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Ordinary Days - London Theatre Workshop

A ‘quietly affecting show’ (The New York Times) has been selected by Artistic Director Ray Rackham, to open the London Theatre Workshop in March 2014. When Deb loses her most precious possession–the notes to her graduate thesis–she unwittingly

Urinetown, St James Theatre, review

Despite its off-putting title, Urinetown makes for a sharp and funny musical, says Charles Spencer.

Ordinary Days, London Theatre Workshop

London Theatre Workshop: This, the first production at the handsome new London Theatre Workshop in Fulham, is a show replete with textures and richly evoked emotions. Read the full review

A holiday romance that's got lasting appeal: QUENTIN LETTS reviews Do I Hear A Waltz?

Long before the film Shirley Valentine told of a lonely woman falling in love on holiday, composer Richard Rodgers collaborated with the young Stephen Sondheim (doing the lyrics) to produce Do I Hear A Waltz?

Good People - Hampstead Theatre

In South Boston you’re starting on the wrong side of the tracks, so just making ends meet will require all the energy you can muster. And when sharp-tongued single-mother Margie loses yet another job she’ll do anything it takes to pay the bills. Heari

Lee Hall: Spielberg, Scargill and me

I'm watching Billy Elliot the Musical in a state of shock. Forget the movie – this is incendiary drama, militant to its core.

Hairspray review - 'as light and bouncy as a bubble of gum'

It's Baltimore, 1962. Penny Pingleton's mother (Sorelle Marsh – all angles and spite) "absolutely positively, permanently punish[es]" her daughter (Zizi Strallen – brilliantly transforming from gawky to gyrating) for being jailed after joining an atte

Do I Hear a Waltz?, Park Theatre, London

"Things are impossibly lyrical", we hear in the title song to Do I Hear a Waltz?, a deeply bittersweet 1965 Broadway musical about a Venice-based holiday romance that turns sour.

Do I Hear a Waltz?, Park Theatre, review

Do I Hear a Waltz? sounds like a dream ticket. It has a score by Richard Rodgers, a book by Arthur Laurents and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. What could possibly go wrong?

Is I Can’t Sing doomed? X Factor spoof suffers second delay to opening night

It hasn’t even opened yet – but The X Factor spoof musical I Can’t Sing already appears to have run into trouble after its West End debut was delayed for the second time.