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Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story – Greenwich Theatre, London

Book, Music and Lyrics: Stephen Dolginoff Director: Guy Retallack Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Everyone feels superior at some point – whether it be rolling your eyes at the person who fails to stand on the correct side of the escalator, the person in your office with no general knowledge, or even the friends who repeatedly makes disastrous life choices. These ...

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Broke – Greenwich Theatre, London

Director: Jemma McDonnell Reviewer: Vicki Taylor   Leeds based theatre company The Paper Birds are known for their verbatim performances exploring social and political issues. Their latest offering, Broke, shines a much needed light on poverty and debt in the UK. This is heavy subject matter but they’ve have managed to create a performance which is surprisingly playful and yet ...

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Altar Boyz – Greenwich Theatre, London

Book, music and lyrics: Kevin Del Aguila, Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker Director: Steven Dexter Reviewer: Jessica Gray Lively, joyous and evangelical pop musical Altar Boyz, which was a smash hit Off-Broadway success with a five year run, has finally made its way to the UK with its British premiere at the Greenwich Theatre directed by Steven Dexter (Loserville) ...

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Faust – Greenwich Theatre, London

Music/Lyrics: David Hewson Writer: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (Translated by John R Williams) Adaptor: John Ward Director: John Ward Reviewer: Jessica Gray Without a doubt Goethe’s most famous story, Faust is a heavy-going, intricate tale perhaps more at home on paper than on stage due to its twists and turns, its language and its subject matter. Despite of the complexity ...

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The Muddy Choir – Greenwich Theatre, London

Writer: Jesse Briton Director: Natalie Wilson Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The First World War retains a particular emotional hold in Britain and its experience is one that provokes a keener sense of pity and sorrow than any other conflict. Understandably, therefore, in this centenary year a number of new interpretations are being brought to the stage in order to understand what ...

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NEWS: Altar Boyz gets UK premiere at Greenwich

Off-Broadway hit musical Altar Boyz will make its UK Premiere at Greenwich Theatre this October. Having run for five years and over 2,000 performances off-Broadway, Altar Boyz will run for just 14 performances in Greenwich from October 3. Following a fictitious boy-band on the last night of their Raise the Praise tour, a smash hit of the bingo hall circuit. ...

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Avenue Q – Greenwich Theatre, London

Music and lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book: Jeff Whitty Director: Cressida Carré Reviewer: Ian Foster Since co-writing Avenue Q in 2002 with Jeff Marx and book-writer Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez’s career has sky-rocketed with the mega-musical The Book of Mormon and Disney behemoth Frozen so the opportunity to revisit life with the puppets in the less salubrious parts ...

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Him With His Foot In His Mouth – Greenwich Theatre, London

Writer: Saul Bellow Director: Jack McNamara Reviewer: Jon Wainwright Throughout his life, Harry Shawmut has suffered from a self-diagnosed “hysterical syndrome” that means he’s forever putting his foot in his mouth. When he learns that a rich, old patron of the arts is writing her memoirs, he can’t help blurting out: “With a typewriter or a calculator?” He never intentionally ...

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