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Shangri-La – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer: Amy Ng Director: Charlotte Westenra Reviewer: Stephen Bates In James Hilton’s 1933 novel, Lost Horizon, Shangri-La was a fictional valley described as “mystical” and “harmonious”. Amy Ng sets her debut full-length play in a real Shangri-La and then questions whether anything in the world can be considered authentic anymore. Set in 2014 and jumping back a dozen or so ...

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The Return Of The Soldier – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Music: Charles Miller Lyrics: Tim Sanders Director: Charlotte Westenra Musical Director: Simon Lambert Reviewer: Lucy Thackray The artwork for The Return of the Soldier is misleading. It appears to show the soldier of the title in No Man’s Land, adrift on the battlefield, so it’s surprising (and welcome) to find that this is a musical about the discomfort of a ...

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NEWS: The Return of the Soldier casting announced

Casting has been announced for the world première of The Return of The Soldier, Tim Sanders and Charles Miller’s musical that will open at the Jermyn Street Theatre from 2 September. Stewart Clarke (Ghost, Loserville and Godspell) will lead the company in the rôle of Captain Christopher Baldry. Starting alongside Clarke will be Zoe Rainey, Laura Pitt-Pulfolrd, Michael Matus, and ...

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NEWS: The Return of the Soldier gets full professional production

Following a workshop production at the 2104 From Page to Stage Festival curated by Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment earlier in the year at The Landor Theatre, Tim Sanders and Charles Miller’s musical The Return of the Soldier based on Rebecca West’s celebrated 1918 novel will get a limited professional production at the Jermyn Street Theatre in September. This intensely ...

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Venice Preserv’d – Paynes and Borthwick Wharf, London

Writer: Thomas Otway Director: Charlotte Westenra Reviewer: Nichola Daunton New company the Spectators’ Guild, aim to do for London theatre what Secret Cinema have done for film. Producer Harry Ross and production designer Helen Scarlett O’Neill have previously worked on Secret Cinema projects so they have experience of sniffing out abandoned or partially constructed venues. For their first outing, a ...

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Blair’s Children – Cockpit Theatre, London

Writers: April de Angelis, Georgia Fitch, Anders Lustgarten, Mark Norfolk and Paula B Stanic Director: Charlotte Westenra Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:3] Fringe theatre, The Cockpit, in Marylebone is a venue intent on producing high quality productions that also provoke debate. With a new series entitled Theatre of Ideas they are particularly interested in how theatre can push boundaries politically. New ...

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