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Thursday, April 6, 2023

‘Feels incredibly modern, relevant & powerful’: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy – Apollo Theatre ★� by Olivia Mitchell

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy at the Apollo Theatre is a powerful and thought-provoking production which offers a unique perspective on the challenge…

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Friday, March 24, 2023

‘It’s definitely nostalgic & energetic’: Eugenius! – Turbine Theatre by Olivia Mitchell

After a London Palladium concert and subsequent runs at The Other Palace, the comic book tale of Eugenius! has been on the radar of many theatre lovers, and fans were thrilled to hear of the…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

‘You couldn’t really ask for a more genuinely touching show’: THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF MUSICAL – Noel Coward Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

A British institution, Bake Off is may not seem like the most likely source for a musical but thankfully, its musical adaptation, The Great British Bake Off Musical at the Noel Coward Theatr…

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Friday, March 3, 2023

‘Sheridan Smith is completely born for this role’: Shirley Valentine, Duke of York’s Theatre ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

From the audience at the Duke of York’s Theatre, it’s clear that Shirley Valentine is a much loved story and after seeing Sheridan Smith’s performance, I think it’s only going to rec…

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

‘A stunning addition to the West End’: OKLAHOMA! – Wyndham’s Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

One of the most exciting and invigorating productions of recent time, Oklahoma! at the Wyndham’s Theatre is truly a spectacle of theatre which uses a number of engaging elements to transfo…

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

‘Entertaining & enchanting’: THE KING & I – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

A gem of classic musical theatre, The King and I is in top form as it embarks on a sparkling UK tour. Brimming with humour and character growth, Bartlett Sher’s production is a less menaci…

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

‘Everything theatre should be’: My Son’s a Queer (But what can you do?) – Ambassadors Theatre ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Let’s start off by saying that this show My Son's a Queer (But what can you do?) at the Ambassadors Theatre is the most joyous and heartfelt 75 minutes I’ve maybe ever experienced in the…

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

‘It’s the epitome of razzle dazzle’: MOULIN ROUGE THE MUSICAL – Piccadilly Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

A tale of two halves, Moulin Rouge the Musical is both a spectacular spectacular and a chaotic conundrum. Based on the 2001 film of the same name, it tells the story of fated lovers Christia…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

‘As vibrant & wonderful as ever’: SIX THE MUSICAL – Vaudeville Theatre ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Going into a new year it’s great to see that Six the Musical is as vibrant and wonderful as ever. The current queens of the castle do an outstanding job of keeping the energy of the show f…

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

‘The energy & precision is truly mesmerising’: NEWSIES – Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

As temperatures soar below zero, the heat is definitely up at the Troubadour theatre in Wembley as the venue’s long awaited production of Newsies sizzles and soars.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

‘A whole lot of spectacle sprinkled in with the silliness’: CINDERELLA – Woking ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

It’s that time of year again (oh yes it is) where audiences flock to their local theatres to see the seasonal panto, and this year the New Victoria Theatre, Woking are providing the glitzi…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

‘Definitely a show that’s been revived at the right time’: ORLANDO – Garrick Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Thought to be inspired by Virginia Woolf’s romance with Vita Sackville-West, Orlando depicts a boisterous protagonist whose journey spans five centuries and two genders. Its awareness of g…

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

‘Perfectly packaged Christmas show’: ELF THE MUSICAL – Dominion Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

If you’re looking for some festive magic this year, look no further than the Dominion Theatre for a gloriously Christmassy, sparkly production of Elf The Musical. Based on the cult classic…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

‘Just as magical as ever’: THE NUTCRACKER – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The Northern Ballet's production of The Nutcracker is everything you could want in the lead up to Christmas. Enchantment paired with stellar dancing means you'll have a captivating time, whe…

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Friday, October 21, 2022

‘There’s certainly heart to the story’: BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER – Turbine Theatre ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Since its opening in 2019, the Turbine Theatre in Battersea has been a leading player in showcasing new musicals, while providing a safe space to try out modern and exciting work. Their most…

