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Kissing Frogs – Landor Theatre, London

Writer: Sophie Osborne Director: John Garfield-Roberts Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Jess is approaching 30, and single. Very single. And although she’s not been unsuccessful in having drunken, one-night encounters, now she’s on the lookout for a boyfriend. So begins Sophie Osborne’s self-penned monologue about modern life as a single girl. And so we have the speed dating scene, the disgust with ...

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Devilish – Landor Theatre, London

Music:BB Cooper Book and Lyrics:Chris Burgess Director:Marc Urquhart Choreographer:Adam Scown Musical Director:Ian MacGregor Reviewer: Stephen Bates   “It was an ordinary day…” chant the folk of Clapham, South-WestLondon, signalling that the extraordinary is about to happen. Indeed it is, as an angel descends to Earth in front of their eyes. It is also an ordinary opening song that sets the ...

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NEWS: Landor takes to the ice for Christmas

London's Landor Theatre is treading new ground, or more accurately new ice this Christmas. For the first time ever in an Off-West End Venue, the Landor’s Christmas show, Bewitchment on Black Ice will feature professional skating on synthetic ice. Created especially for this production, Bewitchment on Black Ice tells the tale of a Princess who fell in love, had her ...

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Romance, Romance – Landor Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Barry Harman Music: Keith Herrmann Director: Robert McWhir Reviewer: Stephen Bates   “Guess what’s all the rage again, taking centre stage again” we are asked at the beginning of both acts of this musical revival. The answer in each case is, of course, “romance”. This is a show of two distinct halves and we must assume that ...

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Landor Theatre, London

Book: Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan New Music: Jeanine Tesori New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan Director: Matthew Iliffe Reviewer: Stephen Bates   The Landor is at it again, condensing a big Broadway musical to fit into its small space. However, the theatre has earned its reputation from working on shows that have mostly been far better than this one, so much ...

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Sincerely Yours – Landor Theatre, London

Writer: Sarah O’Connor Director: Robert McWhir Reviewer: Stephen Bates The sea of poppies surrounding the Tower of London last Autumn gave a poignant reminder as to how the nation’s wartime efforts still touch our hearts and images of those poppies are the starting point for this show. Sadly, few of those who lived through World War II as adults are ...

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The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Landor Theatre, London

Book, Music and Lyrics: Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn Director: Robert McWhir Reviewer: Stephen Bates     It’s time to pop Champagne corks. Here we have a brand new British musical that does not simply recycle old hits and is not adapted from a film, a play or a novel. Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn conceived and developed this show ...

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In the Dead of Night – Landor Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Claudio Macor Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Film noir has just got plus noir. While in Hollywood researching his last show, The Tailor- Made Man, writer/director Claudio Macor began asking himself the question: what would classic films of the 40s and 50s have been like if they could have escaped the straitjacket of the dreaded Hay’s Code, which ...

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