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Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, Garrick Theatre

Maggie has finally arrived in Soho. Jon Brittain and Matt Tedford’s satirical drag musical began at fringe venue Theatre503 in 2013 and quickly became an Edinburgh Fringe staple. Now, the production makes its West End debut. Read my full Telegraph … Continue reading

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Ben Platt on the Dear Evan Hansen trailer backlash: ‘It was a shellshock moment’

Playing a chronically anxious teenager in the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen made American actor Ben Platt a household name, winning him Tony, Emmy and Grammy Awards – one off the fabled ‘EGOT’. Read my full Telegraph interview here

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Cinderella, Gillian Lynne Theatre

“I’m pinching myself – I can’t quite believe we’re here,” exclaimed Andrew Lloyd Webber in a pre-show speech at the long-awaited opening night for his West End musical Cinderella. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Jersey Boys, Trafalgar Theatre

The gorgeously revamped Trafalgar Theatre (formerly Trafalgar Studios) christens its new auditorium with an old favourite: 2005 biographical jukebox musical Jersey Boys, which last ran in the West End from 2008-2017.  Read my full London Theatre review here

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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Greenwich Theatre

With its plucky youngsters, wicked villains and wolves prowling the frosty moors, Joan Aiken’s gothic novel is a natural for theatre: rich in atmosphere and with a breathless plot. Read my full Telegraph review here

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West End theatre renovations: Here’s all the London venues getting a makeover

Many West End theatres are returning better than ever after the disruption of the past year, thanks to extensive remodels – some done specially for their incoming shows. Here’s our guide to the new-look London theatre scene, and all the … Continue reading

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Paradise, National Theatre

In Sophocles’ Philoctetes, the wounded warrior is abandoned on the island of Lemnos by Odysseus but, following a prophecy that says the great archer is crucial to winning the Trojan War, Odysseus returns to fetch him. Read my full Telegraph … Continue reading

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Carousel, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

How do you solve a problem like Carousel? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s golden score is unhappily shackled to a dodgy tale that makes a hero out of a wife-beater.  Read my full Telegraph review here

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Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s Globe

If music be the food of love, there’s a veritable feast at Sean Holmes’s rollicking medley of a production. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Singin’ in the Rain, Sadler’s Wells

​​Trust the British weather to make the opening of Singin’ in the Rain an immersive experience, with a flurry of umbrellas outside the theatre to match those onstage. And while the revival of Jonathan Church’s 2011 Chichester production was certainly cheering on … Continue reading

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