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Finian’s Rainbow – Union Theatre, London

Music: Burton Lane Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg Book: E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy Adaptor: Charlotte Moore Director: Phil Willmott Reviewer: Ian Foster Suspension of disbelief is par for the course with musical theatre, especially the type of obscure revivals that the Union Theatre specialises in, and Finian’s Rainbow is no exception in that respect. A leprechaun who is slowly turning into ...

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A conversation with John Travolta – Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Hosted by Barry Norman Reviewer: Rahul Rose With a galaxy of Hollywood superstars descending on the West End for the BAFTAs on Sunday night, the arrival of one veteran of the silver screen went completely unnoticed. Just a stone’s throw from the Royal Opera House, where the likes of Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio had convened for an evening of ...

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The Fat Man’s Wife – Canal Café Theatre, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Russell Lucas Reviewer: Jon Wainwright As one year ends and another begins, an almost irresistible offer of a new life is made. A young playwright wants to whisk an older woman away on a tramp steamer, to a glorious future in a hazily sketched paradise. Or, a "damn fool" hillbilly wants to lure a sophisticated Manhattan ...

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Superior Donuts – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Tracy Letts Director: Ned Bennett Reviewer: Andy Moseley When you’ve just written an award-winning play that’s been placed alongside Long Day’s Journey Into Night and All My Sons, as a Great American Play, it might go to your head and lead you to believe everything you write will be a classic. It might also make it hard for people ...

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The Worst of Scottee – Roundhouse, London

Writer: Scottee Director: Chris Goode Reviewer: Rob Cottingham The Worst of Scottee is an interesting piece. A one-man show that was originally performed in Edinburgh is now on at the Roundhouse for two weeks. From a photo-booth on stage the performer Scottee relates some of the most shameful and embarrassing episodes from his past and finds people who knew him ...

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Sizwe Banzi Is Dead – Young Vic, London

Devised by: Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona Director: Matthew Xia Reviewer: Christopher Hong At the time this work was first performed in 1972, apartheid in South Africa was in full swing. Restrictions on and discrimination against black people and the bureaucracy involved was extensive, exemplified by the pass book used to regulate their movement. This play charmingly weaves ...

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Hannah – Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: Chris Thorpe Director: Simon Evans Reviewer: Teddy Lamb The Unicorn Theatre is easily one of the most exciting spaces in London, with a dedicated year round repertoire of work specifically made for young people. Their commitment to pushing the boundaries of Children’s Theatre is what sets them apart from other children’s companies and Hannah is no exception. Adapting Marlowe’s ...

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The Hotel Plays – Langham Hotel, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Anthony Banks, James Hillier, Jonathan Humphreys Reviewer: Ian Foster A soldier on leave, a lover in the cupboard, an actress in her dotage; newlyweds, mistresses, hucksters; satin pyjamas, warm croissants, endless liquor. Such is the stuff of many a hotel and in the plush surroundings of the Langham, London, all of the above and more can ...

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