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Whisper House – The Other Palace, London

Music and lyrics: Duncan Sheik Book and lyrics: Kyle Jarrow Director: Adam Lenson Reviewer: Stephen Bates Anyone who can turn a Frank Wedekind play into a hit musical is worthy of respect and so be it with Duncan Sheik. His 2006 show Spring Awakening ran for over two years on Broadway and won multiple Tony awards, although its West End ...

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NEWS: Boys of the Barricade to storm Charing Cross Theatre

West End star Scott Garnham (Les Miserables, Made in Dagenham, I Can't Sing) and Simon Schofield's musical theatre super-group Boys of the Barricade will officially launch with a debut concert at the Charing Cross Theatre in the heart of London's Theatreland on Sunday 26th July. The group was created to showcase some of the world’s finest male voices from the ...

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The Theory of Relativity – Drayton Arms Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Neil Bartram Book: Brian Hill Director: Christopher Lane Reviewer: Stephen Bates For those of us who had E=MC squared instilled in us at school, but still have no idea what E, M or C stand for nor care, this is the perfect show. Mr Einstein does not feature in the character list and serious science is mentioned ...

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Marry Me A Little – St James Theatre Studio, London

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Concept: Craig Lucas and Norman Rene Director: HannahChissick Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   For many musical theatre composers, the concept of constructing a show from songs rejected from their musicals would hardly create a compelling show. But when that composer is Stephen Sondheim, you know that even the offcuts are going to be worth experiencing. Marry ...

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NEWS: Bailey and Pitt-Pulford for Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little

Simon Bailey and Laura Pitt-Pulford will star as Man and Woman in the previously announced revival of Stephen Sondheim's Marry Me A Little which will have a limited 16 performance run at London's St James Studio from 29th July - 10th August 2014. Simon Bailey was most recently seen as Liam in I Can’t Sing! at the London Palladium. Prior ...

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CD REVIEW: West End…Switched Off – Volume 1

Reviewer: Katy Roberts West End...Switched Offis the debut project from Parallel Productions, and is billed as an "exciting new series of concerts and recordings that arrange musical theatres into acoustic, "unplugged" covers", which also feature a wealth of musicians and performers, some from the West End, and others from well-known touring productions. Featured performers on this first volume of West ...

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I Can’t Sing – Palladium, London

Book: Harry Hill Music and lyrics: Steve Brown Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Ian Foster One of the most profitable television franchises in the UK, a much-loved comedian writing the book, a £6 million budget…there’s clearly considerable heft behind the latest musical to establish itself in the London Palladium. But the marriage of Harry Hill’s bizarre comic sensibility, Steve Brown’s bright ...

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NEWS: West End stars record charity EP for Great Ormond Street

Cynthia Erivo, Simon Bowman, Sophie Louise Dann, Shona White, Scott Garnham, Jodie Jacobs &Michael Xavier join a host of musical theatre stars to record festive charity EP; ‘A Very West End Christmas’. In a project of unprecedented scale, co-producers Darren Bell and Kris Rawlinson brought together almost fifty stars of musical theatre, after two months of planning, to record an ...

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