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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lea Salonga review – musicals star evokes whole new world of stories by John Lewis

Palladium, LondonThe voice of Miss Saigon and Princess Jasmine controls the audience as finely as the vibrato in her expressive vocals Musical-theatre singers are in an odd position: they ne…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

On Your Feet! review – Gloria Estefan musical digs deeper than her hits by John Lewis

Coliseum, London Christie Prades is superb as the Cuban-American singer in a rags-to-riches story charged with sociopolitical significance On paper, a West End jukebox musical based on the w…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button review – folk musical beats the movie by John Lewis

Southwark Playhouse, LondonA stunning cast sing, play and even puppeteer as the life-lived-backwards tale is relocated to Cornwall in ingenious style This musical has almost nothing to do wi…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Amour review – Michel Legrand's daft musical about Montmartre's Robin Hood by John Lewis

Charing Cross theatre, LondonDespite witty couplets and a zippy staging, this whimsical tale struggles to engage When the multi-Oscar-winning composer Michel Legrand died in January, obituar…

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Coup Fatal review – zoot-suited spectacular celebrates Congo's sapeurs by John Lewis

Sadler’s Wells, LondonAlain Platel’s dance-music-fashion mashup brings together supremely gifted and elegantly dressed performers from KinshasaCoup Fatal is a classical recital. It’s a…

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Prom 20: Horrible Histories – review by John Lewis

Royal Albert Hall, LondonPitched somewhere between a pantomime, a Footlights revue and an old-school variety show, this year's free Family Prom barely qualified for its Prom status, save for…

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