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Amanda Hadingue and Charlotte Lucas in Top Girls at the National Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson
08 Apr
Reviews
Justin Murray

Review: TOP GIRLS at the National Theatre

Top Girls is widely regarded as Caryl Churchill’s finest play, and in Lyndsey Turner’s rich, maximalist production for the National’s Lyttleton Theatre, it is given perhaps its largest-scale platform ever.

Amanda Hadingue and Charlotte Lucas in Top Girls at the National Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson Amanda Hadingue and Charlotte Lucas in Top Girls at the National Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson

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The Worst Witch
05 Apr
New Shows
Phil Willmott

The Worst Witch Will Spends her Summer Holidays in The West End

The Worst Witch Expect to see witches broomsticks parked outside the Vaudeville Theatre this Summer because from 24 July – 8 September for 60 performances only, younger West End audiences will be able to enjoy a new show that we’re promised will be “filled with original songs, music and magic to charm.

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Jean Paul Gaultier's Fashion Freak Show
05 Apr
New Shows
Phil Willmott

Gaultier’s Folies Bergère Review Comes to London

Jean Paul Gaultier's Fashion Freak Show Here’s something a little different and an exciting addition to London’s Theatre scene.

Jean Paul Gaultier’s FASHION FREAK SHOW will have its UK Premiere this summer at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall from Tuesday 23 July for 13 performances and we’re promised a “spectacular revue show” exploring “50 years of pop culture through the eyes of fashion’s enfant terrible”.

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The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
05 Apr
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY at the Criterion Theatre

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery It’s fun to catch up with the West End’s long running shows so I was delighted to be invited to see this hit comedy on its third birthday. And I was even more delighted to discover that it’s as funny as everyone says.

This is a product of Mischief Theatre, who are an extraordinary phenomenon, a company whose work can fill venues across the world with non-musicals without star names or already popular titles.

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ENO 2018/19 Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel: (from left to right) Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin, Natalya Romaniw, Susan Bullock and Lesley Garrett © Alastair Muir
03 Apr
Reviews
Phil Willmott

Review: JACK THE RIPPER: THE WOMEN OF WHITECHAPEL at the Coliseum Theatre

This misguided project from one of the UK’s biggest opera companies, English National Opera (ENO) is so motivated by good intentions that I find it had to be as dismissive as most other critics have been, especially as, for me, it had enough effective individual moments to warrant four stars.

ENO 2018/19 Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel: (from left to right) Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin, Natalya Romaniw, Susan Bullock and Lesley Garrett © Alastair MuirENO 2018/19 Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel: (from left to right) Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin, Natalya Romaniw, Susan Bullock and Lesley Garrett © Alastair Muir

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