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Putting it Together – St. James’ Theatre, London

Composer: Steven Sondheim Director: Alastair Knights Reviewer: Fran Beaton Janie Dee is fabulous and beautiful. Anything she is in is worth watching. Add to that the incredibly talented Damian Humbley and you find yourself watching a five-star show. Putting it Together comprises of songs from a variety of Sondheim musicals, merged into one with a vague story linking it up. ...

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Happy Days – Churchill Theatre Bromley, London

Book: Garry Marshall Music and lyrics: Paul Williams Director and choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3] “Sunday Monday Happy Days…” It is 40 years since ‘50s-set sitcom Happy Days started on US television screens and rose to iconic status, not least because of the creation of one of TV’s most enduring characters in The Fonz. And though it is ...

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Woman In The Dunes – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Micha Colombo, based on the novel by Abe Kobo Director: Micha Colombo Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:2.5] An entomologist at a seaside sand dunes misses the bus and a local offers a night of lodging with a widow who lives in a shack at the bottom of a sand pit. In the morning, the man finds the only access to ...

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Ghosts – Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Heinrik Ibsen, adapted by Richard Eyre Director: Richard Eyre Reviewer: Mary Halton [rating:5] Transferring from its successful run at the Almeida last year, Richard Eyre’s adaptation of Ghosts gives all impression of bursting on to the stage, but more truthfully edges in quietly from the wings and takes a little time to settle itself before delivering what may already ...

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Valley of Song – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Phil Park Music: Ivor Novello, Ronald Hanmer Lyrics: Christopher Hassall Director: Benji Sperring Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh [rating:2.5] One might be tempted to call Valley of Song Ivor Novello’s swan song as he died half way through composing it. It was eventually completed by his collaborators and so the Finborough are now able to present it as a world premiere ...

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NEWS: Sheaffer writing its name into musical Sunday matinées

After a whirlwind year of celebrations to mark its centenary, Sheaffer is set to continue the festivities by partnering with one of Britain’s finest concert pianists to present the Sheaffer® Sunday matinées 2014. Pianist Lucy Parham is working with the US-founded company to continue the hearts and literacy projects it has hosted over the past 12 months, which have been ...

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A Spoonful of Sherman – St James Theatre Studio, London

Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:4] An evening of Sherman brothers songs performed by four lauded West End singers and hosted by a Sherman; it sounds like a delightful way to spend a couple of hours and that’s exactly what it is.Beginning with his grandfather’s work in the 1920s, Robert J Sherman tells the audience some of the stories behind the songs ...

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An Evening With Sylvester Stallone – Palladium, London

Hosted by Jonathan Ross Reviewer: Chris Rogers [rating:4] Like punters to a prize fight, the London Palladium was sold out from stalls to roof with buzzing spectators. The occasional “Yo Rocky – Hey Adrian” was giggled nervously while the hungry crowd awaited the undefeated champion of mumbled one-liners: Sylvester Stallone. Playing the referee of the night, trusty Jonathan Ross took ...

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