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Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Richmond Theatre, London

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Ann Bawtree Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is the musical biography of a key figure in 20th Century popular music. Buddy Holly’s career, tragically short as it was, took the musical world from the cataclysmic arrivals of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley to the universal acceptance of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. ...

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Tremors – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Tim Cook Director: Paul Macauley Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Politicians offer a lot of promises about making life better for everyone, improving services and creating a more inclusive society, but what do they really know about how people live. Tim Cook’s new play Tremors opening at the King’s Head Theatre asks a lot of questions about the divide between the ...

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Othello – Bread & Roses Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare, adapted by Charmaine K Parkin Director: Charmaine K Parkin Reviewer: Sophia Moss Charmaine Parkin’s Othello is a lively, crazy and intelligent take on Shakespeare’s well-known tragedy. This modern adaptation has all the usual themes of jealousy, betrayal, racism and murder, but it also features song, dance, merriment and interactive theatre. Parkin’s version of Othello will appeal to ...

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The Quentin Dentin Show – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Henry Carpenter Book: Henry Carpenter and Tom Crowley Director: Adam Lenson Reviewer: Stephen Bates In the digital age, the need for self-help manuals could be passing. Who needs them when all the required help can be delivered in the form of robots, direct to your living room by means of fibre-optics? Here we have a futuristic rock ...

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Tribe – London Theatre Workshop

Writers: Brandon Force, Matthew McCray and Rowena Russell Director: Matthew McCray Reviewer: Stephen Bates Few traditions originating from Edwardian England can still survive more than a century later without having undergone fundamental change. This new play, set in 2012, by Brandon Force, Matthew McCray and Rowena Russell examines how necessary change, difficult and painful, has been brought about in the ...

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Clean Slate – Courtyard Theatre, London

Writer: Catherine Chabot Adapted by: Vanessa Labrie and Kathleen Glynn Director: Deborah Kearne Reviewer: Maryam Philpott For many living in big cities, friends are the most important people in our lives; partners come and go, many Londoners can only see family a few times a year, but the people we surround ourselves with every day are the people we turn ...

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NEWS: 5 Guys are back for Moe

By PAUL COUCH Underbelly Productions have today [21 June 20127] announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters’ Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Edward Baruwa will play Nomax and the ‘Moes’ will be played by ...

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Hir – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Taylor Mac Director: Nadia Fall Reviewer: Maryam Philpott We are all shaped, to some extent, by our parents and the behaviours we observe growing up. Whatever our concept of home, it is somehow combined with the characteristics of that family life, familiar, embedded and, we hope, unchanging. How disturbing then to return home from several years absence to find ...

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