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Saturday, October 19, 2019

‘It’s all really rather good fun’: TICKLE THE MUSICAL – King’s Head Theatre by Ian Foster

Set in the world of competitive enduance tickling, Tickle the Musical proves a rather good-natured, sweet thing at the King’s Head Theatre.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

‘Fascinating slice of historical drama’: IRISH COFFEE – Calder Bookshop Theatre by Ian Foster

Irish Coffee marks the 100th anniversary of Eva Perón’s birth with a fascinating look at her legacy at the Calder Bookshop & Theatre.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

‘Proves riotous good fun’: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES – Union Theatre by Ian Foster

Some cracking choreography and two barnstorming lead performances make Gentlemen Prefer Blondes a musical treat at the Union Theatre.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

‘Powerful stuff all-round’: KARAOKE PLAY – Bunker Theatre by Ian Foster

Karaoke nights can offer moments of real insight into something of what our aspirational society has become and it is this rich seam of potential that Annie Jenkins mines with her new play K…

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Monday, September 30, 2019

‘From intriguing beginnings, promise is squandered’: TWO LADIES – Bridge Theatre by Ian Foster

A pleasure to see Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić onstage but they deserve a much better play than Two Ladies at the Bridge Theatre.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

‘Brilliantly melding differing styles’: OUTWITTING THE DEVIL – Amsterdam / HEARTBEAT OF HOME – Piccadilly Theatre by Ian Foster

A rare foray into the world of dance saw me catch the highly atmospheric Outwitting the Devil from the Akram Khan Company and Heartbeat of Home at the Piccadilly Theatre.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

‘This is the history we should be teaching’: CALL ME FURY – Hope Theatre by Ian Foster

In the space of just three shows, Out of the Forest Theatre has indisputably become a no-questions-asked do-what-you-can must-see company for me and so by extension, for you too. Now it is t…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

‘Eerily compelling soundscape’: ANNA BELLA EEMA – Arcola Theatre by Ian Foster

The strange but spellbinding Anna Bella Eema makes for an intriguing trip to the Arcola Theatre.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

‘Indulges entirely in cinematic nostalgia’: BIG THE MUSICAL – West End by Ian Foster

Big doesn’t always mean better, size does matter, it’s not how big it is it’s what you do with it – whatever the pun, Big the Musical is a severe disappointment at the Dominion Theat…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

‘Performances hit the mark from top to bottom’: THE STRANGE CASE OF JEKYLL & HYDE – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre & Touring by Ian Foster

Arrows & Traps’ queer noir take on The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde is a contemporary adaptation that speaks to the ages at the Brockley Jack Theatre.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

‘Hauntingly good in its fluidity’: THE SON – West End by Ian Foster

British theatre’s determination to adopt Florian Zeller as one of its own continues unabated as the Kiln Theatre’s production of The Son transfers into the Duke of York’s for the autum…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

‘High quality & thought-provoking work’: HANSARD – National Theatre by Ian Foster

Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings prove entirely watchable in Hansard, a sharp new play at the National Theatre.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

‘Completely beguiling & emotionally true’: AS YOU LIKE IT – Hornchurch by Ian Foster

The Public Acts programme produces another winner in As You Like It at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, community theatre at its absolute best.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

‘Jamie Lloyd is unleashing a torrent of creative genius’: EVITA – Open Air Theatre by Ian Foster

Director Jamie Lloyd offers up a complete reimagining of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical and one which feels sparkingly fresh in every single aspect.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Four shows for the family in London this August: which to see? by Ian Foster

A rare summer in the city for me means I can take in some of the family shows on in the West End right now – including Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear the Musical, The Scarecrow’s Wedding, W…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

‘I suppose Harry Potter And The Cursed Child was a ripple’: 10 questions for 10 years – Noma Dumezweni by Ian Foster

So pleased to have one of my favourite actresses take on the 10 questions for 10 years challenge – all hail Noma Dumezweni!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

‘I wish for a finer appreciation of the new media landscape’: 10 questions for 10 years – Rebecca Felgate by Ian Foster

Social media queen Rebecca Felgate puts down her gin-in-a-tin for long enough to answer some questions about the world of theatre.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

‘I’ve been quite blessed with many highlights’: 10 questions for 10 years – Gabby Wong by Ian Foster

Always guaranteed to be appearing in something interesting, Gabby Wong takes a moment to tackle 10 pressing questions for me.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

‘I’ve really loved interviewing actors, writers & directors about their work’: 10 questions for 10 years – Alex Ramon by Ian Foster

Tinkle, drizzle, bubble and gush! Alex Ramon, the man forever Boycotting Trends take up the 10 questions challenge.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

‘I guess having two plays on the same West End street was lots of fun’: 10 questions for 10 years – James Graham by Ian Foster

Playwright James Graham may have had two plays in the West End at the same time but can he handle ten questions from me?!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

‘There’s a lot of exciting, ferocious, young theatre-makers out there’: 10 questions for 10 years – Rosie Wyatt by Ian Foster

She’s been acting less time than I’ve been blogging but I can’t hold that against Rosie Wyatt, an actress whose name you should know.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

‘It’s the creative team’s role to bring a play to fresh life’: 10 questions for 10 years – Rufus Norris by Ian Foster

Rather tickled that no less than the artistic director of the National Theatre Rufus Norris himself does time out of his hectic schedule to answer Ten (9) Questions for Ten Years. Where…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

‘I’m not sure why we are approaching Broadway prices’: 10 questions for 10 years – Rebecca Caine by Ian Foster

Canadian soprano and OG Cosette, Rebecca Caine  Rebecca Caine may have been in a couple of musicals you’ve heard of before, but my introduction to her was through Tête à Tête’s insp…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

‘I feel so sorry for those people who have to work to a formula’: 10 questions for 10 years – Megan Vaughan by Ian Foster

With nary an emoji in sight, Megan Vaughan answers Ten Questions for Ten Years with characteristic frankness.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

10 questions for 10 years – Samuel Barnett by Ian Foster

Original History Boy Samuel Barnett takes on the 10 Questions for 10 Years challenge.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

‘People need to go to the theatre & see themselves represented’: 10 questions for 10 years – Nadim Naaman by Ian Foster

Actor/singer/writer/dad Nadim Naaman takes a moment to answer 10 Questions for 10 Years most thoughtfully indeed.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

‘This sets the (trapeze) bar very high indeed’: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Bridge Theatre by Ian Foster

Nicholas Hytner gives us an utterly inspired take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre, with Gwendoline Christie in stupendous form.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

10 questions for 10 years – Hans Kesting by Ian Foster

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam’s Hans Kesting was my first ever Best Actor award winner and has continued to be one of the most interesting actors around, in any language.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

10 questions for 10 years – Theatre critic Henry Hitchings by Ian Foster

The outgoing Evening Standard theatre reviewer Henry Hitchings takes a little time to reflect with 10 easygoing questions.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

ALBUM REVIEW: Justine Balmer – Simple Thing by Ian Foster

From Coldplay to Claude Debussy, crossover soprano Justine Balmer’s debut album Simple Thing is a collection of songs that work well together.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

10 questions for 10 years – Playwright Tom Wells by Ian Foster

How many of us can say we’ve inspired some branded condoms?! Find out more as playwright Tom Wells becomes the first person to answer 10 questions for 10 years.

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