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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Cockpit – Review

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Pros: Strong acting which created a present, dark and twisted atmosphere Cons: Some risky creative choices were made which didn’t quite land for me and seemed peculiar Best known for it’s miraculous ability to engage with both the twisted and the tender, Sondheim’s musical Sweeney Todd is a tough balancing act to pull off. The play delves into the dirty streets of London and follows the vengeful and murderous actions of Todd as he desperately tries to reclaim his daughter ...

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This Beautiful Future, The Yard Theatre – Review

Credit: Richard Lakos

Pros: An interesting view on love and war Cons: Some questionable karaoke that might not be to everyone’s taste It is 1944 in occupied France. Two teenagers exchange laughter and kisses and find love in spite of war. The story follows Elodie (Hannah Millward) and Otto (Bradley Hall) an unlikely but electric pairing; Elodie is a whimsical and playful French girl, while Otto is a German solider regimented, and brainwashed by Hilter’s rhetoric. The two find comfort and joy in each other’s company while ...

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Lizzie, Greenwich Theatre – Review

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Pros: Blistering score, faultless vocals and a mesmerising story. A well produced and executed piece. Cons: Not a family friendly show, with some disturbing scenes and strong language. Upon introduction to the concept of this musical, I was sceptical as to how a concert-esque staging could do justice to such a rich piece of storytelling. Needless to say, my scepticism was immediately withdrawn. Greenwich Theatre is neatly tucked away yet boasts an outstanding space. For Lizzie the auditorium was aptly filled with ...

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Running Mate, Iris Theatre – Review

Credit: Everything Theatre

Pros: Intelligent idea in a knock out venue Cons: It didn’t live up to my expectations as the songs didn’t fit naturally and the execution was lacking After the initial shock of how beautiful the inside of St Pauls Church is, I took a pew and waited for the lights to dim. The promise of a political musical is always one to get me excited but unfortunately this one just didn’t deliver. The concept alone of highlighting the place of ...

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