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

‘A treat to see such strong performances’: THE CHER SHOW – Touring ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Turning back time from her Las Vegas residencies, The Cher Show begins in the 1950s with a young Cherilyn Sarkisian who's longing to be a star, and progresses through her various ventures, s…

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

‘You’d have to be a scrooge not to enjoy it’: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Touring ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a staple and rite of passage for many musical theatre fans so when a production is mounted there’s always…

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

‘Highlights the heartwarming & empowering messages’: Kinky Boots the Musical in Concert – Theatre Royal Drury Lane ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Kinky Boots the Musical in Concert at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a fantastic showcase of a great cast as well as the heartwarming story that works surprisingly well in concert form. I c…

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

‘The sumptuous score is showcased to the highest degree’: CHESS THE MUSICAL IN CONCERT – Theatre Royal Drury Lane ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

After the success earlier in the year of Bonnie and Clyde in Concert, the bar has been set rather high for what concert productions at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane can provide, and Chess the…

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

‘Hurray for new British writing’: MILLENNIALS – The Other Palace ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

There may be a little final sprinkle of fairy dust missing but Millennials at The Other Palace is one of the funnest shows about and it’ll be brilliant to see where it progresses.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

‘A lovely production chock-a-block with humour’: MY FAIR LADY – London Coliseum ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The London Coliseum was packed to the rafters and buzzing to see the long-awaited West End transfer of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Bartlett Sher’s joyous production had a highly acc…

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Sunday, June 5, 2022

‘It lacks the sparkle you expect’: WE WILL ROCK YOU – Touring ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Back for its 2022 tour, We Will Rock You is set in a dystopian future where “real” music has been outlawed and replaced with manufactured pop. Society is lived online and it’s up to a …

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

’It’s the first-rate performances that really bring this show to life’: LIFT – Southwark Playhouse ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Overall, Lift is a well-paced show which lacks real depth and cohesion but is carried exceptionally well by the eight person cast. As a cult favourite, it's worth catching just for the power…

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Monday, May 23, 2022

‘An unmissable piece of theatre’: PRIMA FACIE – Harold Pinter Theatre ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

In her one-woman West End debut in Prima Facie, Jodie Comer lives up to every expectation and delivers a performance that astounds and stays with you long after the curtain comes down.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

‘A high energy, fun night out’: GREASE THE MUSICAL – Dominion Theatre ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

It’s a cult classic that’s got the word, got the groove, it’s got meaning, and in its current West End run at the Dominion Theatre, Grease provides a high energy, fun night out that’…

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Monday, May 2, 2022

‘A kaleidoscope of colour & dance’: Matthew Bourne’s NUTCRACKER – Touring ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The Nutcracker Suite is an old and much-beloved family Christmas favourite. Matthew Bourne's version, however, is a somewhat different take on the classic.

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

‘A dynamic production packed full of colour, texture & noise’: ZORRO – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Set to a legendary soundtrack by the Gipsy Kings, this sizzling show follows the mysterious masked vigilante El Zorro in his efforts to defend the Pueblo of Los Angeles from a ruthless autoc…

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

‘A thoroughly entertaining night out’: SCHOOL OF ROCK – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

School of Rock (Tour)New Wimbledon TheatreReviewed on Monday 21st March 2022★★★★★Most people know and love the hit 2003 film School of Rock. With Jack Black’s iconic comedy, incr…

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Sunday, April 17, 2022

‘A musical that inspires us all to own what makes us different’: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Everybody's Talking About Jamie is fast becoming a staple piece of theatre in the UK and indeed across the world.

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Friday, April 8, 2022

‘A fast-footed feast that’s full of charm & keeps its wow factor’: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

It's been 10 years since Jonathan Church's stage version of Singin' in the Rain was brought to life at the Chichester Festival theatre, showering the front rows during the title number and d…

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

INTERVIEW: Alex Gibson-Giorgio on playing the villain in Zorro The Musical by Olivia Mitchell

Alex Gibson-Giorgio plays Ramon in Zorro The Musical at London's Charing Cross Theatre. He chats to us about the rehearsal process, what it's like playing the villain and what audiences can …

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