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Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer, Hampstead Theatre

We’ve had Chess the musical; now, here’s Chess the play. Tom Morton-Smith, who has experience wrestling recent history into dramatic form with the acclaimed Oppenheimer, turns his attention to the 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjavík, in which American challenger Bobby Fischer battled the Soviet Union’s Boris Spassky. … Continue reading

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The Boy Friend, Menier Chocolate Factory

How ripping! A saucy French maid doing the Charleston with a handsome chap in tennis whites sets the scene for the most delightful escapism in town: Matthew White’s gossamer-light revival of Sandy Wilson’s 1953 love letter to the Roaring Twenties. It was … Continue reading

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REDD, Barbican

The recent development of hip-hop theatre has had a crucial advocate in company Boy Blue, formed by Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante. Their 2017 Blak, Whyte, Gray drew acclaim for its restrained, stylised and sophisticated drama, rather … Continue reading

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Cyrano de Bergerac leads December’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry revival to musical comedies and an incendiary Pulitzer winner. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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& Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre

Have you ever dreamed of seeing Juliet wrest control of her destiny from William Shakespeare, aided by a liberated Anne Hathaway, all while belting out stone-cold Nineties and Noughties pop bangers? Well, you’re in luck! This jukebox musical take on the … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Martin Fenton

The dancer discusses playing the title role in The Snowman, back at the Peacock Theatre this Christmas. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Dear Evan Hansen, Noël Coward Theatre

Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen is an institution in the States, running on Broadway since 2016 and currently on its second year of a national tour. It also made a star of original leading … Continue reading

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Touching the Void, Duke of York’s Theatre

How can you possibly put Joe Simpson’s account of his hellish mountaineering accident on stage? Curiosity alone might well draw in viewers for this new adaptation, which premiered last year at Bristol Old Vic – swiftly followed by awe at … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre

It’s been 15 years since Cameron Mackintosh’s stage musical version of P. L. Travers’ Mary Poppins made its West End debut. Now, the magical nanny returns to the Prince Edward Theatre, with Zizi Strallen (who also headlined the UK tour) succeeding her sister Scarlett in the … Continue reading

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Ghost Quartet, Boulevard Theatre

London’s latest new theatre opens with an appropriately otherworldly Halloween offering: American composer Dave Malloy’s teeming 2014 song cycle, which played at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016. It’s a superb piece for demonstrating the benefits of this intimate, flexible cabaret-esque space – played … Continue reading

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