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Ace of Clubs – Union Theatre, London

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Jack Thorpe-Baker Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Go through the doors of the Union Theatre in Southwark and you are transported back to 40s London and the Ace of Clubs, a seedy Soho nightclub filled with small-time crooks and servicemen on leave. Take your seat at one of the tables and peer across the smoky room as the ...

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Darling of the Day – Union Theatre, London

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: E.Y. ‘Yip’ Harburg Book: Nunnally Johnson Director: Paul Foster Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] The fear with shows that are receiving their UK premieres some 45 years after an abbreviated Broadway run is that there is a good reason that they have continued to languish in obscurity. But London’s fringe theatres have a good record in sorting ...

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Radio Times The Musical – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Book: Abi Grant &Alex Armitage Music: Noel Gay Choreographer: Alistair David Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:4.5] Radio Times The Musical is a joyous, overtly enjoyable and unforgettable show to watch, that leaves you uplifted and chock-full delightful, warm, entertaining memories. The show is set within Piccadilly’s Criterion Theatre during 1940’s war-torn London. The audience initially view the ...

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Radio Times – Derby Theatre

Music: Noel Gay Book: Abi Grant and Alex Armitage Director: Caroline Leslie Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4.5] As the nights are drawing in, what could be better than spending an evening enjoying the warm glow of some good, old-fashioned entertainment? Radio Times tells the story of a group of wartime radio entertainers, about to broadcast to America for the first time. ...

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