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Theatre: ‘Hey Old Friends’ – a gala performance marking stephen sondheim’s 85th birthday

Click here to listen: His contribution to musical theatre is without doubt unmeasureable. From those early days of writing for the likes of Ethel Herman and Angela Lansbury – the shy little Jewish boy from New York truly has influenced […]

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First Nights: London

This is the only theatre listing you’ll need to plan a night out within the next seven days. First Night’s is a one stop shop for all shows opening in the west-end and across London’s vibrant fringe scene. Tuesday, 20 […]

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Exhibition: Dressed By Angels opens at the old Truman Brewery

Click here to listen: Many characters on TV, the big screen and on stage are instantly identified by what they wear – for many their outfit helps define the role. From Doctor Who to Downtown Abbey the authenticity of the […]

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review: Casa Valentina

Venue: Southwark Playhouse, SE1 Dates: 10 September – 10 October Rating: *** For more reviews go to the British Theatre Guide website Harvey Fierstein plays are like London buses these days: you wait ages for one and then two come […]

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Review: Dinner with Saddam

Venue: Menier Chocolate Factory, SE1 Dates: until 14 November Rating: ***** Other reviews on the British Theatre Guide website It’s difficult to imagine a play about the dictator Saddam Hussein popping round for dinner could be anything but utterly revolting. […]

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NEWS: Cast change for Southwark Playhouse’s Grand Hotel

Just 48 hours before the first previews of the much talked about revival of acclaimed Broadway musical Grand Hotel and it’s leading man Philip Rham has announced he’s to leave the show due to a family emergency. However, it’s been […]

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Interview: Matt Cardle talks about his west-end debut in Memphis

Click here to listen: Just under five years after winning Essex boy Matt Cardle won the X Factor and he’s branching out by making his west-end debut alongside Beverley Knight in the already massively popular musical “Memphis”. Matt is set […]

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Venue: St James Theatre Date: 12 May – 27 June rating: ** Designer Alexander McQueen’s harrowing suicide a day before his beloved mother’s funeral is well documented. It’s an extremely sad ending for a man who epitomised everything good about […]

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Exhibition: Grayson Perry unveils his latest art work in Essex

Click here to listen: Road improvements and new signage have been introduced around Wrabness near Harwich in Essex in readiness for an expected influx of tourists wanting to catch a glimpse of the house created by transvestite Essex artist Grayson […]

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Review: Jerry’s Girl

Venue: Jermyn Street Theatre Date: 15 May – 31 May Rating: **** Few composers or lyricists are worthy of being the subject of their very own stage show. In-fact, only a handful spring to mind. There’s little debate that amongst […]