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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:42 AM
London
13 THE MUSICAL
Music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Dan Elish & Robert Horn.
5 Stars *****

The Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2 9 ND to 23 August 2017.
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21 Aug 2 pm; 22 Aug 5pm & 8pm; 23 Aug 12pm, 4pm &8pm.
Runs 85 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7395 5465.
www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 August.


Bar Mitzvah Joy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:06 AM
London.
KING LEAR
by William Shakespeare.
4Stars ****

Shakespeare’s Globe. 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT to 14 October 2017.

Mon-Sat 7pm. Mat Tue, Thu & Sat 2pm/
Runs 3hr 5 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9919.
www.shakespearesglobe.com
Review: William Russell 16 August.

A blackly comic tragedy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:49 AM
London.
THE BOOT
by Peter Briffa
Three stars ***

The Hen and Chickens Theatre Bar, 169 St Paul’s Road, London N1 2NA to 20 August in Camden Festival.

Performances 9pm.
Runs 45 mins No interval.

TICKETS 020 7704 2001.
www.thehenchickenstheatrebar.co.uk
Review: William Russell 18 August


A corkscrew of the thriller
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 03:12 PM
London.
HANSEL & GRETEL -
and the witch Baba Yaga
by Daniel Winder.
4Stars ****


St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED to 3 September 2017.
Mon – Sat NOT Tues at 2.30pm & 7pm.
Runs 2hr 35 mins One interval.

TICKETS:
www.iristheatre.com
Review: William Russell 8 August.

<b.A grim fairy tale enchantingly performed
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 04:29 PM
London.
APOLOGIA
by Alexi Kaye Campbell
4Stars ****

Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London to 18 November 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs

TICKETS: 0870 060 6632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 8 August

Stockard Channing on top form
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 10:31 AM
London.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare.
3Stars ***
The Rose Playhouse, 56 Park Street, London SE1 9AR to 26 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sun 3pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9565
www.roseplayhouse.org.uk
Review: William Russell 5 August.


A jolly romp into the woods and out again
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 10:14 AM
London
MRS ORWELL
By Tony Cox
3Stars***

Old Red Lion theatre, 418 John Street, Islington, London EC1V 4NJ to26 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 2hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7837 7816.
www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 August.

A very strange romance
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 12:29 PM
London.
Treating Odette
by Jennifer Selway.
Three stars ***

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD to 6 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Sun 4pm and from 1-6 August as part of the Camden Festival Tues,Thu & Sat 7.30pm Wed & Fri 9.15pm and Sun 5pm/
Runs 80 mins No interval.

Tickets: 020 8340 3488.
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com
Review: William Russell 23 July.

Remembering Odette and Anna
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:59 AM
London.
COMING CLEAN
by Kevin Elyot
3 ***

The King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN to 26 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2 hrs One interval.
TICKETS: 020 7206 4443.
www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Review: William Russell 29 July.

A worth catching fascinating revival
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 12:08 PM
London.
ROAD
by Jim Cartwright.
4Stars ****

The Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Sloane Square, London to 9 September 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000.
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 28 July.

Our Friends Up North - booze, bicker and survive
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 11:57 AM
London
JUST TO GET MARRIED
by Cicely Hamilton,
4Stars ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 19 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 10 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 27 July.


Fine revival of a forgotten play which still hits home
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:56 AM
London.
THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE - aged 13 and three quarters.
Music by Pippa Cleary, book by Jake Brunger, lyrics by Pippa Cleary & Jake Brunger.
4Stars ****
Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU to 9 September 2017.


Tues-Sat 8pm Mat Sat & Sun 3.30pm.
Runs 2hr 10 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7378 1713.
www.menierchocolatefactory.com
Review: William Russell 26 July.

The Mole truth and nothing but – the diarist from Leicester
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:13 AM
London.
THE HIRED MAN
Music & Lyrics by Howard Goodall
Book by Melvyn Bragg
3 ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 12 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.
TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 21 July.

Hard times in Cumbria,
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:55 AM
London.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by William Shakespe
3 ***

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 5 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm
Runs 1hr 35 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 July.

Bright, breezy and lots of fun
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:50 AM
London
TWILIGHT SONG
by Kevin Elyot
2 Stars **

Park 200, the park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP to 12 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm. 31 July and 7 August 7.30pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 19 July.

