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Le Misanthrope, Drayton Arms Theatre – Review

Le Mis

Pros: A skilled ensemble whose evident enjoyment is infectious. A great soundtrack featuring the great Gainsbourg. Cons: Cluttered staging and an auditorium that (on one of the warmest evenings of the year) was like being at the centre of the earth. Celimène drunk, throwing up in a bucket, Acaste and Clitandre hoofing coke off a studio desk, Éliante and Philinte sharing a tender moment on the breakfast TV couch. Yes, obviously, it’s Le Misanthrope, Molière’s satire on the 17th century French ...

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Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough…

Credit: Irina Chira

….Thriller Live certainly hasn’t! The show opened at London’s Lyric Theatre in January 2009, just a few months before Michael Jackson’s death, and has stayed put ever since. It had already broken the Lyric Theatre’s record for longest running production when, earlier this month it played its 3358th performance and so broke the record of Jesus Christ Superstar to become the 15th longest-running musical in the West End. That doesn’t sound so very remarkable until you consider some of the shows in ...

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