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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

’Leaves audiences with lots to ponder’: LITTLE MISS BURDEN – Bunker Theatre by Luca Molinari

Little Miss Burden is a heart-warming but simultaneously heart-wrenching play highlighting the reality faced by many people with disabilities.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

‘Maintains its crisp choreography’: THE BOY FRIEND – Menier Chocolate Factory ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The Boy Friend is an ideal show to lighten these dark winter days, providing a healthy dose of escapism and pure joyousness for all.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

‘As a jovial, energetic pantomime spectacle, it’s a triumph’: A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Bridge House Theatre ★★★ by Luca Molinari

Whilst A Christmas Carol may not pass muster as high theatre, there are some genuinely wonderful moments to be found at its strongest points, and as a jovial, energetic pantomime spectacle, …

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Monday, December 2, 2019

‘The one-liners are delivered in an abundance’: AN ACT OF GOD – The Vaults ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons has been taken over in body and mind by the almighty in An Act of God.

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

‘Celebrates all the good things about Christmas’: A PISSEDMAS CAROL – Leicester Square Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Putting a spin on a Christmas Carol, we follow an alternative telling of this classic tale in the most seasonally way possible! Sh!t-Faced Showtime present A Pissedmas Carol, featuring an ev…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

‘The interaction with the audience is superb’: PINOCCHIO: NO STRINGS ATTACHED – Above the Stag Theatre ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Pinocchio: No Strings Attached is a very well constructed pantomime with an unexpected and cleverly designed LGBT+ twist.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

‘A show that will have a long life in the West End’: DEAR EVAN HANSEN – West End ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

A suicide. A lie. The unexpected... Dear Evan Hansen is an entertaining - and filled with talent - show, that will have a long life in the West End. And this is not a lie.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

‘A show for the mischievous & open-minded’: LA CLIQUE – Leicester Square Spiegeltent ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Christmas in Leicester Square has arrived with all its sparkles, mulled wine and red carpet, presenting the return of the award-winning, La Clique.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

‘Will have you constantly smiling’: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – Chiswick Playhouse ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

I love you, you're perfect, now change lives up to its name as Chiswick Playhouse give us an extensively re-written 2018 version of an Off-Broadway gem that ran for 12 years straight since p…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

‘Written & directed with elegance’: THE GREEN FAIRY – Union Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The Green Fairy is a realistic and different musical. It doesn’t shout or leave you speechless because of special effects but it is an entertaining and emotional story about love, parentin…

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

‘Love, life, death, betrayal & of course whiskey’: GHOST QUARTET – Boulevard Theatre ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The story of Ghost Quartet is told through a beautifully harmonic score and witty but equally compelling dialogue that truly transcends our known reality.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

‘Feels realistic & true’: AFTERGLOW – Waterloo East Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Afterglow raises more questions than answers, but is an honest piece of theatre about the universal themes of love, sex and marriage, and everything in between.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

‘Not to be missed’: SINATRA: RAW – Wilton’s Music Hall ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

No wonder Richard Shelton received an Offie Award nomination for Best Male Performance – his portrayal of the legend that is Frank Sinatra in Sinatra: Raw is real, natural, emotional and w…

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

‘Heartbreaking, heartwarming & really funny’: THE GIRL WHO FELL – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The Girl Who Fell, directed by Hannah Price, is about grief, guilt, childhood innocence, love, pain, agony, truth and facing the truth and with all those ingredients you get a poignant and q…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

‘Short & sharp thriller’: FAST – Park Theatre by Luca Molinari

While Fast did feel like it dragged at some points, the clever use of a projector screen and off-stage narration works hard to bring the audience back.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

‘Needs to be seen by everyone’: MITES – Tristan Bates Theatre by Luca Molinari

The strength of Mites lies in the opening up of firm discussions regarding mental health which until, certainly of late, have tended to be constrained.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

‘Funny, cheeky & performed beautifully’: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES – Union Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

This all-singing all-dancing extravaganza of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a true credit to the timeless classic. The story is fun, it’s funny, it’s cheeky and it’s performed beautifully.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

‘Score won’t leave viewers disappointed’: BROOKLYN THE MUSICAL – Greenwich Theatre by Luca Molinari

All in all, Brooklyn The Musical is a sweet little composition, it’s just a shame that they are confined to the limitations that the piece provides.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

‘The cast is excellent, especially Oberman’: MOTHER OF HIM – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Mother of him is an emotional journey and a deep exploration of how far can the love of a mother go.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

‘Catchy tunes & brilliant vocals’: MIDLIFE COWBOY – Pleasance Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

For the singing, humour and general feel-good production, Midlife Cowboy certainly ticks all the right boxes.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

‘Provocative, emotional, gritty & thought-provoking’: AT LAST – Lion & Unicorn Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

At Last is provocative, emotional, gritty and thought-provoking – the qualities you wish for from every play you ever watch.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

‘There is nothing quite as intoxicating as Irish dance’: HEARTBEAT OF HOME – West End by Luca Molinari

“Come and see those dancing feet” is famously the tagline of 42nd Street, yet it really should be the tagline of Heartbeat of Home, which opened to rapturous applause at the Piccadilly T…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

‘Vibrant energy’: THE FISHERMEN – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Jack McNamara’s The Fishermen is the powerful adaptation for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan of Chicgozie Obioma’s novel and carries the author’s dramatic intensity and humour to Trafal…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

‘This play could be excellent’: WORLD’S END – King’s Head Theatre by Luca Molinari

With a little bit of work, James Corley’s new play World’s End could be excellent, but in its current manifestation, something has missed the mark.

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

‘If you close your eyes, it is easy to forget that it is not Michael’: Thriller Live Summer Party 2019 – West End ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

in Thriller Live we are lucky enough to have, in the West End, a show that celebrates Michael Jackson’s work through amazing vocals, slick choreography, the best dance crew of the West End…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

‘A show not to be missed’: MACBETH – Temple Church ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Performed on a vast traverse stage running directly through the middle of the stunning church venue, Antic Disposition’s new production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth transform…

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

‘Somehow unique’: DOGFIGHT – Southwark Playhouse by Luca Molinari

BTA’s Dogfight is an entertaining love story, full of heart and soul. An emotional discovery, well worth a trip to Southwark Playhouse.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

’Provocative & thought-provoking’: ACTUALLY – West End ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Anna Ziegler’s Actually is a journey into sexual consent, following a drunken hook up of two college students, and the different perspectives on their encounter.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

‘Iris Theatre has managed to create almost an entirely new genre’: The Hunchback of Notre Dame – St Paul’s Church ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The concept of the piece was fascinating, with the production beginning with an introduction of the actors in a travelling performance group tasked with telling the story of The Hunchback of…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

80 Days: A Real-World Adventure – Underbelly Southbank ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Ready, steady...go! 80 Days, a real-world adventure is an immersive and different treasure hunt by Fire Hazard Games, based on Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

‘A consistently interesting, reflective evening’: NOSTALGIA – White Bear Theatre ★★★ by Luca Molinari

More an avant-garde exercise on a theme than anything particularly ground-breaking, certainly, but enjoyable performances and affecting writing help to bring everything together into a consi…

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