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Audra McDonald – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Performers: Audra McDonald, Seth Rudetsky, Will Swenson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman If your knowledge of Audra McDonald is limited to her role as the opera singer-cum-wardrobe, Madame de Garderobe, in Disney’s recent live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, you have so much more to learn. McDonald has won six Tony Awards – more than any other actor – and is ...

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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 Scarecrow’s Wedding – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Writers: Scamp Theatre  - Based on the book by Julia Donaldson &Axel Scheffler Composer and Lyricist: Darren Clark Director: Eva Sampson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Scamp Theatre has acquired a reputation for adapting the children’s books by Julia Donaldson, their production of Stick Man playing at the Leicester Square Theatre for five Christmas seasons. Their latest show, The Scarecrow’s Wedding, is a welcome ...

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The Sisterhood – Leicester Sq Theatre, London

Writer: Ranjit Bolt (based onMolière’s Les Femmes savantes) Director: Kate Napier Reviewer: Jon Wainwright For Armande, marriage is a "supremely nauseating word" and an institution that condemns women to spawning brats and worshipping a man. For Henriette, it means a loving husband and family (so long as she can marry the man she loves, Clitandre). Armande wants Henriette to join ...

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Becoming Hattie – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Writer: Mhairi Grealis. Director: Mary Swan Reviewer: Maryam Philpott As fondly remembered Carry On matriarchs go, Hattie Jacques was of the one best. Immortalised as sex-starved hospital matrons, school marms, dating agency owners and cab company entrepreneurs, Mhairi Grealis’ new show points out that Hattie always played the comedy role largely because of her weight and the opportunities for larger ...

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Words, Words, Words: Leicester Square Theatre, London

Writer and Performer: Lowri Amies Director:Anna Marsland Reviewer: Stephen Bates Shakespeares’s words can be called upon to relate to any occasion or situation: life, love, happiness, sorrow and so on. Lowri Amies, an actor, here refers to the Seven Ages of Man speech from As You Like It, her favourite play, as a prelude to her one-hour monologue exploring her ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Leicester Square Theatre, London

The Cast of Shitfaced Shakespeare

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Lewis Ironside Reviewer: Daniel Perks The Shakespeare 400 consortium is continuing mark the anniversary of his death by bringing the great work of the Bard to audiences across London (indeed across the country). In other news, Magnificent Bastard Productions Ltd are paying their own tribute to the playwright at Leicester Square Theatre by getting one of ...

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