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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:13 AM
London.
THE HIRED MAN
Music & Lyrics by Howard Goodall
Book by Melvyn Bragg
3 ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 12 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.
TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 21 July.

Hard times in Cumbria,
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:55 AM
London.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by William Shakespe
3 ***

The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 5 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm
Runs 1hr 35 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 20 July.

Bright, breezy and lots of fun
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:50 AM
London
TWILIGHT SONG
by Kevin Elyot
2 Stars **

Park 200, the park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP to 12 August 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm. 31 July and 7 August 7.30pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 19 July.

A sad and dreary song at twilight
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:38 AM
London
TIDDLER -
and other terrific tales
based on the books of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.
Music & Lyrics Benji Bower.
4 Stars****

Leicester Square Theatre, to 3 September 2017.

Tues & Wed 11am. Thurs-Sunday 11am & 2pm.
Runs 60 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0207 734 2222.
www.TiddlerLive.com
Review: William Russell 19 July.

Terrific treat for tiny tots.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:20 AM
London.
DISCO PIGS
by Enda Walsh.
4 Stars ****

Trafalgar Studio 2, Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 19 August 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm. Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.
TICKETS: 0844 871 7632
www.atgtickets.com
Review: William Russell 18 July.


Twin souls and double trouble
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, July 07, 2017 - 10:50 AM
London
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN BRITAIN
Devised by The Real McGuffins and John Walton.
4Stars ****

Jermyn Street Theatre. 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 29 July 2017.

Mon – Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm.
Runs 1 hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 5 July.

Delightfully Daft and Dazzlingly Done
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM
London
THE MENTOR
by Daniel Kehlman.
Translated by Christopher Hampson.

3stars***

The Vaudeville Theatre 404, the Strand, London WC2 0NY to 2 September 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Tues & Sat 3pm/
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 033 0333 4814.
www.tickets.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: William Russell 4 July.

A civilised but slight affair
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, July 03, 2017 - 09:55 AM
London.
KING KONG
(A Comedy)
by Daniel Clarkson
4****

The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD to 27 August 2017.

To 23 July – Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat 4pm. Sun 3pm & 6pm.
From 25 July – Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed,Sat & Sun 4pm.
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0871 220 0260.
www.KingKongComedy.com
Review: William Russell 2 July.

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You could go ape over this
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 11:04 AM
London
HOUSE OF AMERICA
by Ed Thomas
4Stars ****

Jack Studio Theatre, The Brockley Jack, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH to 15 July 2017.

Tues – Sat 7.45pm
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 June

Horror in the valleys and on the road
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 10:50 AM
London.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Book by Julian Fellowes, music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe.
3 ***

The London Palladium, Argyll Street, London W1F 7TF to 9 September 2017.

Mon 7pm. Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Tues & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 08444 412 4655.
www.londonpalladiumtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 June.

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Toad in a bit of a hole,
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:01 AM
London
LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL
a musical play by Lanie Robertson.
5 *****

Wyndham’s Theatre., Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA to 9 September.

Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed, Thu & Sat 2.45pm.
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 482 5120.
www.tickets.delfontmachintosh.co.uk
Review: William Russell 28 June.


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Ninety spellbinding heartbreaking minutes
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:09 AM
London
MR GILLIE
by James Bridie.
4 ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED in repertoire to 15 July 1017.

Sun, Môn & Tues 7.30 pm. Mat Tues 2pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.


TICKETS: 0844 847 1652
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 26 June.

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A splendid story of failure and redemption
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:14 AM
London.
BLONDEL
Book & lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Stephen Oliver & Mathew Pritchard.
3 Stars ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 LO3 to 15 July 2017.

Tues- Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm/
Runs 2hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876.
www.uniontheatre.biz

A horrible history musical
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:12 AM
London.
JAMES BONNEY MP
by Ian Buckley.
2Stars **

The White Bear theatre, 132 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ to 8 July 2017.


Tues-Sat 7.30pm May Sat 8 Jul 2.30pm & Sun 4pm.
Runs 1hr 50 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0333 012 4963.
www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 22 June.


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A play for yesterday rather than today
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:54 AM
London.
BAT OUT OF HELL
book, music & lyrics by Jim Steinman.
5 *****
The Coliseum, 33 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES

Mon – Sat 7.30pm Mat Thurs & Sat 2.30
Runs 2hr 45 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7845 9300.
www.londoncoliseum.org
Review: William Russell 21 June

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A hell of a show
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 02:34 PM
London
THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD
Book by Paul Jenkins
Music and Lyrice by Darren Clark
4****

Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 15 July 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30 pm.Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646.
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 16 June.

