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Velvet Havel – Rich Mix, London

Writer and Music: Milos ORSON Stedron. Director: Jan Frič Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Or, Everything You Want To Know About Václav Havel, And A Little Bit More! One of the most interesting facts about the Czech President and playwright is that he was a heavy smoker – Chesterfields, this irreverent cabaret suggests – and to add some authenticity to the show the ...

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Cabaret – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Joe Masteroff Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Gareth Davies Possibly still the best known of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s body of musical theatre classics, Cabaret finds drama amongst the lives and loves of characters in and around a seedy Berlin nightclub of the early 1930s. Referencing the rise of Nazism, personal tragedies unfold ...

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Zeus on the Loose – Fire Nightclub, London

Writer/Director: Emma Rollason Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The world of Greek mythology is so riven with bizarre, often incestuous stories that to use it as the basis for a musical requires careful thought. Be it Hadestown, Disney’s Hercules or even the rock musical Myth which played at The Other Palace in 2018, several attempts have shown that, with care and precision, ...

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Death Suits You – Theatro Technis, London

Music: Robert Tripolino Book and Lyrics: Sam Hooper Director: Gabrielle Scawthorn Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The personification of Death is usually seen as a somewhat passive figure, merely waiting until someone is about to shuffle off this mortal coil and then swiftly despatching them. The closest he comes to action is a chess game on a black and white beach. This ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Much Ado About Bingo – Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco

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Creators: Boogaloo Stu and Lorraine Bowen Reviewer: Simon Topping Bouncing through the glittery stage curtain, looking like a cross between Bruce Forsyth and psychedelic Bertie Bassett, comes Derek Daniels (Boogaloo Stu). Derek and his longtime beleaguered piano playing companion, Ronnie Hazelnut, are here to present a medley of classic 70’s songs and a mix of Shakespeare quotations for us in ...

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Anne Steele: Made Out of Stars – Crazy Coqs, London

Performer: Anne Steele Musical Director: William TN Hall Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Ever since The Greatest Showman hit cinemas, Pasek and Paul’s songs from the film have come to dominate the cabaret circuit. At least, the self-affirming This Is Me has. New York singer-songwriter Anne Steele, at the Crazy Coqs for two nights to promote her EP Made Out of Stars, opens her ...

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Scottee: Fat Blokes – Home, Manchester

Choreographer: Lea Anderson Director: Scottee Reviewer: Matt Forrest Scottee: Fat Blokes’ poster claims it’s a dance show of sorts, but in reality, it’s so much more than that: a rebellion, a call to arms, call it what you will, but certainly don’t call it ‘brave’. This is a cabaret show like no other: sure, there is dance, comedy, even a ...

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