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Apologia leads August’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry drama to musical revivals and family-friendly fun. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Top 10 London Family Shows

Struggling to fill the school holidays, and no luck getting Cursed Child tickets? Fear not – there are plenty of fantastic London theatre options for family audiences. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare’s Globe

“Comedy, love and a bit with a dog,” counselled Henslowe in Stoppard’s Shakespeare in Love, and his populist advice is taken to heart in this broad, bawdy, big-hearted farce untroubled by nuanced characterisation or context. Jessica Swale’s modern-language Restoration romp ensures a … Continue reading

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A right royal farce

There are two main routes for ye olde historical drama: authentic but worthy, or winningly presented hogwash (see: The Tudors, The Borgias, The Simpsons). The White Queen, sadly, is neither. This Mills & Boon take on the Wars of the … Continue reading

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In the shadow of Python

Goodman and Charles Productions’ The Sword and the Dope enters a crowded marketplace. Improbable as it may seem, the (loosely) historical, satirical, musical extravaganza has become theatrical dynamite, largely thanks to that West End juggernaut forever associated with wartime luncheon meat. To … Continue reading

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