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Singin’ in the Rain – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Writers: Betty Comden and Adolph Green Music/Lyrics: Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed Director: John Plews Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Stage productions of this classic 1951 MGM musical seem to come round almost as regularly as rainy summers, yet all of them must have to face up to the same conundrum - how can you top something when a definitive ...

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The Blonde Bombshells of 1943 – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Writer: Alan Plater Director: John Plews Reviewer: Maryam Philpott A schoolgirl, an army driver and a nun walk into an audition… no, this isn’t the start of an elaborate joke but the plot of The Blonde Bombshells of 1943 performed Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate. Europe is at war and several members of an all-female band have been lured ...

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Avenue Q – Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London

Director: John Plews Writers: Robert Lopez/Jeff Marx/Jeff Whitty Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] Avenue Q has hit London's fringe - a musical that left the West End too soon in 2010 (after just four years), while much duller 'classics' have run and run. It is the perfect show for people who don't think they like musicals - funny, irreverent, accessible and ...

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