Guildford School of Acting – Fabulous 50

Fabulous 50 is performed by Guildford School of Acting musical theatre students at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre until 22 July. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This brilliantly put-together celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University of Surrey by its current musical theatre students, both undergraduate and post-graduate, is a delight […]

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Union Theatre to stage Salad Days 63 years after its West End debut

Classic British musical Salad Days will return to London next month over six decades since it made its West End debut. Reimagined for the Union Theatre later this month, director Bryan Hodgson’s new production of the show which debuted in the capital in 1954 will play a strictly limited season at the Off-West End venue […]

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Highlights of next Live At Zédel season revealed

The European premiere of Ryan Scott Oliver’s Southern gothic thriller We Foxes Come and an appearance by US musical theatre rising star Joey Contreras are among the genre highlights at London’s Live At Zédel this September. Award-winning New York-based Oliver’s latest musical We Foxes Come will be performed as a one night only concert reading […]

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Grab ’Em By the Pussy – The Space

Grab ’Em By the Pussy was reviewed at The Space, London (the show also runs at The Monkey House in Camden from 9 to 12 August). Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Writer Caroline Buckley has penned a comic-surreal response to President Donald Trump’s ghastly boast to Billy Bush, cousin of former […]

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London Theatres – Michael Coveney and Peter Dazeley take readers on a tour with new book

Renowned theatre critic Michael Coveney has joined forces with leading photographer Peter Dazeley to take theatre lovers on a tour of London’s most iconic theatres. Published in September, London Theatres will offer a unique front of house and behind the scenes view of London’s world famous playhouses. With a forward by Mark Rylance, words by […]

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Committee… (A New Musical) – Donmar Warehouse

Committee… (A New Musical) or The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Takes Oral Evidence on Whitehall’s Relationship with Kids Company continues at the Donmar Warehouse, London until 12 August. Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ This evidence gathering session at the House of Commons select committee cries out for verbatim theatre. […]

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Fatherland – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Fatherland continues at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester until 22 July (and also plays the Lyric, Hammersmith from 25 May to 23 June 2018 as part of LIFT). Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ The creative trio behind this innovative Manchester International Festival production set out their stall very early on. Frantic […]

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The Woman in White – revival to be staged at Charing Cross Theatre

Acclaimed director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. A tempestuous tale of love, betrayal and greed, adapted from Wilkie Collins’ haunting Victorian thriller, this is the premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel’s […]

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Broadway musical Fun Home to open at Young Vic in June 2018

The Young Vic will host the UK premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fun Home, by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, from 18 June to 1 September 2018 (press night is 27 June). Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s celebrated 2006 graphic novel, made its debut at The Public Theater, New York in October […]

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Hair at The Vaults extends until January 2018

The eagerly-anticipated London run of the new 50th anniversary production of the classic rock musical Hair has been extended into January 2018. Opening at The Vaults in October, Hair will now play the distinctive subterranean arts venue in London’s Waterloo until Sunday 14 January. Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, the new production of the cult show […]

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Ruffelle, Huntley and Kemp to play new Pizza Express live venue

Frances Ruffelle, Tyrone Huntley and Martin Kemp are among the latest additions to the star-studded launch season line-up at restaurant chain Pizza Express’ latest London entertainment venue. Tickets are already on sale for An Audience With Martin Kemp on 31 August, West End favourite Ruffelle’s solo show I Say Yeh-Yeh on 3 September and Evening […]

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Yank! at the Charing Cross Theatre – exclusive new images

Off-Broadway musical Yank! has transferred to London’s Charing Cross Theatre this summer just months after its acclaimed UK premiere run at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre. Here’s a look at Musical Theatre Review official photographer Roy Tan’s exclusive production images. Second World War gay love story Yank! continues at the Charing Cross Theatre until Saturday 19 August. The musical has a book […]

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