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Reared – Theatre 503, London

Writer: John Fitzpatrick Director: Sarah Davey-Hull Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Out with the old, in with the new seems to be the rather strange theme of John Fitzpatrick’s new play Rearedpremiering at Theatre 503, which deals with the Malthusian idea of surplus population in one small house in suburban London. With an ageing population placing greater pressures on societal resources this ...

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Sweet Charity – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Book: Neil Simon Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Dorothy Fields Director: Derek Bond Reviewer: Tate James This musical theatre comedy makes a sweet Christmas treat at the Royal Exchange. When Sweet Charity burst onto the Broadway Stage in the 60s, it encapsulated the spirit of the decade and, 50 years later, it still charms and delights as we follow our happy-go-lucky ...

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As You Like It – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

  Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   As You Like It isn’t one of Shakespeare’s better plays, although it is a very popular one. Its narrative is rather thin and most of the characters lack a rounded depth - that is not to say it is a bad play but the comedies are in some ways ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part III

And as we come to our final part of our 2014 preview of shows in and around the UK and Ireland we ask our regional editors in the North West, London, and along the South Coast what productions are getting them excited over the course of the year. Do you agree? What are you most looking forward to? Share your ...

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Putting it Together – St. James’ Theatre, London

Composer: Steven Sondheim Director: Alastair Knights Reviewer: Fran Beaton Janie Dee is fabulous and beautiful. Anything she is in is worth watching. Add to that the incredibly talented Damian Humbley and you find yourself watching a five-star show. Putting it Together comprises of songs from a variety of Sondheim musicals, merged into one with a vague story linking it up. ...

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Lizzie Siddal – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Jeremy Green Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:4] Elizabeth Siddal is arguably the most famous face of pre-Raphaelite painting. Well-recognised as Rossetti’s first muse and the subject of thousands of his portraits, she was immortalised in one of the most significant paintings of the period, posing as the drowned Ophelia in Millais’ painting of the same name. Jeremy ...

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CD REVIEW: Singin’ in the Rain – 2012 London Cast

Producers: Robert Scott &Larry Blank for Chichester Festival Theatre and Stage Entertainment Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:4] In the 6oth anniversary year of the ever popular, all singing, all dancing film, Singin’ in the Rain, what better way to celebrate than with a 2012 London Cast recording? A cast recording that is, indeed, a fitting tribute to that iconic film. As ...

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