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West End Eurovision  –  Adelphi Theatre, London

Director:  Gareth Hulance Reviewer:  Richard Maguire As hotly anticipated as this year’s Eurovision is The West End Eurovision where seven London musicals battle it out for the best performance of a song that has featured in Europe’s biggest music competition. Indeed, with all the competitors’ glitter and sequins The West End Eurovision is camper than the real thing, and has enough abs ...

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Waitress – Adelphi Theatre, London

Music and Lyrics: Sarah Bareilles Book: Jessie Nelson Director: Diane Paulus Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Broadway’s latest import to the West End is as American as cherry pie. Waitress, based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelly, was given a musical makeover in 2015 and prides itself on its female-centric narrative and creative team. Arriving in London with former American Idol and ...

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Bumblescratch – Adelphi Theatre, London

Writer: Robert J Sherman Director: Stewart Nicholls Reviewer: Deborah Parry After the huge success of a musical about Cats, you could sort of understand why one centred around the lives of rats might not be such a radical idea – right? Let's just say that, after seeing this show, you might actually want to set the former upon the latter ...

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CD REVIEW: The Bodyguard – World Premiere Cast Recording

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Following its successful run at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End and to coincide with its current UK tour, First Night Records has released the highly anticipated world premiere cast recording of The Bodyguard - The Musical. Based on the 1992 hit film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard tells the story of international ...

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Kinky Boots – Adelphi Theatre, London

  Book: Harvey Fierstein Music and Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   It’s autumn in London, it’s cold, rainy and dark so that can only mean one thing – boots. But imagine if we all swapped our hardwearing, waterproof footwear for something a bit fancier and turned our grey seasonal weather into a glamorous opportunity. Cyndi ...

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NEWS: Kinky Boots strides into West End

It’s been rumoured for a while but producers today have finally confirmed that The UK premiere of award-winning musical Kinky Boots, will open in the West End on 15 September at the Adelphi Theatre, with previews from 21 August 2015. With a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and ...

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Made In Dagenham – Adelphi Theatre, London

Book: Richard Bean Lyrics: Richard Thomas Music: David Arnold Director: Rupert Goold Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Turning a film into a play or stage musical has become fairly commonplace; yet in a discerning market, for every success like Grease or Hairspray there’s a misfire like Fatal Attraction. How much more difficult that becomes when the you take a film that ...

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