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Music That Matters

Rating **** Reviewed by Michaela Clement-Hayes Union Theatre – 26th August 2013 There’s nothing more attractive than a man with a warm Scottish accent. Except for a Scotsman who can sing. Well, Kieran Brown has it all. Not only does he look fabulous in a sparkly waistcoat and matching shoes, but he has a voice […]

Chimerica

Wilma’s Rating ***** FOLLOWING A SOLD-OUT RUN AT THE ALMEIDA THEATRE, THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED CHIMERICA HAS TRANSFERRED TO THE HAROLD PINTER THEATRE THIS SUMMER FOR A STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON. The thing I love most about theatre blogging is that sometimes I get invited to see shows that I would never usually choose to go and see. […]

Velma Celli

Rating ***** Reviewed by Michaela Clement-Hayes Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square – 22nd August 2013 You can’t help but feel a pang of jealousy when you’re in a casino watching a drag act who has better legs and hair than you could ever dream of. But when this is combined with fab musical numbers, comedy and […]

Dirty Laundry

Rating *** Reviewed by Alex Foott Written by Rachel Hirons Directed by Kat Hoult Performance date – Mon 19th Aug 2013 Over the past decade, the British public has been subjected to television’s desperate attempt to revive the celebrated sitcoms of the 1990s. Though intended to reacquaint us with the hilarity of comedy classics such […]

Here. the 99%

Rating ** Reviewed by Tony Peters The title of BackHere! Theatre’s showcase for new young writers highlights the fact that the majority of the nation’s wealth is in the hands of just 1% of the population, while the rest are left struggling with increasing economic hardship and the effects of cuts. The seven short plays […]

Piff the Magic Dragon

Rating **** Reviewed by Ed Theakston For anyone who still has that part inside of them that longs to believe, this hilarious show from Piff the Magic Dragon will leave you with a firmly cemented belief in conjury and magic of all kinds. A hilarious combination of standup routine and magic show, Piff (John Van […]

Ginger Nation

Rating *** Reviewed by Alex Foott Performance date – Sun 18th Aug 2013 A gleaming smile, warm words of welcome and some fervent nodding greet us as we filter in to the space. Indicating the bar and ushering us to our seats, Shawn Hitchins’ goofy and childlike energy is both disarming and refreshingly personal. His […]

Pipe Dream

Kieran Brown and Charlotte Scott are both currently appearing in the UK premiere of Rodgers and Hammersteins Pipe Dream at the Union Theatre. They recently say down with West End Wilma to talk about themselves, the show and musical theatre in general. Click here to see who else has had Tea With Wilma

Warde Street

Rating **** Reviewed by Michaela Clement-Hayes Warde Street – Tristan Bates Theatre – 20th August 2013 It’s always unnerving when a sign outside a theatre entrance warns you that the guns fired in the performance are filled with blanks. Later, when said gun was pointing directly at me, I was glad of this prior knowledge! […]

Stuart: A Life Backwards

Rating *** Reviewed by Alex Foott Hightide Festival Theatre Written by Jack Thorne (adapted from Alexander Masters’ book of the same name) Directed by Mark Rosenblatt Performance date – Sat 17th Aug 2013 Creating a theatre adaptation of a celebrated book or film is always an exciting process. It gives a company huge scope to […]

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