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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

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Thoughts On: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Duke of York’s

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is a musical comedy about a Scottish Catholic choir who head to Edinburgh to compete in a competition. So far, so cutesy. However, Alan Warner’s novel adapted by Lee Hall, then follows them on a raucous night out in the capital involving copious alcohol, sex and pyromania. The show won the… Continue reading Thoughts On: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Duke of York’s

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Brief Thoughts On: Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s Globe

This is definitely a bit of a tease of a review, as this production is closing this weekend. However, with this being something of Emma Rice’s farewell letter to The Globe, and it also being freaking amazing, I wanted to pop a few thoughts here. Twelfth Night follows Viola (Anita-Joy Uwajeh) who is separated from her… Continue reading Brief Thoughts On: Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s Globe