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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.

@ReviewsGate

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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Something awful has happened

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:45 AM
London.
Obsession
conceived by Ivo van Hove and based on the film Ossessione by Luchino Visconti.
English language version Simon Stephens.

3Stars ***

The Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS to 20 May 2017 and in cinemas on National Theatre Live on 11 May.
Tues-Sat 7.45pm Mat Thu & Sat 2.30pm Sun 3pm.
Runs .1 hr 45 mins No interval/

TICKETS: 020 7638 4141/
www.viagogo.co.uk
Review: William Russell 25 April

Ivo comes a cropper
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 03:29 PM
London
THREADS
by David Lane.
3Stars***

The Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RL to 29 April 2017.

Tues.-Sat 7.45pm/
Runs 75 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0333 666 3366.
www.thehopetheatre.com

Review: William Russell 15 April.


Invisible ties that bind enthrallingly
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:47 PM
London.
GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by Rajiv Joseph


3Stars***
The Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8LJ to 20 May 2017.

Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
Runs 80 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 8743 5050.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 13 April.

Guard duty and the price of obedience
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:37 AM
London.
THE PLAGUE
by ALBERT Camus
adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett.
4Stars ****

The Arcola Theatre, Studio 1, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL to 6 May 2017.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed & Sat 3pm.
Runs 85 mins No interval.

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


Challenging and exciting adaptation for today

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:02 AM
London.
THE LIFE
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Ira Gasman
Book by David Newman, Ira Gasman & Cy Coleman.
Revisions by Michael Blakemore.
4Stars****

Southwark Playhouse, The Large, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 8BD to 29 April, 2017.

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

TICKETS: 020 7407 0234.
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Review: William Russell 11 April.

Blakemore returns in triumph
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11:04 AM
London
FINDERS KEEPERS
Devised by Hot Coals Theatre,
4Stars ****

Park 90, The Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 20 April 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.15pm Mat Thur & Sat 3.15pm.
Runs 65 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 020 7870 6876
www.ParkTheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 8 April

Enchantment in the sound of silence
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 04:31 PM
LONDON
42nd STREET
Book by Michael Stewart Music by Harry Warren Lyrics by Al Dubin..
5Stars *****

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Catherine St, London WC20 5JF.
Booking to 22 July 2017. Booking for groups to 14 October 2017.

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

TICKETS: 0844 412 1812.
www.reallyusefultheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 4 April.

Tap dancing heaven.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 03:25 PM
London
Sublime, by Sarah Thomas
3Stars***

Tristan Bates Theatre, until April 8


One hour twenty minutes, without interval
Review: Tom Aitken, 4 April

A play about work from a playwright who knows what work is
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 09:49 AM
London
The Lottery of Love, by Pierre Marivaux Translated by John Fowles
4Stars****
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, until May 13
One hour twenty minutes, without interval
Review: Tom Aitken, 3 April

Laughter, but not mindless . . .
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, April 03, 2017 - 09:54 AM
London
HONK!
by Styles & Drewe.
5 Stars *****

The Union Theatre, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, Southwark, London SE1 0LR to 22 April.

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

Tickets: 020 7261 9876
www.uniontheatre.biz
Review: William Russell 1 April

A hoot, a hit and lots of birds
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 02:25 PM
London.
CHINGLISH
By David Henry Hwang.
4Stars ****

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP to 22 April 2017
.
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Thu & Sat 3pm.
Runs 2hr 5mins One interval.

TICKETS 020 7870 6876
www.parktheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 29 March.

A Chinese meal which really satisfies

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:57 PM
London
INCIDENT AT VICHY
by Arthur Miller.
4Stars ****

The Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED to 22 April 2017.

Tues-Sat 7.30pm. Mat Sat & Sun 3pm.
Runs 1hr 30 mins No interval.

TICKETS: 0844 847 1642.
www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
Review: William Russell 30 March


b>Forgotten Miller comes powerfully alive
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