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Dreamboats and Petticoats – Wimbledon

Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by Roz Carter There’s nothing nicer than seeing a completely full auditorium enjoying themselves at a good ol’ fashioned show. At the New Wimbledon Theatre the auditorium is packed to the rafters with little old ladies, rotary club members, girls on a night out and a smattering of drama students, all excited […]

Very Pleasant Sensations

Rating *** Reviewed by Tony Peters Set in 1937, writer Paul Guest’s first play tells the story of a meeting at London’s Jermyn Street Bathhouse between writers Christopher Isherwood and W H Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten. The baths were a notorious place of liaison for the city’s gay men and Guest’s scenario has […]

WAG the Musical

Wilma’s Rating **** Is WAG the musical as awful as it sounds? I went to watch it with low hopes and very low expectations and it was every bit as awful as I thought it would be. But before you think…. ‘Oh dear, this is a bad review’ let me tell you that I didn’t […]

Luke Allen-Gale

Luke Allen-Gale is currently playing the role of Nick in The American Plan at St James Theatre in Victoria. Luke trained at Drama Centre London. His theatre credits include: It’s Raining Cows (Roundhouse); Hours ‘til Autumn (Tristan Bates Theatre). Credits whilst training include: The Sam Wanamaker Festival (Shakespeare’s Globe); Twelfth Night; The Herbal Bed; The […]

Dirty Dancing

Wilma’s Rating *** Piccadilly Theatre – 18th July 2013 Until 22 February 2014 I’ve never been a fan of Dirty Dancing. I didn’t like the film and I didn’t like the show last time around at the Aldwych Theatre. I hoped perhaps third time around something would spark inside me that I had never felt […]

Skin Tight

Rating ***** Reviewed by Michaela Clement-Hayes Park Theatre – 18th July 2013 She’s leaving. We don’t know where. We don’t know why. But we know that she loves him. Passionately. Violently. Dangerously. Tom and Elizabeth are childhood sweethearts. They’ve grown up together, taken first steps together and loved each other, together. But their journey is […]

Macbeth

Rating **** Reviewed by Tony Peters The Globe Theatre Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Eve Best Two years on from her triumphant performance as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, actress Eve Best returns to The Globe for her directorial debut with this often mesmerising production of Shakespeare’s darkest tale. While Kenneth Branagh is […]

The Color Purple

Rating ***** Reviewed by Michaela Clement-Hayes Menier Chocolate Factory – 17th July 2013 When an acclaimed novel is turned into a musical, the worry is always that it will lose its charm and the story will be overpowered by the music and vision of the creative team. Happily though, The Color Purple is one of […]

Skin Tight

Angela Bull & John Schumacher Interviewed by Michaela Clement-Hayes   What should people expect from Skin Tight? Angela: It’s a memory play about a couple – childhood sweethearts at the end of their journey. It’s about all the things that they should have said to each other but never did. It’s their last chance. John: […]

The Three Musketeers

Rating *** Reviewed by Michaela Clement-Hayes The Three Musketeers – St James Theatre – 13th July 2013 An acapella comedy musical was the tagline for this production, which obviously is incredibly intriguing. So with anticipation we headed to the St James Theatre to see Barbershopera’s The Three Musketeers. Set in France, the story tells of […]

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