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Amour – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Music: Michael Legrand Libretto: Didier Van Cauwelaert Adaptor: Jeremy Sams Direction: Hannah Chiswick Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Michael Legrand’s 2002 musical Amour has plenty of emotional dilemmas for its characters, but a new production at the Charing Cross Theatre will also create some for the audience. Its story is light as air, almost comic-book bonkers with roughly sketched characters and a fairly ...

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Violet – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Music: Jeanine Tesori Book and lyrics: Brian Crawley Director: Shuntaro Fujita Reviewer: David Guest Some of the strongest musical performances currently to be seen in London theatre converge at Charing Cross Theatre in the eagerly awaited UK premiere of Violet. Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s show comes across the Atlantic richly garnished with awards for off-Broadway (1997) and Broadway (2014) ...

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Mythic – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Book and lyrics: Marcus Stevens Music: Oran Eldor Director and choreographer: Sarah O’Gleby Reviewer: Stephen Bates The good news is that, when the time comes around for looking back on the year, Mythic is unlikely to be named as the worst new musical to hit London in 2018. The bad news is that there are many times during its 90 ...

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It Happened in Key West – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Book, Music & Lyrics: Jill Santoriello, Jason Huza, Jeremiah James Director: Marc Robin Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Expressing true love in fiction is usually fairly cliched – hearts, flowers, big declarations – but some of the more unusual protestations of eternal affection have involved graveyards. In Hamlet, both Laertes and Hamlet jump into the grave of Ophelia, clutching the dead girl ...

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Titanic – The Musical – Sheffield Lyceum

Music and Lyrics: Maury Yeston Writer: Peter Stone Director: Thom Southerland Musical Director: Mark Aspinall Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood The sinking of the RMS Titanic in April 1912 is one of the most tragic maritime events on record, where sadly 1517 souls were lost.  Many will know and have watched James Cameron’s 1997 Oscar-winning film, Titanic, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo ...

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Harold and Maude – Charing Cross Theatre

Writer: Colin Higgins Director: Thom Southerland Reviewer: David Guest A cult movie from the 1970s about an unconventional relationship hits the London stage nearly 40 years on in a way that is wacky, wonderful and warming. Thom Southerland’s quirky and charming version of Harold and Maude fits the Charing Cross Theatre like a glove, with Francis O’Connor’s neo-Cubist set and ...

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The Knowledge – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Jack Rosenthal (Adapted by Simon Block) Director: Maureen Lipman Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The black cab is an iconic London landmark every bit as recognisable as Buckingham Palace or St Paul’s Cathedral, and its drivers carry a hard-earned encyclopaedic understanding of the city’s 15,000 central streets as well as the various suburbs. The long process of obtaining ‘The Knowledge’ was ...

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The Braille Legacy – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Book/Lyrics: original French Book and Lyrics by Sébastien Lancrenon English translation: Ranjit Bolt Music: Jean-Baptiste Saudray Director: Thom Southerland Musical director: Toby Higgins Reviewer: David Guest Fighting against discrimination and changing the world through mad dreams could be the plot summary of any number of plays through the ages. At Charing Cross Theatre, whose productions are increasingly becoming unmissable under ...

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