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The Stripper – St James Studio, London

Book: Carter Brown Music: Richard Hartley Lyrics: Richard O’Brien Director: Benji Sperring Reviewer: Stephen Bates “I’m interested in her deeply on a superficial level” a lascivious cop confides to the audience on first sight of Dolores, the voluptuous stripper of the title. The line places us instantly in the world of film noir and it is a pity that there ...

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Twist of Lemmon, St James Studio, London

Writer: Chris Lemmon Director: Hugh Wooldridge Reviewer:Andy Moseley It’s obviously hard having to follow a legendary father in his chosen profession. Before you get to that stage, it must be equally hard growing up being known as 'X’s son' rather than by your own first name. Add into that mix a father whose career, and the trappings of it, seemed ...

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Matthew Strachan & Guests – St James’ Studio, London

Matthew Strachan

Reviewer: Scott Matthewman When a musician is promoted based on his creation of a TV quiz show theme tune as his greatest achievement, it tends not to bode well. But for Matthew Strachan, composer of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s recognisable melody, it is merely his best-known work, and not necessarily the greatest example of his songwriting. Instead, Strachan’s ...

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INTERVIEW: Alexandra Da Silva

  The World Goes Round - The Songs of Kander &Ebb transfers to the St James Theatre andThe Reviews Hub‘s John Roberts caught up with Alexandra Da Silva just before the start of rehearsals Where did your love of musical theatre come from? Everyone has that special showor moment that happens to them at some point in their life, whether ...

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CD REVIEW: A Spoonful of Sherman

Music/Lyrics: The Sherman Brothers, Robert J Sherman, Al Sherman Director: Stewert Nicholls Conductor: Colin Billing Reviewer: Jackson Cooper It’s like hearing your childhood stripped down to 4 people, a narrator, and a piano. If your childhood could also be a history lesson of one of the most memorable, tuneful musical duos since Rodgers and Hammerstein, A Spoonful of Sherman offers ...

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Apartment 40C – St James Theatre Studio, London

Book and Lyrics: Ray Rackham Music: Tom Lees Director: Ray Rackham Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Although set in New York City, new musical Apartment 40C is a wholly British production. Created by Ray Rackham and Tom Lees, joint artistic directors of Fulham’s London Theatre Workshop, the musical was first work-shopped and produced at LTW in 2014, and is now enjoying a ...

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Jerry’s Girls – St James Studio, London

Music and lyrics: Jerry Herman Director: Kate Golledge Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Jerry Herman is what he is - a master of traditional Broadway musicals. He is also the creator of some formidable female characters, even if the best known of them are a little too seasoned to be called “girls” and, in the case of La Cage Aux Folles, ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Jerry’s Girls

Producers have today announced full casting for the London revival of musical revueJerry’s Girlswhich, 30 years after it opened on Broadway, will be revived in a limited two-week run at the St. James Studio from 3 to 15 March. Jerry’s Girls areAnna-Jane Casey, Ria JonesandSarah-Louise Young. Casey has recently been seen in Forbidden Broadway but other West End credits include ...

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