Legally Blonde

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Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin's 2007 musical adaption of the hit 2001 comedy film, starring Reese Witherspoon, is in Wimbledon for the week as part of its second UK tour since the West End production closed in 2012. With a book by Heather Hach, Legally Blonde tells the story of heartbroken Elle Woods (Lucie Jones),... Read more »

Killer Joe

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Fourteen years before he won the Pulitzer Prize for August: Osage County, Tracy Letts made his playwriting debut with Killer Joe, a violent bite of Southern Gothic about a guy who hires a hitman to kill his mother (You may know it as a 2011 film starring Matthew McConaughey). This production at Trafalgar Studios sees Orlando... Read more »

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

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After a short run in Sheffield (19 performances), teenage drag-queen musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie sashayed into the West End last November and this sassy musical - a cross between Billy Elliot, Kinky Boots and Priscilla Queen Of The Desert has become a huge hit and I went to see why. Inspired by a real-life... Read more »

Quiz

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Olivier award winning James Graham was lauded last year for having two plays (Ink and Labour of Love) running side-by-side in the West End. Now he's back at the Noel Coward Theatre with a transfer piece from Chichester, creating a terrific buzz with this exuberantly entertaining and thought-provoking interactive piece: Quiz. Here in Quiz Graham re-examines the... Read more »

Hotel Café Royal

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Hotel Café Royal is a five-star hotel located on the Mayfair side of Soho. Located within the grandeur of Regent Street, an imposing façade behind which a hotel of refine and sophistication resides. I had my birthday here a few years ago around the time JPR Media Group did their launch, right before the launch... Read more »

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Last time the Edward Albee show Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf was in London it was at the Shaftesbury Avenue with Kathleen Turner as the booze-fueled, husband hating Martha. It sounds like perfect casting to me, but I never got to see it. This year the show is on at The Harold Pinter Theatre with the... Read more »

Death Takes A Holiday

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Death literally does take a holiday in this musical version of the play that inspired 'Meet Joe Black'. This European premiere reaches Charing Cross Theatre after starting in New York off-Broadway in 2011. Reuniting artistic director Thom Southerland with composer and lyricist Maury Yeston, who also wrote the score for ‘Titanic’, which Southerland directed at Charing... Read more »

Thriller Live

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Thriller Live is a genuine crowd-pleaser and the legacy of Michael Jackson is such that it is a show for all ages, colours and nationalities at the Lyric Theatre, London to celebrate his incredible repertoire. The show has become a living memorial to him, and there's even a plaque in the theatre's foyer now marking... Read more »