Bat Out of Hell, Dominion Theatre

Back by feverishly popular demand, Jim Steinman’s mega-musical is no longer in danger of alarming unsuspecting operagoers. A year on from its Coliseum debut, this indisputably bonkers show moves to the West End venue it was surely always destined for – that lingeringly inhabited by its rock operatic forebear. The Queen is dead; long live the Loaf.

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Chicago, Phoenix Theatre

Chicago‘s hit West End revival ­- which featured a constant revolving door of big names – closed in 2012 after almost 15 years. Now, it returns with the requisite stunt casting (Cuba Gooding Jr), but also with a cast of triple-threat stalwarts who illustrate the enduring strengths of this whip-smart, black-hearted musical.

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Tina, Aldwych Theatre

It is, perhaps, a tale that suffers from overfamiliarity. Tina Turner’s rags-to-riches story – from humble beginnings as little Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her discovery, reinvention and sickening abuse by husband and manager Ike Turner, and finally her rebirth as a solo rock’n’roll star – is the stuff of showbiz legend. This new glossy but pedestrian West End musical adds little to the established narrative.

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BWW Interview: Emma Williams

The actress discusses her role in the new musical version of An Officer and a Gentleman.

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Tina leads April’s Top 10 new London shows

From a buzzy new musical to returning favourites.

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BWW Interview: Bunny Christie and Tony Grech-Smith

The designer and NT Live broadcast director on, respectively, creating Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre and translating it to screen.

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Ask the experts

Three smart travellers share their wisdom: for the stylish, tech-savvy and intellectually curious.

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BWW Interview: Jonny Labey

The actor discusses his role in the West End production of Strictly Ballroom The Musical.

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BWW Interview: Adrian Lester

The actor discusses his role in Mike Bartlett’s TV drama Trauma.

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Picasso, Lady Bird, Mary Stuart and West Cork

On my March MoveTo Town and Country Arts page:

  • Exhibition Pablo Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’ graces Tate Modern
  • Film The mother-daughter relationship deftly captured by Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird
  • Theatre Robert Icke’s Mary Stuart presents history as a modern political thriller
  • Commuter corner The latest must-binge true crime podcast: Audible’s West Cork

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