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The Drag – National Theatre, London

Writer: Mae West Director: Polly Stenham Reviewer: Tom Finch It was 90 years ago that Mae West’s The Drag opened in the unsuspecting town of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Examining as it does, the details of the New York gay scene it was utterly scandalous for its time and after a few performances, it was shut down. Its author, West, was promptly served a ...

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Amadeus – National Theatre, London

Writer: Peter Shaffer Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Stephen Bates Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of taking residence at its Southbank home, the National Theatre is dipping into the treasure chest that holds its greatest hits to bring out this witty gem, give it a good polish and return it to the Olivier stage where it opened in 1979. The result is ...

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NEWS: New Cast Joins Les Mis from 16th June

  The long running West End production of Les Misérables has today announced details of major cast changes taking place from 16th June. Joining the company are: Peter Lockyer as Jean Valjean; David Thaxton as Javert; Tom Edden as Thénardier; Celinde Schoenmaker as Fantine; Michael Colbourne as Enjolras and Emilie Fleming as Cosette. Rob Houchen will continue to star as ...

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Oliver ! – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: Charles Dickens Book, Music and Lyrics: Lionel Bart Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Not to be missed this festive season is the musical Oliver! by Lionel Bart. This exuberant performance has the audience captivated from the opening scenes, when thirty children raise the roof singing Food Glorious Food. The cruelty of life in a Victorian workhouse is exposed ...

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A Little Hotel on the Side – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writers: Georges Feydeau &Maurice Desvallieres (adapted by John Mortimer) Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Naomi Stevens [Rating:4.5] This production has it all. It is side-splittingly funny, slightly risqué with an outstanding cast. In three acts, all relatively short in length and set across two different locations, A Little Hotel on the Side is a fast paced story with a number of ...

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