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Copacabana: The Musical - UK Tour

A tale of romance and stardom returns to the UK stage. Featuring aspiring songwriter tony working as a pianist in a bar when he meets Lola who is determined to make it into show business. Falling for Lola, Tony does everything he can to help her to make i

Top Hat: The Musical, New Wimbledon Theatre

Based on the classic 1935 film starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, this production is filled with sophistication and glamour that is a joy to watch. Starring Alan Burkitt as Jerry Travers, the American dancer who arrives in London to perform in a

Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse

It is no mean feat to turn an audience against idealistic, painfully young marines heading for the nightmarish hell of Vietnam, but Dogfight comes perilously close to achieving that undesirable goal in the manner of their introduction.

Dogfight - Southwark Playhouse, London

November 21, 1963. On the night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, the unassuming and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet, s

Tapping and Tailcoats in Top Hat

There is something wonderfully feelgood about Top Hat. Based on the 1935 film starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, it’s filled with tap dancing, catchy songs (including Cheek to Cheek and Let’s Face the Music and Dance) and romance.

Theatre Review: Dogfight

Dogfight is a weird, ugly, cornball musical about weird, ugly, cornball Americans — and it’s all the better for that.

Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse, London, review: 'Enjoyable, moving, stimulating and wonderful'

This is, to spit it out directly, not only the most enjoyable, moving and stimulating new musical that I have seen in ages but it is also – for all that it is set in San Francisco in 1963 amongst a bunch of marines on their last night of shore leave bef

Thérèse Raquin, Park Theatre - theatre review

Nona Shepphard’s musical adaptation of Emile Zola’s novel occasionally calls to mind the operatic horror of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.

Review: Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse)

This European premiere production has plenty of style but is lacking substance

Review – Dessa Rose – Trafalgar Studios

As regular readers know, I’m an easy mark for a new musical, and when a chance came up to review Dessa Rose – a recent American musical (2005) making its British debut at Trafalgar Studios- I was pretty psyched.