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WAG! The Musical – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Belvedere Pashun Music and Lyrics: Grant Martin, Thomas Giron-Towers and Tony Bayliss Director: Alison Pollard Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:1.5] Hounded by paparazzi, courted by fashion houses, WAGs (wives and girlfriends, usually of highly paid footballers) have become the icons of modern celebrity culture. But for every one of them there are thousands of aspiring WAGs, ladies who are willing ...

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Blind Date – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Creator: Rebecca Northan Reviewer: Robert Cottingham [rating:3] The mere mention of Blind Date instantly calls to mind Saturday evenings spent in front of the television with Cilla Black, but this new play by Rebecca Northan is something else altogether.In fact it’s stretching things to call this a play since as the blind date of the title doesn’t turn up, Mimi ...

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Dear World – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writers: Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee Music and Lyrics: Jerry Herman Director and Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3] Jerry Herman clearly has a liking for formidable middle-aged ladies. Having struck gold with Hello, Dolly! and Mame, he chose to adapt The Madwoman of Chaillot, a play by Jean Girardoux and this musical is the result. But sadly, ...

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BLOG: Resting Actress – Hoe Hoe Hoe

It’s here, yes folks, you can ignore it like a Lloyd Webber flop but the festive season is upon us and unlike most of my fellow competitors I have been assisting the man of the moment, the fat man who can make all your dreams come true just for one small glass of sherry. No, not David Grindrod, I have ...

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Vieux Carré – Charing Cross Theatre, London

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Robert Chevara Reviewer: Alex Ramon [Rating:4] 722 Toulouse Street was the location of the insalubrious rooming house in the Old Quarter of New Orleans where Tennessee Williams lodged in the late 1930s; the playwright made his encounters and experiences there the subject of several of his early short stories, and also of Vieux Carré, a play ...

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