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City of Champions – Theatre Workshop, London

Writer and director: Steve Brown Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Hollywood studios are usually keen to point out that no animals are harmed during the shooting of their films, but harming children could be another matter. Steve Brown's searing drama is a reminder that, for every Jodie Foster or Christian Bale who makes the transition from child to adult stardom, there is a...well, no ...

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NEWS: 18 – 25s get ticket lottery for new Judy Garland play

A new Ticket lottery, aimed solely at 18-25 year olds, is launched today [9 June 2016]. The Through the Mill Ticket Lottery will enable young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 a chance to win two top price seats for each performance of Through the Mill,Ray Rackham’s play charting the life and career of actress and singer Judy ...

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Apartment 40C – St James Theatre Studio, London

Book and Lyrics: Ray Rackham Music: Tom Lees Director: Ray Rackham Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Although set in New York City, new musical Apartment 40C is a wholly British production. Created by Ray Rackham and Tom Lees, joint artistic directors of Fulham’s London Theatre Workshop, the musical was first work-shopped and produced at LTW in 2014, and is now enjoying a ...

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A Catered Affair – London Theatre Workshop, London

Writer: Harvey Fierstein Music and Lyrics: John Bucchino Director: Ray Rackham Reviewer: Stephen Bates Given its wafer-thin storyline, it comes as a surprise to find that Harvey Fierstein’s book for this musical is based upon a film and television play for which writing credits went to heavyweights Gore Vidal and Paddy Chayefsky. A young couple announce that they plan a ...

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Just Another Love Story – London Theatre Workshop, London

Director: Ray Rackham Reviewer:Andy Moseley If songs from a band’s entire career can be crafted into musicals it makes sense that the opposite should apply, and songs from musicals can be crafted into something resembling an album. This is one way of looking at London Theatre Workshop’s celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s Love Songs. The risks are that the finished product ...

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Ordinary Days – London Theatre Workshop, London

Music &Lyrics: Adam Gwon Director: Ray Rackham Reviewer: Christopher Hong The opening production of the first season programme for the newly established London Theatre Workshop in Fulhambrings the chamber musical Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon. As the title suggests, it is set on a day when four people’s lives change due to some chance occurrence. The set scattered with New ...

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Four by Tenn – Drayton Theatre, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Directors: Brandon Force, Ray Rackham, Sarah Shelton Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Even when the author is as great a writer as Tennessee Williams, one-act plays and early drafts are more likely to be curiosities for devotees rather than works of intrinsic theatrical merit. This production by the London Theatre Workshop convincingly disproves that assumption: here are four short ...

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