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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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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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The Antipodes, National Theatre

Is this a great time to tell stories, shedding light in dark times? Or is it an impossible task? That’s the loose premise of Annie Baker’s wilfully elusive new piece, featuring the brainstorming session from hell – or possibly about hell, … Continue reading

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The West End Frame Show

Had the great pleasure of joining theatre podcast The West End Frame Show as a guest co-host, discussing recent openings and news. Listen to it here!

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& Juliet leads November’s Top 10 new London shows

From highly anticipated musicals to mountaineering and Welsh apocalypse, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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What to See in London This Christmas

Theatre inspiration for the festive season – from panto and musicals to comedy, circus and family shows. Read my full TodayTix article here

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Lungs, Old Vic

With Extinction Rebellion looming large in the capital, it’s canny programming to revive Duncan Macmillan’s 2011 play about a couple debating the merits of having a child – including fears about how introducing another person might impact the planet. The … Continue reading

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