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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

REVIEW: Take Me To The World, Streamed YouTube ✭✭✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews Take Me To The World, a streamed concert celebrating Stephen Sondheim's 90th Birthday presented by Broadway.com on YouTube. This post REVIEW: Take Me To Th…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

West End History Hour – 27 March Starlight Express by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham delves back into the boxes of programmes to bring you a celebration of the one and only Starlight Express which opened on 27 March 1984. This post West End History…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

REVIEW: One Jewish Boy, Trafalgar Studios 2 ✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews Stephen Laughton's play One Jewish Boy which has now transferred to Trafalgar Studios 2 where it plays until  4 April 2020. This post REVIEW: One Jewish B…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

REVIEW: Over My Dad’s Body, The Vaults London ✭✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews Over My Dad's Body at the Vault Festival 2020 at The Vaults In London. This post REVIEW: Over My Dad’s Body, The Vaults London ✭✭✭✭ first appeare…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

REVIEW: The Last Five Years, Southwark Playhouse London ✭✭✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years now playing at Southwark Playhouse until 28 March 2020 This post REVIEW: The Last Five Years, Southwark Playhouse …

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

REVIEW: Pretty Woman the musical, Piccadilly Theatre London ✭✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews the musical stage adaptation of the hit film Pretty Woman directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell at the Piccadilly Theatre, London. This post REVIEW:…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

REVIEW: Prince Of Egypt, Dominion Theatre London ✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews Prince Of Egypt by Stephen Schwartz and Philip Lazebnik now running at London's Dominion Theatre. This post REVIEW: Prince Of Egypt, Dominion Theatre Londo…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

REVIEW: La Cage Aux Folles, Park Theatre London ✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews Simon Callow's adaptation of the French farce La Cage Aux Folles now playing at the Park Theatre London. This post REVIEW: La Cage Aux Folles, Park Theatre…

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

REVIEW: Leopoldstadt, Wyndham’s Theatre, London ✭✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews Tom Stoppard's new play Leopoldstadt which is now playing at the Wyndham's Theatre, London. This post REVIEW: Leopoldstadt, Wyndham’s Theatre, London ✭…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

REVIEW: Circus 1903, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham and his son Barnaby review Circus 1903 which has returned to play this festive season at the Royal Festival Hall on London's Southbank. This post REVIEW: Circus 19…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

OPINION: Hello……Dolly? by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham examines whether the news of Imelda Staunton’s casting of Dolly Levi is tantamount to a monopoly on leading lady roles. This post OPINION: Hello……Dolly? firs…

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Friday, November 29, 2019

REVIEW: The Greatest Play In The History Of The World, Trafalgar Studios 2 ✭✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews Julie Hesmondhalgh in The Greatest Play In The History Of The World now playing at Trafalgar Studios 2, London. This post REVIEW: The Greatest Play In The …

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

REVIEW: Cinderella, Lyric Hammersmith ✭✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham and his son Barnaby review this year's festive treat Cinderella at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London This post REVIEW: Cinderella, Lyric Hammersmith ✭✭✭…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Revisiting Wicked – Keeping a long running musical fresh by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham revisits the London production of Wicked the musical at the Apollo Victoria Theatre some thirteen years after its London debut at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and r…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

REVIEW: & Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre ✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews & Juliet, a jukebox musical featuring the music of Max Martin now playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre. This post REVIEW: & Juliet, Shaftesbury Theat…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

PODCAST: Episode 3 – Dave Malloy by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham In the third British Theatre Podcast, Ray Rackham speaks to Broadway composer, playwright, actor and lyricist Dave Malloy whose musicals Preludes and Ghost Quartet premiered i…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

REVIEW: High Fidelity, Turbine Theatre London ✭✭✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews High Fidelity the musical by Tom Kitt, Amanda Green and David Lindsay Abaire based on Nick Hornby's novel now playing at The Turbine Theatre, Battersea. Th…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

REVIEW: I Do! I Do!, Upstairs At The Gatehouse ✭✭✭ by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham reviews Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's musical I Do! I Do! which is now playing Upstairs At The Gatehouse. Book now! This post REVIEW: I Do! I Do!, Upstairs At The…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sister Act 2020 – Is age really but a number? by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham looks at age appropriate casting in musicals and wonders if age isn't now trumped by talent or are audiences buying into the age changes. This post Sister Act 2020…

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

INTERVIEW: Championing Judy Garland’s capacity for survival by Ray Rackham

Through the Mill, a new play about Judy Garland at three different points in her life, is currently in its premiere season at London Theatre Workshop. The theatre’s dramaturg Carolyn Scott…

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