art needs to have “a broader culture” writer and curator Alistair Hicks explained at the launch of the Be Bahrain Art Week, which showcases a small selection of inspiring new works from some of Bahrain’s leading artists. Speaking during a panel discussion about the growth of creative industries in Bahrain, Hicks explained that the Middle East currently ...

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Dorrance Dance – ETM: Double Down – Sadler’s Wells, London

  Choreographers: Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Van Young Musical Director: Donovan Dorrance Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Tap dance has traditionally been the reserve of the nostalgic musical. In the West End right now, 42nd Street is the perfect evocation of this, its whole ensemble tap routines being the show’s biggest draw. On a smaller scale, Charing Cross Theatre’s Yank! includes several tap routines as it ...

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