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The Last Ship Review: Sting’s Musical Homecoming

It was announced last week that Sting’s Broadway musical The Last Ship will close early, three months after it opened on Broadway. I now feel all the more fortunate that I was able to see it, with Sting himself in … Continue reading

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Merrily We Roll Along Review

The original 1981 production of the Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along famously flopped on Broadway, closing after just sixteen performances. This revival, produced by the Menier Chocolate Factory, and now enjoying a run on the West End at the … Continue reading

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Review: Coalition at the Pleasance Theatre

Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky’s new political comedy features a familiar set-up:  a coalition government, formed of Tories and Liberal Democrats.  Coalition shows the point of view of the junior partner, the Liberal Democrats.  The year is 2015, and after … Continue reading

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Merry Crimpness Everybody!

Review: In the Republic of Happiness by Martin Crimp, a Royal Court production This play divides opinion.  A number of people walked out of the performance I saw, but I also heard a lot of appreciative hollering at curtain call.  … Continue reading

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Peter Pan the the Starcatcher Review: A Peter Pan prequel

I have been a Pan fan since early childhood and so was excited to see Peter and the Starcatcher on my recent trip to New York City.  The new play, based on Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s novel, is an … Continue reading

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Jumpy: Whatever happened to feminism?

The Royal Court’s production of April de Angelis’s Jumpy, which just finished a celebrated run at the Duke of York Theatre, depicts a turbulent mother/daughter relationship. Like de Angelis’s The Positive Hour (a play I have read but not seen), … Continue reading

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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review)

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs was one of the hottest tickets at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Playwright Mike Daisy, a former Apple aficionado, based the one-man show on his real life experiences.  Daisy had found on … Continue reading

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Bitch Boxer (Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review)

At the beginning of Bitch Boxer, a young actress sprinkled white chalk on the ground to create the square of a boxing ring.  The disembodied voice of a ring announcer declared the start of a fight to determine which woman … Continue reading

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Singin’ in the Rain at the Palace Theatre

When a visiting friend asked to see a West End musical during her visit, I jumped at the chance to indulge my addiction and booked us tickets to see Singin’ in the Rain, currently playing at the Palace Theatre.  The … Continue reading

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