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The Starry Messenger leads May’s Top 10 new London shows

From timely plays to the beginning of open-air theatre season. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Betrayal leads March’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry Pinter and tasty musical treat to a portrait of grief. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Fiddler on the Roof, Menier Chocolate Factory

There’s a welcome alternative to panto hijinks in this gem of a Trevor Nunn musical revival – more attuned to the biting hardships of winter, and to the elegiac aspect of change, than to festive jollies. Which is not to say that there … Continue reading

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True West leads December’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry revival to new plays and the return of a modern classic. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Spamilton, Menier Chocolate Factory

Gerard Alessandrini is not throwing away his shot. The creator of satirical revue Forbidden Broadway realised that the unprecedented success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical warranted a standalone show, and thus Spamilton was born. A 2016 Off-Broadway hit, the affectionate spoof now follows Hamilton over the pond. Read my … Continue reading

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The Lehman Trilogy leads July’s Top 10 new London shows

From a new theatrical epic to Shakespeare and musical spoof. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Macbeth leads March’s Top 10 new London shows

From Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams to a new epic and a lush romance. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Barnum, Menier Chocolate Factory

The Menier has a superb track record with breathing new life into classic musicals, but falls short with their latest revival: Cy Coleman’s 1980 portrait of P.T. Barnum, creator of “The Greatest Show on Earth”. Read my full BroadwayWorld review … Continue reading

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Hamilton leads December’s Top 10 new London shows

From a feverishly anticipated musical to sci-fi and Shakespeare. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Lie, Menier Chocolate Factory

A year after premiering acclaimed French playwright Florian Zeller’s The Truth, London’s Menier Chocolate Factory now hosts The Lie – which, as the name suggests, acts as a companion piece of sorts. Once again, we’re in a slippery Pinteresque realm, the seemingly conventional domestic set-up teasingly deconstructed … Continue reading

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