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Sondheim Theatre London
15 Jul
News
Charlotte O'Growney

The theatrical history of the soon-to-be Sondheim Theatre

Sondheim Theatre London In 2015, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres owner Cameron Mackintosh proposed plans to purchase and redevelop the Ambassador’s Theatre, a redevelopment which would see the venue transformed into a flexible performance space fit to accommodate productions which needed a non-traditional stage.

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin
12 Jul
Reviews
Stuart King

Review: CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Until the end of August, the Harold Pinter theatre plays host to a stage adaptation of Louis de Bernières’ multi-award winning, World War II Greek Island romance, CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN and aside from a few minor gripes, it’s a beautifully realised affair.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin Madison Clare, Alex Mugnaioni and Members of the Company in Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Photography by Marc Brenner

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Peter Gynt - National Theatre
11 Jul
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review PETER GYNT at the National Theatre

Peter Gynt - National Theatre This play is usually called Peer Gynt. It’s a rambling pageant of symbolism by Henrik Ibsen that, some people believe, he never intended to be staged. Never the less it’s so often produced it’s Norway’s most performed work. There’s even an annual festival dedicated to it.

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Neil (Siôn Daniel Young) and Kelly (Sarah Gordy) Photo by Helen Murray
11 Jul
Reviews
Stuart King

Review: JELLYFISH at the Dorfman Theatre

A collaboration between writer Ben Weatherill and director Tim Hoare, JELLYFISH started life at the Bush Theatre in 2018 and has now been given a well-deserved additional short-run at the Dorfman, on the Southbank.

Neil (Siôn Daniel Young) and Kelly (Sarah Gordy) Photo by Helen MurrayNeil (Siôn Daniel Young) and Kelly (Sarah Gordy) in Jellyfish. Photo by Helen Murray

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
11 Jul
New Shows
Christian Durham

Preview Report: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Having not seen Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat for some 30 years, it is quite a lovely surprise to be reminded just how good Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s score is. Memorable hit after memorable hit tumble after each other in this high octane re-invention of the classic musical that sent this writing team into the stratosphere with the general public in the 1970’s.

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