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Homer’s epic retold in an extraordinary dance theatre production at Wiltons

The Mark Bruce Company’s Dracula was perfect in the setting of  Wilton’s and now they are bringing another unique dance experience to the venue, Homer’s epic, The Odyssey. From Wiltons ” The King, Odysseus separated from his family for ten years of … Continue reading

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Acclaimed Pink Mist transfers to Bush Theatre in February

Read Reviews of Bristol Production of Pink Mist From the Bush Theatre:  “Who wants to play war?Best friends Arthur, Hads and Taff were barely out of their teens when they were deployed to Afghanistan. Returning to the women in their … Continue reading

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Powerhouse trio cast for The Maids at Trafalgar Studios, opens Feb 2016

The Jamie Lloyd Company’s first production of 2016 will be the full-throttle UK premiere of a contemporary adaptation of Jean Genet’s masterpiece, The Maids – not seen in the West End for twenty years. Director Jamie Lloyd has assembled a powerhouse … Continue reading

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Sondheim’s ROAD SHOW opens at  Union Theatre in February

Following the successful transfer to the Menier Chocolate Factory of the New York Production of Road Show in 2011, the Union Theatre is now creating the first ever UK production of Sondheim‘s show.   From the Union Theatre: “At the turn of the last century old Pa Meisner sends … Continue reading

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Fritz Lang’s Metropolis with Live Musical Score at Wilton’s Music Hall Feb 10th and 11th

    After sell out success last May, Dmytro Morykit returns with his compelling live piano score for Metropolis, providing a truly inspirational evening of film and sound.  Metropolis is a 1927 German silent film regarded as a pioneering work … Continue reading

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A Magical Victorian evening

I posted this a while back but had the chance to see the show this weekend—so wanted to mention it.  It was the perfect thing for a Friday evening–an hour of Victorian magic that kids and (mostly) adults were completely … Continue reading

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Donmar’s My Night with Reg transfers to West End in January

My Night With Reg, the acclaimed play which ran at the Donmar Warehouse earlier this year, will transfer to the West End in January and will feature the entire Donmar cast. According to There Ought to Be Clowns blog , … Continue reading

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Dracula and Frankenstein descend on London this fall

Wilton’s Music Hall gave Mark Bruce’s dance production of Dracula  the perfect ambience.   I’m not sure if the artsdepot where it will be performed in November 2014 can possibly offer the same type of setting but the production is excellent … Continue reading

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The Talented Mr Ripley at New Diorama Theatre, Jan 2015

From the New Diorama Theatre: “Tom Ripley is a nobody given the unexpected chance to make a name for himself in Europe.When he first meets Dickie Greenleaf, Tom’s skills for forging signatures, telling lies and impersonating just about anybody are … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet at historic Temple Church Aug 30- Sept 7th

From Antic Disposition: “Located in the secluded heart of London’s legal quarter between Fleet Street and the River Thames,  Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar in the 12th-century and is one of London’s most beautiful and historic buildings. … Continue reading

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Accolade at the St James Theatre November 12- December 13th

As the FT stated in its review of Accolade in 2011 which called the play a revelation, “Neglected plays are usually neglected for a good reason …except when the Finborough stages them.”  The Finborough’s production is now transferring to the … Continue reading

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Uncle Vanya at St James Theatre October 8-November 8

There have been several opportunities to take in Chekhov in the last 12 months, but there’s always room for another good production of Uncle Vanya. From the St. James Theatre: “A beautiful autumn day, rural England. A respected professor returns … Continue reading

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Blonde Bombshells Upstairs At The Gatehouse through June 29th

          I love the Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre, and always marvel at their ability to bring West End productions to such a tiny space.   The production of Guys and Dolls was on par with an … Continue reading

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Song Academy -after school creative songwriting club

Here’s one more activity to add to your children’s already busy extracurricular schedules (either during the school year or over school breaks):  Classes at Song Academy for 7-16 year olds,  run in Fulham, Hammersmith, Notting Hill, Chiswick & Chelsea.   Rowena … Continue reading

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The The Scottsboro Boys Transfers to West End October 2014

The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic was is on my short list for great theatre in 2013.   Fortunately if you missed the show last fall, you  have a chance to see it in a limited run from  4 October … Continue reading

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Wolf Hall transfers to the West End May 2014

The stage productions of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall/Bring up the Bodies are transferring to the Aldwych Theatre this May.  There were many excellent reviews for the RSC production in Stratford-upon-Avon and if you didn’t make it through both tomes of … Continue reading

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Other Desert Cities at Old Vic March 13-May 24th

  Other Desert Cities opens at the Old Vic in March written by  screenwriter Jon Robin Baitz, best known as the creator of the internationally successful TV series, Brothers and Sisters and the first in a season to be presented … Continue reading

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Shakespeare In Love opens in West End this summer

Tickets are on sale today for Shakespeare in Love.  The show is  based on the oscar  film and will premiere in the West End in July.  The cast has not yet been announced. From the theatre: “Promising young playwright Will … Continue reading

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[title of show] at the Landor Theatre through September 14th

From the Landor:  “Three Weeks. Two friends. One original musical. [title of show] is a wickedly hilarious musical comedy about Hunter and Jeff, two struggling writers who decide to create a new musical for the inaugural New York Musical Theatre … Continue reading

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