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Company leads October’s Top 10 new London shows

From gender-flipped Sondheim to David Hare and Martin McDonagh. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre

Women’s football, immigration and multiculturalism: Gurinder Chadha’s new musical couldn’t be more pertinent, right? Well, yes and no. Like her original film, writer/director Chadha keeps the action in 2002, meaning there’s no UKIP, no IS and no FIFA meltdown. Threats … Continue reading

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Fusion confusion

Proving Strictly is for life, not just for Christmas, new Brazilian stage show Brazouka is a collaboration between an ex-judge and ex-contestant. Writer Pamela Stephenson-Connolly discovered novel form lambazouk and the rags-to-riches tale of leading advocate Braz dos Santos, and, together … Continue reading

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Trouble shared

Owen McCafferty’s spellbinding study of violence, truth and forgiveness has gained extra resonance since its 2012 premiere at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. In fact, its appearance at the Soho seems almost eerily appropriate, coming as it does in the wake of Gerry … Continue reading

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Extra time

The creators of The Beautiful Game have no truck with subtext. If there’s a point to be made, they will make it, in firm dialogue, in overt lyrics, and then in dialogue again, just to be sure. That leaves us in no doubt … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking Week 3

And so to Luuuuuurve Week, meaning the set became a nauseating shrine to DIY bargain-basement tackiness. Why? Truly, we may never know. It’s up there with the great mysteries of the age, like what was really in that briefcase in Pulp … Continue reading

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