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Thoughts On: Oslo, National Theatre

Oslo is a play that has arrived at the National Theatre for a brief run prior to a West End transfer, fresh from an incredibly acclaimed run on Broadway. JT Rogers’ play is the story of Terje Rod-Larsen (Toby Stephens) and Mona Juul (Lydia Leonard), two Norwegians who using their connections as a thinktank director and… Continue reading Thoughts On: Oslo, National Theatre

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A Month in Books: August

August definitely saw me getting my book reading mojo back, and I’m hoping this will carry me through to the end of the year (only 6 books behind my Goodreads challenge…so do-able hopefully?). Unbecoming by Jenny Downham (2015, David Fickling Books) Jenny Downham wrote one of my favourite young adult novels, Before I Die, and so… Continue reading A Month in Books: August

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Thoughts On: Follies, National Theatre

You know when you’re watching something and you just know that you’re going to love it? I had that moment at the end of the overture of the National’s production of Follies. It’s a production that is stunning is practically every aspect; from its performances to the music (a 27 PIECE ORCHESTRA ON STAGE) to the beautiful… Continue reading Thoughts On: Follies, National Theatre

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Thoughts On: Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Jesus Christ Superstar is one of my favourite scores; it’s Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice at their best (well, aside from Evita) and vividly brings to life the last days of Jesus. This production was raved about during its original run last year, to the point that it has been brought back for an extended run… Continue reading Thoughts On: Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

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Thoughts On: Against, Almeida Theatre

I went into Against with some deal of trepidation. Despite it featuring one of my favourite actors and being at a theatre where I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve seen so far; the mixed word of mouth and the running time made me a little sceptical. However, Against is an interesting piece of work, which does raise questions around… Continue reading Thoughts On: Against, Almeida Theatre

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Thoughts On: An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre

An American in Paris opened on the West End direct from Broadway to rave reviews in March this year, and I’ve been itching to see it since. As a lover of ballet, the dance-heavy show really appealed to me. I’m not familiar with the source material, the 1951 Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron film, and whilst… Continue reading Thoughts On: An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre

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Thoughts On: Committee, Donmar Warehouse

Committee is a musicalisation of the Public Administration & Constitutional Affairs Committee Takes Oral Evidence on Whitehall’s Relationship with Kid’s Company. So not the most natural subject for a musical. However, Tom Deering’s music along with Hadley Fraser & Josie Rourke’s book & lyrics from the transcripts of the sessions make it really work. The collapse… Continue reading Thoughts On: Committee, Donmar Warehouse