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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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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – Above The Arts, London

Director: Kirk Jameson Music by: Jimmy Roberts Book and Lyrics by: Joe DiPietro Reviewer: Scott Stait Originally running Off-Broadway for over a decade, Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts’ 1996 musical comedy brings a stark and humorous look at human relationships, from courtship to divorce and every sordid thought in-between. A company of four change costumes, personas, accents and partners in ...

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As You Like It – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Derek Bond Reviewer: Stephen Bates Featherweight romantic fantasy that it is, As You Like It is the home for some of William Shakespeare’s most lyrical passages and the perfect production of it is one that keeps the broad comedy bubbling while contrasting it with a mood of reflective melancholy. Performed in a studio space with little ...

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NEWS: Tate joins Assassins cast at Chocolate Factory

Continuing their long association with presenting Sondheim musicals, the Menier Chocolate Factory has today announced casting for their production of Assassins, playing at the venues from 21 November to 7 March. Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate will appear in the Jamie Lloyd directed show. Assassins follows the take of the 13 people ...

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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: Gok Wan to host You’ll Never Walk Alone Charity Gala

Award-winning TV personality, fashion guru, author and all round National Treasure Gok Wan will host the special one-night-only concert You’ll Never Walk Alone at the Queen’s Theatre on Sunday 2 March 2014 at 7.30pm in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, it was announced today. Tickets are now on sale from £32.50, with all proceeds going directly to the Disasters ...

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CD REVIEW: Chris Passey – Self Taught, Still Learning

Music: Chris Passey Lyrics: Amy Carroll and Chris Passey Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [rating:4] It is a delight to return to Chris Passey’s debut CD, Self Taught, Still Learning nearly 18 months after its release, to pen this review. The album is mostly a delightful collection of songs, some of which continue to thrill even after repeated playings. Lauren Samuels, the ...

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