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Doodle: The Musical – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Jonathan Kydd  Music: Andy Street  Director: Jonathan Moore  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Every so often, a musical comes along that reminds you just why you fell in love with the genre. That musical is Hamilton. And as the night follows day, a piece of work comes along which tempts you to agree with the latest piece of clickbait ...

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The Great American Trailer Park Musical – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: David Nehls Book: Betsy Kelso Director: Kirk Jameson Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   At one early point, Rosemary Ashe’s Betty, the leader of The Great American Trailer Park Musical’s Greek chorus, decries the use of “crude stereotypes” in the setting of a musical in a Florida trailer park, home to a collection of low-to-no income people who form ...

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Dorothy – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer: Bryan Hodgson Directors: Jaq Bessell, Bryan Hodgson &Laura Weston Reviewer: Scott Stait   The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has filtered through popular culture and saturates the children’s fantasy world, both literature and film, and is still going strong in its 116th anniversary year. It has captured the imaginations of and transported child and adult alike to a fantastical world ...

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The Tempest – Waterloo East, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sarah Redmond Choreographer: Christian Valle Composer/ Designer: Dan Gillingwater Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh This contemporary adaptation of The Tempest, one of Shakespeare’s later comedies, is apparently set in an apocalyptic London. Prospero (drily played by Tom Keller), once the intended Duke of Milan, has been secluded on an island for over a decade with his beautiful and ...

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Bunker Girls, Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer: Michael Punter Director: Christine Kimberley Reviewer: Bernie C Byrnes Bunker Girls is a black comedy about power, women and the terrible consequences of excellent secretarial skills. Set in Berlin, Spring, 1945, this neat little two-hander follows the antics of Hitler's secretaries - hired to type, serve cake and make polite conversation. As the Russian armies close in on the ...

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Up4aMeet – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer: Jeff Moody &Simon Peek Director: Nasser Memarzia Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:3] Up4aMeet looks at the trials and tribulations of online gay dating through 3 men, their fag-hag and an indelicately titled website. Grant (Matt Evers) doesn’t have much luck in love can’t seem to find his place in gay society. His flatmate Costas (Benedict Garrett) is quite the opposite ...

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