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Ugly Chief, Battersea Arts Centre – Review

Credit: Hugo Glendinnin

Pros: You’ll laugh so hard your sides will hurt. Cons: Your sides will hurt. Victoria Melody has trained as a police officer, a championship dog handler and a pigeon racer (who knew that was a thing?) for her performances. Her latest showing, Ugly Chief, came from a time when her Dad, Mike Melody, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given less than five years to live. Those of you with a love for daytime TV (should you care to ...

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The Magic Flute, King’s Head Theatre – Review

Credit: Bill Knight

Pros: Hilarious performances, beautiful singing and outstanding design. Cons: Without an orchestra some of Mozart’s magic is lost. Walking through a charming pub straight into a small pocket of the South American jungle isn’t how most would expect to start a night at the opera. Fortunately for us, Charles Court Opera’s production of The Magic Flute at the King’s Head Theatre refreshingly does away with rows of seats, facing a stage, overlooking an orchestra, and puts us firmly in the thick of it. Simon ...

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