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BroadwayWorld’s Top London Christmas Picks

There are plenty of seasonal treats served up in the capital this year, from pantos and plays to opera and dance. Here are some of the tastiest morsels for the 2018-19 festive period. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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BWW Interview: Hayden Tee

The actor discusses tackling Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Top 10 Plays Set In School

Education, education, education – it’s an inescapable topic in theatre. Recent years have seen Future Conditional (kicking off Matthew Warchus’s Old Vic tenure), Matilda the Musical, The Brink, Kin, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and, of course, Harry Potter and … Continue reading

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Sensational staging is a creative triumph

If the Matilda team felt pressure to repeat their success – and live up to Harold Ramis’s beloved Bill Murray-starring film – there’s no sign of it in this sensational adaptation of Groundhog Day, easily the best new home-grown musical of recent times. Read my full Islington Gazette review

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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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Top 10 Page to Stage Adaptations

From War Horse and Les Mis to Jane Eyre and 1984, here are 10 of the best theatrical translations. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Dead Sheep, Park Theatre

While seven-way debate rages, broadcaster and debuting playwright Jonathan Maitland takes us back 25 years to a radically different political landscape: a time of regents, and of regicide. It’s 1990 – Thatcher the leader claiming divine right to rule, Geoffrey … Continue reading

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Holding out for a hero

Theatre can be a great escape from a somewhat gloomy reality; conversely, it is an incredibly effective medium for debating and dramatising important issues. The Finborough is on a roll when it comes to the latter, and with its latest … Continue reading

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All sugar, no spice

There once lived a towering creative genius with the power to change children’s lives, who believed in both embracing the euphoria of silliness and relishing the very nasty consequences of natural justice. That statement applies to Willy Wonka, beloved titan … Continue reading

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