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Much Ado About Nothing
23 Jan
Reviews
Thomas Michael Voss

Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING OR LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON at Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Much Ado About Nothing Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, is generally considered one of the bard’s best comedies, and because it deals in mistaken identities, love, humour, alongside more serious themes of honour, shame, and courtship, it delivers a delightful evening of plot twists and comic confusions; all the ingredients for for a great night at the theatre.

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The Kite Runner
20 Jan
Reviews
Andrew Bewley

Review: THE KITE RUNNER, Wyndhams Theatre

The Kite Runner Based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hasseini, this Nottingham Playhouse production of The Kite Runner comes 13 years after the original book and 9 years after the film-adaptation — both of which were huge successes in their own right. Hasseini’s extraordinary, darkly beautiful, shocking story is one that should be enjoyed with as little pre-tense as possible so it’s important to speak sparingly about the plot.

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Love's Labour's Lost - RSC
18 Jan
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at the Haymarket Theatre

Love's Labour's Lost - RSC Many years ago early encounters with this Shakespeare play induced such brain aching boredom that I swore to never to put myself through the ordeal of seeing it again. Standing in to review it at the last moment for an indisposed Thomas Michael Voss I'm amazed and delighted to be able to report that director Christopher Luscombe and the Royal Shakespeare Company actors at the Haymarket Theatre have made it a lot of fun.

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An American in Paris
17 Jan
News
Phil Willmott

Rehearsals begin for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

An American in Paris One of the most life enhancing shows I've ever seen on Broadway is the Gershwin musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and I'm delighted to report that rehearsals have begun for The West End production.

The plot is described in today's official press release as the story of "Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war"

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The Braille Legacy
16 Jan
New Shows
Phil Willmott

A daring idea for a new musical could be the surprise hit of 2017

The Braille Legacy No one can accuse the producers at the Charing Cross Theatre of playing it safe. Since the appointment of Thom Southerland as Artistic Director they've already had two big hits with revivals of cult musicals TITANIC and RAGTIME and the more obscure DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY opens there soon.

But, with the departure of co-producer Danielle Tarento, it's their next production which is really eye brow raising.

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