Tag Archives: west end

Emilia, Vaudeville Theatre

“We are only as powerful as the stories we tell.” So proclaims poet and activist Emilia Bassano, as she wrestles back her own story in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s 2018 Globe hit – its raw, feminist, revolutionary power just as potent … Continue reading

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Betrayal, Harold Pinter Theatre

The grand finale to Jamie Lloyd’s remarkable Pinter at the Pinter season is this starry production of one of the writer’s greatest – and certainly most personal – works, inspired by his extramarital affair with Joan Bakewell. The 1978 play is famous for … Continue reading

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Admissions, Trafalgar Studios

News emerged today that Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 50 wealthy people charged in a college cheating scam dumbed “Varsity Blues”, in which they allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to secure places for … Continue reading

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Waitress, Adelphi Theatre

Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson’s 2015 musical adaptation of Adrienne Shelly’s film, about a small-town waitress who processes her feelings via her skilful baking, brings its sugar and spice concoction to the West End. The result is a tasty treat – albeit with the odd … Continue reading

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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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Home Futures, The Favourite, Michelle Obama and inspiring libraries

In my February MoveTo Town and Country Arts pages: Exhibition Avant-garde visions in Home Futures at the Design Museum Film A right royal romp in award-winning The Favourite Theatre Sondheim reborn in the sensational musical Company Commuter corner Candid reflections from Michelle Obama … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: The cast of Six

The current West End queens discuss the hit musical – and who is most like their alter ego… Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre

A remarkable true story birthed this modest Canadian musical, which went on to storm Broadway in 2017, and now makes it West End debut at a time when its heartfelt message seems more necessary than ever. In these murky, cynical … Continue reading

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9 to 5 the Musical, Savoy Theatre

In a programme interview, Patricia Resnick – writer of both the original 1980 film and this 2008 musical adaptation – notes that Jane Fonda wanted to convey a political message about workplace sexism, but realised couching it in comedy would make it more … Continue reading

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All About Eve, Noel Coward Theatre

Fasten your seatbelts! Ivo van Hove has taken on the ultimate quotable backstage melodrama: Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1950 Oscar-winning film about a celebrated actress and her young wannabe assistant. And the modern star power is assured: Gillian Anderson succeeds Bette … Continue reading

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