A sad and dreary song at twilight
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:38 AM
London
TIDDLER -
and other terrific tales
based on the books of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.
Music & Lyrics Benji Bower.
4 Stars****

Leicester Square Theatre, to 3 September 2017.

Tues & Wed 11am. Thurs-Sunday 11am & 2pm.
Runs 60 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 734 2222.
www.TiddlerLive.com
Review: William Russell 19 July.

Terrific treat for tiny tots.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:20 AM
London.
DISCO PIGS
by Enda Walsh.
4 Stars ****

Trafalgar Studio 2, Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 19 August 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm. Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.
TICKETS: 0844 871 7632
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 18 July.


Twin souls and double trouble
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 07, 2017 - 10:50 AM
London
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN BRITAIN
Devised by The Real McGuffins and John Walton.
4Stars ****

Jermyn Street Theatre. 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 29 July 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1 hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 July.

Delightfully Daft and Dazzlingly Done
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM
London
THE MENTOR
by Daniel Kehlman.
Translated by Christopher Hampson.

3stars***

The Vaudeville Theatre 404, the Strand, London WC2 0NY to 2 September 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm/
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 033 0333 4814.
www.tickets.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: William Russell 4 July.

A civilised but slight affair
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 03, 2017 - 09:55 AM
London.
KING KONG
(A Comedy)
by Daniel Clarkson
4****

The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD to 27 August 2017.

To 23 July – Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 4pm. Sun 3pm & 6pm.
From 25 July – Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed,Sat & Sun 4pm.
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0871 220 0260.
www.KingKongComedy.com
Review: William Russell 2 July.

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You could go ape over this
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 11:04 AM
London
HOUSE OF AMERICA
by Ed Thomas
4Stars ****

Jack Studio Theatre, The Brockley Jack, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 15 July 2017.

Tues – Sat 7.45pm
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 June

Horror in the valleys and on the road
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 10:50 AM
London.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Book by Julian Fellowes, music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe.
3 ***

The London Palladium, Argyll Street, London W1F 7TF to 9 September 2017.

Mon 7pm. Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Tues & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 412 4655.
www.londonpalladiumtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 June.

@ReviewsGate


Toad in a bit of a hole,
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:01 AM
London
LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL
a musical play by Lanie Robertson.
5 *****

Wyndham’s Theatre., Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA to 9 September.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed, Thu & Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.tickets.delfontmachintosh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 June.


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Ninety spellbinding heartbreaking minutes
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:09 AM
London
MR GILLIE
by James Bridie.
4 ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED in repertoire to 15 July 1017.

Sun, Môn & Tues 7.30 pm. Mat Tues 2pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.


TICKETS: 0844 847 1652
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 26 June.

@ReviewsGate

A splendid story of failure and redemption
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:14 AM
London.
BLONDEL
Book & lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Stephen Oliver & Mathew Pritchard.
3 Stars ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 LO3 to 15 July 2017.

Tues- Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm/
Runs 2hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz

A horrible history musical
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:12 AM
London.
JAMES BONNEY MP
by Ian Buckley.
2Stars **

The White Bear theatre, 132 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ to 8 July 2017.


Tues-Sat 7.30pm May Sat 8 Jul 2.30pm & Sun 4pm.
Runs 1hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 012 4963.
www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 June.


@ReviewsGate

A play for yesterday rather than today
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:54 AM
London.
BAT OUT OF HELL
book, music & lyrics by Jim Steinman.
5 *****
The Coliseum, 33 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES

Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs & Sat 2.30
Runs 2hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.londoncoliseum.org
Review: William Russell 21 June

@ReviewsGate

A hell of a show
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 02:34 PM
London
THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD
Book by Paul Jenkins
Music and Lyrice by Darren Clark
4****

Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 15 July 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30 pm.Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 16 June.

In the end worth coming to this cabaret
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:15 AM
London.
KISS ME
By Richard Bean
4Stars ****

Trafalgar Studios, Studio 2, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 8 July 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thurs & Sat 3pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review:William Russell 13 June.

@ReviewsGate

An engrossing encounter between two sad people
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:01 AM
London

THE LOST ONES
by Maxim Gorky
translated by Cathy Porter.

4 ****

Jermyn Street Theatre, 26b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 1 July 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15mins One interval/

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 June.

@ReviewsGate

A country and a family destroyed
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