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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  – The London Palladium

Book and Lyrics: Tim Rice Music:Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Way, way back many decades ago, not long after Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice began, a musical phenomenon was born in a school hall. More than 50 years later this gateway show to a lifelong love of theatre is back at the London Palladium for ...

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The King and I – London Palladium

Music: Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Director: Bartlett Sher Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Very few of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musicals come without problematic moments. One only has to think of Billy Bigelow’s wife beating ways, the admiration for Nellie Forbush’s daring to accept her lover’s two mixed-race children, or the cultural stereotyping that is embedded in the ...

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An Evening with Jason Robert Brown – London Palladium

Composer/Musical Director: Jason Robert Brown Reviewer: Ava Eldred Probably best known for his cult musicals The Last 5 Years and Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown has been contemporary musical theatre’s worst kept secret for the best part of a decade. This one-off outing, as part of BBC Radio’s prestigious Friday Night is Music Night, is a sophisticated ...

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Scooby-Doo Live Musical Mysteries – London Palladium

Writer: Theresa Borg Director: Theresa Borg Composer: Craig Bryant Reviewer: Deborah Parry Scooby Scooby-Doo, where are you? Well, turns out he's landed on the stage of the London Palladium and he's learned some pretty snazzy dance moves and songs too. This new production - based on the classic Hannah-Barbera cartoon, that many of us will remember from our own childhoods, ...

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Stanley Clarke & Hiromi Duo – London Palladium

Musician/Performer/Composer:Stanley Clarke,Hiromi Uehara Reviewer: Georgina Newman If you know the world of contemporary jazz then you'll surely know the work of four-time Grammy Award winner Stanley Clarke and the equally extraordinaryHiromi Uehara.Philadelphia-born bassist Clarke is a household name, and after 40 years in the business, he's still polishing his reputation as a virtuoso bass player.Clarke has been brightening the jazz ...

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Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games – London Palladium

Director: Michael Flatley Choreographer: Michael Flatley Composer: Gerard Fahy Reviewer: Glen Pearce 20 years ago Michael Flatley burst onto the world stage as lead dancer for the interval act of the Eurovision Song Contest. That seven minute excerpt spawned an international fascination with Irish Dance creating mega hits Riverdance and then Flatley’s own Lord of the Dance franchise. That format ...

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NEWS: I Can’t Sing! to close after two month run

Billed as one of the biggest West End musicals in years, I Can’t Sing! at the London Palladium has tonight announced that it will close on Saturday 10th May. Having opened on the 26th March to a series of strong reviews, the show – based on the X Factor was expected to become a major hit but producers have announced ...

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Eat Pray Laugh! Barry Humphries’ Farewell Tour – London Palladium

Writer: Barry Humphries Director: Simon Phillips Reviewer: Alex Ramon [rating:4] The last time Barry Humphries graced the UK stage it was as “Fairy Edna, the Saviour of London” in the 2011 New Wimbledon Theatre pantomime, where his most beloved character made her entrance by being hoisted across the auditorium, wearing an unforgettable Union Jack frock and tossing gladioli to the ...

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