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Dirty Dancing on Stage
27 Nov
News
London Box Office

This Week in the West End - Black Friday, Dirty Dancing, Grease, Hamilton...

Dirty Dancing on Stage We've got so much exciting news this week, we don't know where to start. First things first... our Black Friday Theatre Week has proved hugely popular. We've secured some of the best ticket offers for London's most popular shows including Wicked, Phantom Of The Opera, Matilda, and Mary Poppins to name just a few, and they've joined in with our un-missable promotion. Hurry while stocks last and book your tickets today to avoid missing out. We've been exceptionally busy over the last few days and the show we're most excited about is Moulin Rouge, one of the most fabulous musicals we've experienced since the West End began reopening. Here's this week's West End Round-Up.

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The Comedy of Errors
26 Nov
Reviews
Stuart King

Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at the Barbican

When two sets of identical masters and servants all find themselves in Ephesus (having been mixed-up and separated years earlier as the result of a nautical disaster) miscommunications and mistaken identities unsurprisingly result. The farcical comedy and slapstick choreography which ensues lays at the heart of Phillip Breen's direction of Shakespeare's best loved early comedy for the RSC, now playing at the Barbican.

The Comedy of Errors The Comedy of Errors Barbican, London, November 2021. Photo by Pete Le May.

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Straight White Men
25 Nov
Reviews
Stuart King

Review: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Southwark Playhouse

Straight White Men A father invites his three grown-up sons to come together at the family home, where despite being surrounded by the trappings of Christmases past, this year something is clearly not right. Following its Broadway run at the Hayes Theatre, (which boasted Armie Hammer in the cast) Korean American playwright Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men is playing a limited run at the Southwark Playhouse until 4 Dec.

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The Life of Pi - Wyndham's Theatre
24 Nov
Reviews
Miriam Gibson

Review: LIFE OF PI at Wyndham's Theatre

From The Lion King to Avenue Q, and The Magician's Elephant to Frozen, puppets have been become increasingly common and inventive in theatral productions. Now, puppets star in the spectacle-filled and fun production of Life Of Pi.

The Life of Pi - Wyndham's Theatre Hiran Abeysekera (Pi) Tom Larkin (Tiger Head) Nicholas Khan (Pi's Father) in The Life of Pi. Photo by by Johan Persson

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Owen McDonnell (Pete) in Manor at the NT. Photo by Manuel Harlan
24 Nov
Reviews
Stuart King

Review: MANOR at National Theatre, Lyttelton

Owen McDonnell (Pete) in Manor at the NT. Photo by Manuel Harlan During a meteorological maelstrom, a dilapidated Manor House and its vibrant but cash-strapped owner Diana (delivered in a beautifully nuanced performance by Nancy Carroll) are unexpectedly inundated by a disparate group of shelter seekers. Can they weather both the ongoing storm and the clash of personalities which erupts from their enforced containment?

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