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Miss Saigon review

May 24, 2014   -   0 comments   -  

Earlier this week, I went to the Prince Edward Theatre for Miss Saigon’s press night. When asked to name a musical, Miss Saigon is a go-to title for many people, even if they haven’t seen it. The last time it was running in the West End was 15 years ago, so its continued presence in

Getting your kids into the theatre

December 13, 2013   -   2 comments   -  

In this year’s Christmas special edition of The Spectator, there is an article by me about the best way to get your kids interested in the theatre.

Don’t worry, it’s not as dry and worthy as it sounds. Plus, it opens up with me getting hit in the face, so there’s that.

The issue of The Spectator it’s in looks like this:

The Spectator magazine front cover Christmas 2013

And like most things it’s available to read online too.

Review: Propeller’s take on The Winter’s Tale

March 30, 2012   -   0 comments   -  

Propeller, Edward Hall’s all-male ensemble, is back on tour with a revitalised version of The Winter’s Tale,a production originally seen in 2005. I didn’t see it that time round, but the 2012 version seems to be curiously imbalanced… Read the rest of my review at WhatsonStage.

Panto season 2011

December 9, 2011   -   0 comments   -  

It’s December, so that means every theatre in the country will cover its costs for the next year by running a pantomime for the next six weeks. As ever, I am on panto duty and have been all over the place reviewing pantomimes for www.whatsonstage.com and here are two of my favourites so far. Snow White

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