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Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, Lyric Theatre

How to demystify the icon that is Bob Marley, to separate the man from the mantles placed upon him: reggae superstar, Black hero, poetic advocate of peace and love, ganja-smoking Rasta inspiration, or cool dude splashed across T-shirts and posters … Continue reading

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West End musicals that celebrate great musicians and pop music

From the new Bob Marley musical to the return of Jersey Boys. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Hamlet, Young Vic

Like many shows, this Hamlet was long delayed by the pandemic. But Cush Jumbo, now a US TV star thanks to The Good Wife and The Good Fight, gives such a commanding lead performance – crystal clear in intention and riveting delivery – that it … Continue reading

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What If If Only, Royal Court

In between two mammoth outings (The Normal Heart at two hours 45, Hamlet at three hours 15), I caught Caryl Churchill’s new play What If If Only, which is roughly the length of the interval of those epics. Read my full London Theatre review … Continue reading

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Back to the Future: The Musical, Adelphi Theatre

Great Scott! Roger Bart, whose positive Covid test kept him from opening night earlier this month, is once again bringing his 1.21 gigawatts of zany energy to Doc Brown. Read my full London Theatre review here

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Camp Siegfried, Old Vic

Who knew there was a Nazi summer camp on New York’s Long Island in the 1930s? Read my full London Theatre review here

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Mark Oxtoby steps into Back to the Future: The Musical as Doc Brown for opening night

“This is dedicated to all the dreamers out there!” cries Doc Brown as he finally succeeds in his grand experiment: time travel. Read my full London Theatre report here

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New West End stars making major debuts on London stages right now

While the pandemic year was incredibly difficult for everyone who works in the arts, it was particularly tough for those just starting out in their careers. So, as theatre comes back to life, it’s really heartening to see some exciting … Continue reading

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Jersey Boys, Trafalgar Theatre

The gorgeously revamped Trafalgar Theatre (formerly Trafalgar Studios) christens its new auditorium with an old favourite: 2005 biographical jukebox musical Jersey Boys, which last ran in the West End from 2008-2017.  Read my full London Theatre review here

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West End theatre renovations: Here’s all the London venues getting a makeover

Many West End theatres are returning better than ever after the disruption of the past year, thanks to extensive remodels – some done specially for their incoming shows. Here’s our guide to the new-look London theatre scene, and all the … Continue reading

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