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The Tinderbox – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Mandy Holliday as the Old Witch in The Tinderbox at London's Charing Cross Theatre

Writer: Hans Christian Andersen Adaptor: Mandy Holliday Director: Abbi Pickard Price Choreographer: Lily Hone Above our heads, trains rumble to the southern suburbs. and on the compact Charing Cross stage, beyond the footlights, giant untitled tomes, which double inventively as doors and windows, with more books, pop-up this time, for the tree-tops. Mandy Holliday’s take on The Tinderbox is some ...

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Piaf- Charing Cross Theatre, London

Production image of Piaf

Writer:Pam Gems Director:Jari Laakso Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh Piaf tells the story of the once legendary woman Edith Piaf (played to perfection by Cameron Leigh), whose life, relatively short at just forty-seven was full of more drama than one cares to imagine. Raised in a brothel by her grandmother, following her mother’s abandonment at birth, she is understandably common, uncouth, and ...

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Dusty – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Duncan Sibbald, Kim Weild and Chris Cowley Director: Chris Cowey Reviewer: Paul Ackroyd   The programme claims that this show is distinctive from previous shows about Dusty Springfield because “ Dusty is the star of the show”. Actually the technology is the star. The set is dominated by a large screen on which are projected throughout the production images ...

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NEWS: Boys of the Barricade to storm Charing Cross Theatre

West End star Scott Garnham (Les Miserables, Made in Dagenham, I Can’t Sing) and Simon Schofield’s musical theatre super-group Boys of the Barricade will officially launch with a debut concert at the Charing Cross Theatre in the heart of London’s Theatreland on Sunday 26th July. The group was created to showcase some of the world’s finest male voices from the ...

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The Mikado – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: W.S. Gilbert Composer: Arthur Sullivan Director: Thom Sutherland Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Death, dictatorship and cruel punishments may not be everyone’s idea of a good night at the theatre, but The Mikado serves all these things with a lightly comic musical wrapping. This new production at the Charing Cross Theatre stays in Japan but enhances the frivolity by relocating ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 22nd September 2014

An eclectic mix of shows have been chosen for you this week by our regional editors – a mix of new plays, revivals and dance cover topics from World War I, Witchcraft and the Builders Strike. As always we would love to know if you have seen any of our picks, or you if you want to recommend anything yourself. ...

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Long Story Short – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Lee Anderson, Adam Foster and Andrew Whyment Director: Andrew Whyment Reviewer: Michael Gray     How do we choose to consume the news ? This timely piece suggests some answers, raises many questions and keeps its audience intrigued for a tense 90 minutes. “We theatricalise the state of our mediatised lives…” There are moments near the beginning, when News ...

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