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Bunker Girls, Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer: Michael Punter Director: Christine Kimberley Reviewer: Bernie C Byrnes Bunker Girls is a black comedy about power, women and the terrible consequences of excellent secretarial skills. Set in Berlin, Spring, 1945, this neat little two-hander follows the antics of Hitler's secretaries - hired to type, serve cake and make polite conversation. As the Russian armies close in on the ...

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The Husbands – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Sharmila Chauhan Director: Janet Steel Reviewer: Mary Halton In setting out to ask whether the gender power balance can be redressed in India, writer Sharmila Chauhan creates a commune - Shaktipur - not all that dissimilar from some remote areas of the country, in which the scarcity of women means that they can and do take multiple husbands.However, where ...

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Richard and Adam in Concert – Cadogan Hall, London

Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh Richard and Adam are the two young lads who won the nation's hearts, having just missed the final of Britain's Got Talent only last year. Hailing from the small Welsh community of Holywell, the brothers have catapulted from working in a humble sandwich shop, to securing a million dollar deal with Sony. Following a successful debut album, ...

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Ushers – The Front of House Musical – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Music: Yiannis Koutsakos Music &Lyrics: James Oban &Yiannis Koutsakos Book &Additional Lyrics: James Rottger Director: Max Reynolds Reviewer: Carrie Carter The idea of a front of house musical is one that has been talked about for at least as long as I’ve been working in theatre (which is…a long time). I’ve heard of countless versions actually being completed, further incarnations ...

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Urinetown – St James Theatre, London

Music and lyrcis: Mark Hollman Book and lyrics: Greg Kotis Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Ian Foster The sight of a grim-faced guard demanding 20p or so at the doors to public toilets may be nothing new to visitors to train stations and museums but what if they were the only conveniences at all that you could use. That is the ...

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Buttons – Little Angel Theatre, London

Writers: Dana Segal and Joni-Rae Carrack Reviewer: Bernie C Byrnes “Joni is a puppeteer, Dana is not. Dana is a Jew, Joni is not.” Buttons is a show about their journey to Auschwitz and the stories they discovered on the way. Using a mixture of live performance, spoken word, shadow puppetry and object manipulation Joni-Rae Carrack and Dana Segal recount ...

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Le Docteur Miracle – Drink, Shop & Do, London

Composer: Georges Bizet Director: Darren Royston Musical Director: Maria Garzon Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz Though I like food as much as the next person, I would probably turn down a ticket if someone told me the centre-piece of a show was going to be an ode to an omelette. As of this evening, I stand corrected. Into the grande-bourgeois, baby-boomer world ...

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Good People – Hampstead Theatre, London

Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire Director: Jonathan Kent Reviewer: Ian Foster As if there was any doubt that Imelda Staunton wouldn’t be excellent… Though the way that she inhabits the part of Margie, a hard-bitten, working-class Bostonian single mother is simply quite astonishing. From the opening moments of this David Lindsay-Abaire play as she faces the prospect of losing the job that ...

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