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17th Sep 2015
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ORPHEUS – Royal Opera House, Linbury Studio Theatre, London

Set amongst the Parisian jazz scene, Little Bulb Theatre’s re-imagining of Orpheus is a fantastical mix of music, puppetry and humorous performance. The humour is tinged with the tragedy of Orpheus’ tale,...

16th Aug 2015
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MISCH-MASCH & PETER AND THE WOLF – Arcola Theatre, London.

Presented as part of the Arcola Theatre’s 2015 Grimeborn season (a programme of opera – new, redeveloped, rare and traditional), Basement Orchestra’s performance of these two pieces with a narrative...

06th Aug 2015
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A NAUGHTY NIGHT WITH NOEL COWARD – Old Red Lion, London.

This show blends together two of Noel Coward’s shorter plays (We Were Dancing, and The Better Half) together with a couple of Coward’s songs (‘Dance, Little Lady,’ and ‘The Party’s...

27th Sep 2014
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KERRY ELLIS – Kerry Ellis, Soundcheck Records.

Kerry Ellis is perhaps one of Britain’s biggest theatrical celebrities of recent years after flying into our lives as the first British Elphaba in Stephen Schwartz’s musical Wicked. After starring...

20th Aug 2014
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SAPPHIRE SOUL – Hippodrome Casino, London.

In a time when there are more Musical Theatre bands like Collabro than I can count, I was very sceptical heading to the Hippodrome to see the launch night for...

17th Jul 2014
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THE CONFESSION ROOM IN CONCERT – St. James Studio, London

The Confession Room by Dan Looney (music & lyrics) and Patrick Wilde (book), is an original musical about a group of people at a support group who come together to...

19th Jun 2014
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ONE (MORE) NIGHT IN LONDON – St James Studio, London.

After a successful weekend of shows earlier this year, US partnership Brian Kerrigan (composer) and Kait Lowdermilk (lyricist) were once again invited back to the St. James to showcase their...

09th Feb 2014
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RUNNING ON EMPTY – Soho Theatre, London.

Creating cross-genre work can be a revelatory process, with one medium casting new light on another and disparate pieces combining to form a greater, truly novel entity. However, marshalling numerous...

26th Oct 2013
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THRILLER LIVE 2000 – Lyrics Theatre, London.

A thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all at the 2000th performance of Thriller Live, currently in it’s fifth year in the West End. Some stunning vocals especially from rock...

11th Oct 2013
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ARVOLES LLORAN POR LLUVIA – Battersea Music Hall and Mess, London.

Composer/musicians Alex and Nick Roth have teamed together to conceive a multimedia theatre piece based on a suite of medieval Sephardic folk ballads re-imagined by electro-acoustic ensemble Sefiroth, whose members...

20th Sep 2013
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WELL-STRUNG & VARLA JEAN MERMAN – Leicester Square Theatre, London.

Well-Strung are my new favourite type of boy band … they can sing, they’re good looking, they do minimal choreography, can play their own instruments, dress smartly, and the kick...

12th Aug 2013
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WE ALL WANT THE SAME – Nadim Naaman, Auburn Jam Music.

There seems to be a surge of late in musical theatre actors taking the plunge and releasing a solo album. This always strikes me as a costly and brave move,...

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