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See Rock City & Other Destinations, Union Theatre

Shared yearning for a place to belong is not a revelatory concept, nor is it given new dimension in this gently saccharine piece, yet although the whistle-stop tour only covers familiar landmarks, the journey is a convivial one.

Big on small musicals: artistic director Sasha Regan on preparing for the Union Theatre's move

The ramshackle Union Theatre has become the unlikely go-to place for small-scale showstoppers — it’s all about embracing adversity, artistic director Sasha Regan tells Mark Cook.

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.

See Rock City and Other Destinations

The only thing connecting the different plot strands in the London premier of this US musical is the theme of tourist attractions in America – something of a test for all but the most ardent Yankophile.

Edges, The Tabard

Edges is not so much a musical as a themed cabaret exploring youth and love. It fizzes with hope, possibility, and the venom of the broken-hearted, and reaches a crescendo after sixty minutes with a high: We are ready to be loved.

Guys and Dolls, Chichester Festival Theatre

Sorry to mix Miss Adelaides, but Sophie Thompson playing the neurotic Miss Adelaide in Chichester's lively revival of Guys and Dolls reminds me of the Wombles' song about their maths teacher.

Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse, review: 'uncertain'

Dogfight's uncritical depiction of misogyny hits a sour note, says Jane Shilling.

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.