In the end worth coming to this cabaret
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:15 AM
London.
KISS ME
By Richard Bean
4Stars ****

Trafalgar Studios, Studio 2, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY to 8 July 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thurs & Sat 3pm.
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7632.
www.atgtickets.com
Review:William Russell 13 June.

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An engrossing encounter between two sad people
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:01 AM
London

THE LOST ONES
by Maxim Gorky
translated by Cathy Porter.

4 ****

Jermyn Street Theatre, 26b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST to 1 July 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 15mins One interval/

TICKETS: 020 7287 2875.
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 12 June.

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A country and a family destroyed
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 10:26 AM
London

VIXEN
by Daisy Evans, Stephen Higgins & Max Pappenheim.
A reimagining of Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen.
4 Stars ****

The Vaults, Launcelot Street, London SE1 7AD to 10 June 2017.

Tues-Sat 8pm Mat Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 20 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7401 9603.
www.thevaults.london/Vixen

Review: William Russell 2 June.

The gritty tale of the Urban Fox
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:07 AM
London.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
Original Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields
Revised by Peter Stone.

3 Stars ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 17 June 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2 hr 20 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 30 May .


A sparkling miss and lots of hits,

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 09:43 AM
London.
FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON
by Maureen Hunter.
4Stars ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 13 June 2017.

Performances Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 7.30pm. Mat Tues 2pm
Runs 2hr 15 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1652.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 May.


Superbly performed and very moving
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:12 PM
London
BABETTE’S FEAST
By Karen Blixen
Adapted by Glyn Maxwell
4 stars****

Coronet Print Room at Notting Hill Gate until June 3

90 minutes, without interval.

Review: Tom Aitken, 15 May 2017

Food for thought
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 02:44 PM
London

RICHARD 111
by William Shakespeare.
4Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL to 10 June 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm.Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 3 hr One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 11 May.

A marvellous malevolent Richard
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:33 AM
London
NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN
By Cordelia ONeill.

3Stars ***

Theatre 503, The Latchmere, Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW to 27 May 2017.

Tues- Sat 7.45pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 1hr 15 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7978 7040
www.theatre503.com
Review: William Russell 8 May.

A sense of déjà vu
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:53 AM
London
OUT THERE ON FRIED MEAT RIDGE ROAD
By Keith Stevenson
4Stars ***(*)

Trafalagar Studios 2, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY, to 3 June 2017.

1hr 10 mins. without interval.

TICKETS: 0844 871 7615
Review: Tom Aitken, 08 May 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:28 AM
London.
THE PULVERISED
by Alexandra Badea.
translated by Lucy Phelps.
4Stars****

The Arcola Studio, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL to 27 May 2017.

Mon-Sat 8pm. Mat Sat 3.30pm/
Runs 90 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com
Review: William Russell 5 May.

A searing look at the cost of globalisation
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:17 AM
London
PETE ‘N’ KEELY
Book by James Hindman Original music by Patrick Brady. Original Lyrics by Mark Waldrop & Patrick S Brady.
3 Stars ***

Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP to 20 May 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 1hr 40 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 3841 0617
www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 May.

Sparkles but mainly because of the cast
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:06 AM
London.
THE FERRYMAN
by Jez Butterworth
5Stars *****

The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 20 May 2017and from 20 June 2017 at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 1.30pm
Runs 3 hours One interval.

Royal Court run sold out.
TICKETS: 0844 482 5130
www.TheFerrymanPlay.com


Review: William Russell, 5 May 2017

Matters of life and death
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 10:48 AM
London
ROMEO AND JULIET
By William Shakespeare
adapted by Joe M Mackenzie.
3Stars ***

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR to 20 May 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
Runs 2hr 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS: 020 7261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 3 May.

Star crossed lovers on the football pitch
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:40 PM
London.
NUCLEAR WAR &the songs for Wenda
By Simon Stephens.
3Stars***

Jerwood Upstairs, The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS to 6 May 2017
.
Tues – Sat 7.45pm Mat Sat & Thu 3pm May 2, 3, 5 at 9.15pm/
Runs 45 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7565 5000
www.royalcourttheatre.com
Review: William Russell 28 April


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