Tag Archives: theatre

Moulin Rouge! Leads January’s Top 10 New London Shows

From a spectacular jukebox musical to a Caryl Churchill revival and Florence Nightingale-inspired ballet. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Cabaret, Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

It’s the party at the end of the world – and it’s the show of the year.  Read my full BroadwayWorld review here

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Best of Enemies, Young Vic

Could any political play top the current seething drama in Westminster? Perhaps not, but James Graham’s latest is another fascinating slice of history that feels all too pertinent. Read my full London Theatre review here

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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, Bridge Theatre

Phillip Pullman’s tricky prequel struggles to find magic. Read my full London Theatre review here

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Life of Pi, Wyndham’s Theatre

A teenage boy adrift at sea for 227 days with only a Royal Bengal tiger for company? Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning philosophical novel Life of Pi is the ultimate adaptation challenge. Read my full London Theatre review here

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Aladdin, Lyric Hammersmith

The traditional curtain-raiser for theatre’s festive season sacrifices pantomime silliness for painful political gags. Read my full Telegraph review here

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The Drifters Girl, Garrick Theatre

It’s a crying shame that we don’t have more showcase roles in musical theatre for blazing talent like soul queen Beverley Knight, and if nothing else, this new show supplies one. Read my full London Theatre review here

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Four Quartets, Harold Pinter Theatre

TS Eliot’s dense, sprawling, four-poem cycle exploring time, faith, mortality, history, love, and everything in between doesn’t exactly scream commercial theatre. Read my full London Theatre review here

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A Christmas Carol, Old Vic

Matthew Warchus’s Dickensian charmer is back at the Old Vic for a fifth year. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Manor, National Theatre

Moira Buffini’s state-of-the-nation play is pegged to that irresistible trope: the dark and stormy night, with a group of strangers forced to seek shelter in a spooky manor house.  Read my full London Theatre review here

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