Tag Archives | Stewart Nicholls

Robert J. Sherman’s new musical Bumblescratch – special charity gala performance

On Sunday 4 September 2016 there will be a special gala charity concert of Robert J. Sherman’s new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre. This performance is in aid of Variety, the children’s charity, and is staged as part of commemorations for the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which raged in the East End for four days […]

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Bar Mitzvah Boy – Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Bar Mitzvah Boy continues at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London until 10 April. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ There can surely be no better time to revive a musical that combines the skills of Jule Styne and Don Black than 2016. Composer Styne’s Gypsy and Funny Girl have been successfully revived […]

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Bar Mitzvah Boy – Aria Entertainment presents rare London revival in 2016

Aria Entertainment is presenting a rare revival of the musical Bar Mitzvah Boy which will run for six weeks at London’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre from Thursday 3 March to Sunday 10 April (press night is 10 March). Jack Rosenthal adapted his award-winning 1976 TV play (British Academy Best Play Award and Broadcasting Press […]

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The Jewish Legends – Upstairs at the Gatehouse

The Jewish Legends continues at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London until 12 September. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Upstairs at the Gatehouse is housed within one of north London’s oldest establishments, the auditorium having hosted concerts, balls and jazz since 1895. It seems apt that a cabaret show centring around some of the most […]

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Love Birds – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Love Birds runs at the Pleasance 2 until 31 August. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Robbie Sherman – the third generation of songwriter in the successful Sherman clan – keeps the spirit of his father and grandfather alive in a new family-friendly show packed with parrots, penguins and plenty of toe-tapping tunes. Love […]

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The Jewish Legends – Upstairs at the Gatehouse

The Jewish Legends continues at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London, until 15 March. Star rating: 3 stars ★ ★ ★ Where to start with The Jewish Legends? There are so darn many of them this idea for a show, the great Jewish talents who have graced showbusiness down the years, could run longer than EastEnders. Part One gives us […]

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Free As Air – Finborough Theatre

Free As Air continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 21 October. Free As Air, originally produced at the Savoy Theatre in 1957, was the musical that the composer Julian Slade and his co lyricist-author Dorothy Reynolds wrote while Salad Days, their first collaboration, was still playing at the Vaudeville Theatre across the way in the Strand. It […]

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