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Come From Away  – Phoenix Theatre, London

Book, Music and Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein Director:  Christopher Ashley Reviewer:  Richard Maguire It’s surprising that this Tony-nominated musical has taken so long to reach London. Come From Away, about plane passengers diverted on the day of 9/11, is the perfect show to thaw the cynicism of our current times. When America closed its airspace after the attack ...

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There’s Nothin’ Like a Dame – Cadogan Hall, London

Musical Director: Adam Hoskins Reviewer: Scott Matthewman This one-off concert was, as emcee Lucy Dreaver reminded us on more than one occasion, a celebration of one hundred years of women in musical theatre. The reasoning for the rounding to an exact century is not clear – there’s certainly nothing in the 1918 musical calendar of particular note, unless one wishes ...

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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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CD REVIEW: The Last Ship – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Reviewer: Holly Spanner Written by 16 time Grammy winner Sting, The Last Ship is inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences. The musical marks Sting’s debut as a Broadway composer, with the show premiering at the Neil Simon Theater on 26th October 2014 where it ran for almost three months following a 33 day run at the Bank of America Theatre ...

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Farragut North – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Beau Willimon Director: Guy Unsworth Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:3.5] Farragut North is the Washington Metro station that is the drop off point for people working in think tanks, lobby companies and advocacy groups in the US. As play names go, it’s hard to find one more oblique, given that the play isn’t set in the district, but is set ...

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10 minutes with… Rachel Tucker

Rachel Tucker rose to fame on the BBC talent show I’d Do Anything, where she reached the semi-final. Stints in West End musical titans We Will Rock You and Wicked followed, and now she is tackling two new projects: her first album, The Reason, and a political drama, Farragut North. Lucy Thackray caught up with her about how she’s dealt ...

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West End Heroes – Dominion Theatre, London

Reviewer: Kat Pope [rating:5] Keeping people standing outside in the foyer for well over half an hour isn’t a good start to any evening, but people were forgiving for last night’s West End Heroes as it was a one-off charity gala concert for Help for Heroes on the stage where We Will Rock You has lived for over a decade. ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Louise Dearman

Louise Dearman is about to make history by being the first actress in the world to have played the rôles of both Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked. Lucy Thackray caught up with her about her solo work and getting her green on. Congratulations on going back into Wicked, as Elphaba this time (Louise played Glinda in the show from 2010-2011). ...

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