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Barb Jungr: Live at the Hippodrome – Hippodrome Casino, London

Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:3] Barb Jungr opened her residency at The Hippodrome in a show promoting her album due out in October, Stockport To Memphis. Her voice has a beautiful clarity and married to her well-rehearsed four piece accompaniment, The Stockport to Memphis Rhythm and Blues Band, who incredibly were playing live as an ensemble for the first time, the ...

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Let It Be – Prince of Wales Theatre, London

Director and Musical Supervisor: Joey Curatolo Reviewer: Alex Ramon [rating:2.5] And tonight, Matthew, they’re gonna be The Beatles… That’s more or less the tone of Let It Be, the latest off-the-production-line, zip-through-the-hits jukebox musical/tribute show to make its way into London’s West End. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band (whose first single “Love Me Do” was released in October ...

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle – Shoreditch Church, London

Writer: Bertolt Brecht Director: Graham Hubard Reviewer: Christopher Owen [rating:4.5] The Caucasian Chalk Circle, by Bertolt Brecht, will undoubtedly be known by many, from their years in high school drama classes being force-fed an alternative style of writing. Such memories may put some people off but the New Rep Company have excelled in creating an engaging, interesting, and fresh version ...

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The Place Prize Semifinal 4 – The Place, London

Reviewer: Chantal Guevara [rating:2.5] And so it's over. After many months of buildup, 16 works and eight performances, the suspense is over and we now know which four works will be competing in the Place Prize finals in April 2013. But let's not get ahead of ourselves: tonight was about the final four companies competing, and about a grand finale ...

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The Place Prize Semifinal 2 – The Place, London

Reviewer: Anna Pearce [rating:1.5] The second semifinal of this year’s Place Prize was full to the brim of promising concepts and ideas, but unfortunately rather short of content, delivery and, well, dance. Upon initially viewing The Place Prize shortlisted artists online, the idea for Mamoru Iriguchi’s ‘One Man Show’ was the most vivid and engaging, and this was the work ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar – O2 Arena, London

Music: Andrew Lloyd-Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:2] Having gone down the road of television casting once again for one of his shows and quite possibly killing off the genre at the same time, Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s much-touted revival of his 1971 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will hopefully have the same effect on staging theatrical ...

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Barbershopera : Cabaret Sauvignon – Trafalgar Studios, London

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] Formed over five years ago with several award-winning shows and performances later, the Babershopera team bring their usual opera infused a cappella back to the west end for a riotous, rip-roaring and rollicking sixty five minute cabaret. Keeping things simple, four performers, four chairs and a handful of silly props including a few cans of Tenants ...

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What You Will – Apollo Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare/Roger Rees Reviewer: Sheila Cornelius [rating:4] Roger Rees’s excellent one - man show at the Apollo highlights the actor’s considerable acting talents; it also makes one want to rush out to see more Shakespeare. The set resembles a theatrical props store-room; a medieval throne and a bust of Shakespeare hold pride of place. Rees tells stories about his ...

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