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A Westminster Story, Waterloo East Theatre – Review

Reeling from the death of their mother, Scottish musician Alannah (Natalie Allison) moves to London looking to support her troubled brother Tommy (Ryan Williams). A chance encounter with the idealistic leader of the Liberal Democrats, Christopher (Stephen Ashmore-Blakely) leads to a romance. On the other hand, his loveless marriage to his Lady Macbeth-Esq wife Helen (Stephanie Lane) begins to crumble around them as he begins to develop feelings for Alannah. So far, a meaty mix of emotional clout and sweeping ...

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Reputation, The Other Palace – Review

Squished into the studio space of The Other Palace, Reputation follows ambitious budding writer Michelle Grant as she fights the comically evil plagiariser and El-Capone knockoff Freddy Larceny (see what they did there with the last name?) who has stolen her novel and made it into a hit film. No doubt there is talent and effort within the piece. Some lovely choreography from Tamsyn Salter provides the classic teeth and jazz hands glamour that (some) musicals require and keeps the ...

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Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp, Royal Court Theatre – Review

Starting rather emotionally frozen, Glass is the story of a young girl made entirely of glass, and the comic and tragic reality of her doomed love. Maybe in comparison to the older casts that follow, this younger set of performers never really get into their stride. Despite being suspended ethereally on a wooden plank in the air the piece feels rather flat. Kill is up next, following the blood-soaked stories of the curse of the house of Atreus. Exposing their ...

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