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Not Dead Enough

Not Dead Enough

★★★☆☆ Grace notes:
Quincy meets Crossroads as the latest adaptation of a Peter James thriller, Not Dead Enough, hits the King’s Theatre. Literally.

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nell Gwynn

Nell Gwynn

★★★★☆ Bawdy, never boring
The most famous mistress of Charles II rules at the King’s Theatre this week, with the English Touring Theatre’s production of Nell Gwynn.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sister Act

Sister Act

★★★★☆ Habit forming:
If you like musical comedy you really should catch up with nun on the run Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act at the Playhouse this week.

April 5, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Anita and Me

Anita and Me

★★★☆☆ Indistinct:
Seventies teenager Meena lives in Tollington, a former mining village in England’s Black Country in Anita and Me, on at the King’s until Saturday.

March 29, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

✭✭✭✭✩ Dream Team:
It’s nearly 50 years old but Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at the Playhouse until Saturday, doesn’t need to be mothballed.

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

✭✭✭✭✩ Big and clever:
It’s Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show at the King’s this week. Or maybe it’s the Big Big BIG Variety Show. It’s hard to keep these things straight… But it’s fair to say it’s big.

March 1, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
A Judgement in Stone

A Judgement in Stone

★★★☆☆ Not such a class act:
The Ruth Rendell murder tale A Judgement in Stone, at the King’s until Saturday, promises much but shoots itself in the foot with unbelievable characters and relationships.

February 14, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie

★★★☆☆ Not strictly brilliant:
Pop quiz. Hum a song from Thoroughly Modern Millie, which is at the Playhouse until Saturday. Aha, Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen’s title number. Very good. And?

February 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wonderland

Wonderland

★★★★☆ Wonderful:
You don’t have to go down a rabbit hole to find Wonderland, it’s at the Playhouse until Saturday.

January 25, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

★★★★★ How can I resist you?
The winner takes it all at the Edinburgh Playhouse, as the Mamma Mia! tour arrives for an extended run over the festive season.

December 1, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More