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BOOK REVIEW: An Odd Sock Story: Rose & Jan Hart, Elvira Grassia,

This charming and fun children’s story uses its engaging narrative to respectfully addresses some of the most challenging social issues of today, while its imaginative,...
Posted On 23 Mar 2017
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REVIEW: Out of Order@Theatre Royal

Ray Cooney’s 1990 comedy is standard issue farce: it’s basically ladies in negligees being shoved into cupboards. Not that there’s anything intrinsically wrong with this, it’s...
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REVIEW: Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf@Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Staunton continues to wow the West End in this stunning production. Given the calibre of casting and of writing, could director James Macdonald have gone wrong with this new...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Difficult Women: Roxane Gay

Gay takes us on a rollercoaster of lives, each seemingly dark but bursting with the light of strength, endurance and passion that allow the protagonists to rise above their...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Somebody to Love The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury

The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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REVIEW: Nell Gwyn: Theatre Royal

This was a warm and funny evening’s entertainment and a superb production of this delightful play by the Globe crew. Certainty worth getting out and watching and being...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017
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REVIEW: Rambert: Ghost Dances and others

As usual with the Rambert their superb attention to details coupled with the passion and commitment of these young talented dancers combines to give a gripping evening...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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REVIEW: A Midsummer Night’s Dream@Young Vic

With the whole cast of 14 on stage for the full two hours of this production, and with it taking place on a stage full of mud, you’d be forgiven for thinking this play was set...
Posted On 25 Feb 2017
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REVIEW: Not Dead Enough: Theatre Royal

In twenty-five years’ of theatregoing you tend to forget things. How many Hamlets have I seen? I’ve certainly seen two Hedda Gablers. Or was it a Hedda and a Miss Julie?...
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REVIEW: Lord of the Dance – Dangerous Games @ Brighton Centre

Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games returned to the Brighton Centre last night, 20 years after Flatley launched the original Lord of the Dance following...
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REVIEW: Pirates of Penzance @ ENO

This delightful and vivid production is warm enough to please the fans, clean enough to please the critics and fresh enough to draw in a new curious crowd this is smooth and...
Posted On 10 Feb 2017
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REVIEW: Gaslight @ Theatre Royal

Tightly written, well-acted and delightfully compact production with a few well timed thrills, Gaslight is a lovely night out and worth trotting along to if you fancy some...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty and a little prick at the Old Ship

It is tricky when you try to change the format of any tried and tested product to bring your audience along with you.
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OPERA REVIEW: Rigoletto @ ENO

A tragic story of jealousy, vengeance and sacrifice, Rigoletto is one of Verdi’s most popular operas. Jonathan Miller’s much-loved ‘Mafia’ production makes a welcome return to...
Posted On 06 Feb 2017
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