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UP Pompeii
14 Oct
News
Phil Willmott

Comedies on Stage: ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES, UPSTART CROW & UP POMPEII

UP Pompeii Hit TV shows don’t traditionally make good theatre. They’re tightly crafted to work within a thirty minute frame work and can seem over stretched when padded out to two plus hours.

But audiences love the familiar and the chance to see their favourite characters live is irresistible whether or not they’re played by the same actors as on TV, just as long as they look and sound like the originals and have the same catch phrases.

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Ghost Stories
14 Oct
Reviews
John Yap

Review: GHOST STORIES at The Ambassadors Theatre

Ghost Stories Nine years after its premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in 2010, GHOST STORIES returns to London for the fourth time (Duke of York Theatre 2010, Arts Theatre 2014, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre again 2019). A movie was made in the midst of an International tour from Moscow to Shanghai via Lima, Sydney and Toronto. As the main character, Professor Goodman, asks the audience at the start of the show, “Why did you come to see this play?”. Why indeed, but they do.

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Noises Off
14 Oct
Reviews
Marian Pashley

Review: NOISES OFF at the Garrick Theatre

Noises Off Noises Off is classic farce, very well constructed, and as complex and silly as you would expect.

It also, by default, feels quite dated.

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Life of Pi
14 Oct
Phil Willmott

The Life of Pi Comes to London

Life of Pi Here’s some exciting news. The new, highly acclaimed, stage adaptation of the THE LIFE OF PI, the Man Booker prize winning tale of a boy and a tiger is coming to London.

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School of Rock the Musical
14 Oct
Reviews
Miriam Gibson

Review: School Of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock the Musical Next month, School of Rock will celebrate the third anniversary of its opening night at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. It’s a faithful and fun adaptation of the Jack Black movie, but there are some distracting flaws in its writing and production.

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