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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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Strictly Speaking: Week 10

So, there are flat post-Blackpool shows, and there’s…whatever this was. Barely one rung up from everyone calling in sick while still nursing their hangovers on the tour bus. We’re in the closing stages of hard-fought competition, and yet by far … 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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Mamma Mia! The Party, The O2

ABBA mania shows no signs of abating. Following the Mamma Mia! stage musical and two movies, here we go again with Mamma Mia! The Party – a hybrid musical theatre/dinner/nightclub experience. London is the first place outside of Sweden to host it, with plans … Continue reading

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Mica Paris Talks Fame

The actress and singer discusses her role in the iconic musical – plus her varied career, including her collaboration with Prince. Read my full Islington Gazette interview here

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BWW Interview: Steph Parry

The actress discusses her role in the new immersive theatrical dining experience Mamma Mia! The Party at The O2. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Blues in the Night, Kiln Theatre

It’s too darn hot, BoJo is in Downing Street, and we’re all going to Brexit hell – so we might as well sing the blues. Or at least take a night off from the apocalypse to enjoy a virtuoso company … Continue reading

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On Your Feet!, London Coliseum

This well-meaning biographical jukebox musical about icons Gloria and Emilio Estefan, which did two years on Broadway and a US tour, is good summer scheduling, what with its Latin-pop bangers, infectious dance routines and “Dreams come true” messaging. Yet its … Continue reading

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Watch 8 iconic Bernadette Peters performances

Broadway legend Bernadette Peters – seven-time Tony Award nominee and two-time winner – is coming to the UK as part of her latest concert tour, performing at London’s Lyceum Theatre on June 10. Get psyched by revisiting some of the … Continue reading

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