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Monday, May 17, 2021

‘Creative & inspiring’: U.Me The Musical – BBC World Service (Online review) ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

With music and lyrics by Theo Jamieson and book by Simon Pitts, the conception of U.Me The Musical is imaginative and instinctively touching.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

‘It shows the glorious tonic of art’: PRELUDES – Southwark Playhouse (Online review) ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The three-time Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy’s musical Preludes follows the life of Sergei Rachmaninoff (the role is split into two with musical theatre star Keith Ramsay taking on the ro…

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

‘The talent of the cast is outstanding’: I COULD USE A DRINK – Stream.Theatre (Online review) by Luca Molinari

Written by Drew Gasparini and produced for the UK premiere by Liam Gartland and Alex Conder, I Could Use A Drink is a song cycle following the relatable and challenging stories that many peo…

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

‘Bubbly & sprightly like champagne’: THE SORROWS OF SATAN (Online review) ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

A new musical play, The Sorrows of Satan, by Luke Bateman and Michael Conley has opened for a run of streamed performances. We were invited to preview the quirky comedy adaptation of the Fau…

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

‘The inclusivity of the game is genuinely impressive’: THIS IS REALITY 2000 – Objective Entertainment (Online review) ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

This Is Reality 2000 is a ‘Big Brother’ style interactive zoom gameshow designed to bring together friends in a night of “nostalgic noughties references, videos, trivia and a pumping Y…

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Friday, April 30, 2021

‘Quality entertainment with flawless vocals throughout’: SOFT SESSIONS IN CONCERT – Stream.Theatre (Online review) ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Following on from a highly successful YouTube series, this special Soft Sessions concert brings together Grace Mouat, Courtney Stapleton, Jake Halsey-Jones, Martha Kirby, Eloise Davies and D…

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

‘Satirical throughout’: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST – The Dukes Lancaster (Online review) by Luca Molinari

This re-working of The Importance of Being Earnest is fun, frothy, and at a time when theatres are in the dark, provides a much-needed laugh, and laugh I did.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

’An absolute joy to watch’: DISENCHANTED – Stream.Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

As we trail along the roadmap slowly leading us back to theatres, let us not forget the incredible performances that are still coming to our screens, and Disenchanted is one not to be forgot…

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Friday, April 9, 2021

‘An immersive experience with a twist’: EGGSTRACTION – Morpheus (Online review) ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Eggstraction is cleverly put together and gives you the nostalgia of feeling like you are an in immersive theatre show while still being in the comfort of your own home.

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Friday, March 12, 2021

‘I still have to pinch myself that it is actually happening’: Andrew Bateup represents the theatre industry on The Voice UK by Luca Molinari

After winning a “musical theatre” battle with Matthew Croke, Andrew Bateup is getting ready for the semi-finals of The Voice (this Saturday, 8.30pm, ITV). Andrew is not just a great sing…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

‘One of the most fun evenings I have had in lockdown’: The Custody Suite: The Online Experience (Online review) by Luca Molinari

The Custody Suite Online Experience is perhaps one of the most fun evenings I have had in lockdown. It’s interactive, fun, reflects a real-life experience and there is even a prize for the…

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

‘A perfect balance of soundscape & speech’: BREAKING UP WITH REALITY – Living Record Festival (Online review) ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Most of us are stuck at home right now, but Nod At The Fox use this time to their advantage with their brilliant audio experience, Breaking Up With Reality; a new project launched for the Li…

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Album Review: The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be – Danielle Steers by Luca Molinari

West End star Danielle Steers is soon to share her brand new album featuring nine Jim Steinman songs. Entitled The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be, all of the tracks have been rearranged b…

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

‘One of the best online immersive entertainments out there’: THE INQUEST (Online review) by Luca Molinari

With continued twists and turns, The Inquest has many different possibilities as you work together with other audience members to ensure that the correct outcome is achieved.

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

‘Joel shows off a natural flair for comedy’: THE FOSSE FOREST BALLET (Online review) ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The Forest Fosse Ballet shows great potential to be developed further into a full series, with a great sense of comedy and many funny relatable characters.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

‘Relatable & funny’: THE GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING (Online review) by Luca Molinari

Pink Pig Productions, set up by performer Reece Kerridge, has just released the first episode of its new online sitcom The Gift That Keeps Giving.

