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Frozen – St James Theatre, New York

Music/Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Book: Jennifer Lee Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: John Roberts It would be safe to assume that anything Disney puts its name to, would be a hit, but that’s not quite true when it comes to Broadway for every Lion King, there was its Tarzan, for every Beauty and the Beast there was its Little ...

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RENT – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Jonathan Larson Director: Bruce Guthrie Choreography: Lee Proud Reviewer: Christy Ku Based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème, RENT follows the story of a group of young artists struggling to survive and live their bohemian lifestyles in New York City. Meanwhile, the HIV/AIDS epidemic rages on, affecting everyone they love and tearing their lives apart. This new production celebrates the 20th anniversary of ...

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Exposure The Musical – St James’ Theatre, London

Music, Book and Lyrics: Mike Dyer Director: Phil Wilmott Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The term “photojournalism” covers anything from documenting wars, famines and other tragedies around the world, to long-lens exposés of celebrities and their foibles. This is the world in which Mike Dyer’s mess of a musical recycles the “temptation by the Devil” trope, in a musical in which the ...

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My Mother Said I Never Should – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Charlotte Keatley Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Stephen Bates   A century of enfranchisement and emancipation has altered the role of women in our society irreversibly. Charlotte Keatley’s family drama, written in the late 1980s, surveys nine decades and four generations of women to examine how the challenges of balancing work, marriage and motherhood have been affected by change. The ...

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Forever Plaid – St James’ Theatre, London

  Writer: Stuart Ross Director: Grant Murphy Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The 50s and 60s are seen as a time of considerable cultural change in Britain and America with the emergence of ‘the teenager’ and all it entailed from rock n’ roll music to leather jackets and quiffs. But underneath of all this, a more family-friendly type of music continued ...

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NEWS: Tate & John-Wilson to headline Miss Atomic Bomb at St James’

TV Comedian Catherine Tate will join Dean John-Wilson who is soon to be joining the cast of Disney’s Aladdin at the Palace Theatre in the World Premiere of new musical Miss Atomic Bomb at St James’ Theatre from 7 March – 9 April 2016. The new musical has been written by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long and will ...

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Around The World In 80 Days – St James Theatre, London

The cast of Around The World in 80 Days at St James Theatre, London

Writer: Jules Verne Adaptor: Laura Eason Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   Squeezing a story as eventful and action-packed as Jules Verne’s Around The World In 80 Days into just two hours might sound as impossible a feat as Phileas Fogg managing to circumnavigate the globe in just two and a half months but, like Verne’s top-hatted protagonist, Lucy ...

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