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

’An undeniable triumph’: SUNSET BOULVARD IN CONCERT – Leicester Curve (Online review) ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

The Curve, Leicester’s production of Sunset Boulevard takes the streaming of live theatre to a new level, not only with its music and storytelling, all performed by a wonderful cast, but a…

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Monday, November 30, 2020

‘GHBoy raises awareness on many people struggling with trauma & abuse’: Marc Bosch stars in GHBoy at the Charing Cross Theatre by Luca Molinari

Actor Marc Bosch plays Sergi in GHBoy which runs at London’s Charing Cross Theatre from 3-30 December 2020. Originally from Barcelona, he made his professional stage debut earlier this yea…

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

‘Should be given a listen by anyone & everyone’: PLAY INSIDE – OTHER MOTHERS (Online review) ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Play Inside is an experimental podcast that brings its first series, Other Mothers, to our homes. With a diverse range of writers and actors from disabled, queer and ethnic minority backgrou…

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

‘Keeps you engaged until the very end’: WHAT A CARVE UP! (Online review) ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

What a Carve Up! is a cleverly constructed murder mystery made in a YouTube/docudrama style. A compelling story told in an innovative, realistic and bold way.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

‘Fast-paced & powerful piece of theatre’: Call Me By My Name – Applecart Arts (Online review) by Luca Molinari

Nicole Botha’s new play Call Me By My Name is a fast-paced and powerful piece of theatre that definitely justifies the conversations that have been happening in the last few months

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Friday, September 25, 2020

‘Emotions were allowed to develop naturally’: LETTERS – Gate Theatre (Online review) by Luca Molinari

One of the knock-on effects of the current pandemic is that theatres have had to rise to the challenge of being ever more inventive in terms of form and content; Letters from The Gate Theatr…

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Monday, September 21, 2020

‘The immersive play is a brilliantly fun evening’: SQUAD GOALS – Dagenham & Redbridge FC by Luca Molinari

Squad Goals tackles the limits opportunities women have to face while the other gender seems to have such vast chances at one of the world most successful and followed professions.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

‘Most certainly has made an impact in the immersive market’: PLAY DEAD LONDON (Online review) ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Play Dead London, a company specialising in immersive murder-mysteries, first arrived on the scene in 2012 and, judging by their reviews, it has most certainly made an impact in the immersiv…

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

‘Vocally impressive but also visually interesting too’: GODSPELL THE CONCERT (Online review) by Luca Molinari

Raising money for three charities: Hope Mill Theatre (A Factory of Creativity CIO), Acting For Others and National AIDS Trust, Godspell looks towards a brighter future post-lockdown.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

‘The perfect tonic during these uncertain times’: FANNY & STELLA – The Eagle Garden Theatre ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Glenn Chandler and Charles Miller have transformed the true story of Fanny and Stella into a musical “romp” packed with puns, comedy songs, a cavalcade of flamboyant characters, and opti…

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Friday, August 7, 2020

‘The cast is quick-witted, inexhaustible & absolutely hysterical’: Shake it Up: The Improvised Shakespeare Show – New Normal Festival ★★ by Luca Molinari

To see the kind of comedy gold Shake it Up: The Improvised Shakespeare Show provides in the face of adversity is a very encouraging and intrinsic inspiration.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

’It is crystal clear that the cast are loving every moment’: JOSEPH & THE AMAZING ALL STAR CONCERT (Online review) by Luca Molinari

Joseph and the Amazing All Star Concert brings cast members from across the world together virtually for an all too brief sing-song that will have you dancing in your seat.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

‘Captivating & thrilling piece of theatre’: PRIMROSE PATH – Mannequin Mouth (Online review) ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Primrose Path is Mannequin Mouth’s first recorded theatrical production, catered to viewers specifically to watch from their own home.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

‘Plenty of genuinely moving dramatic moments’: ABOUT 500 – Vault Festival (Online review) by Luca Molinari

If men were the people expected to plan their lives around having children with any expediency, there would be no gender wage gap.

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

It’s a lockdown lifeline for audiences, but is online theatre any good? by Luca Molinari

Online theatre is a great way to see shows, especially in these hard times, and especially for those who cannot afford or are able to watch them live because they live further away from Lond…

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