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The triple-threat of music, dance and drama and another staple of the London theatre scene. There are plenty of musicals on the West End, but it’s the Off West End where you’ll find the new stuff, so don’t be afraid to jump in!

Snow White, Chickenshed Theatre

Snow White is a fairy tale as old as time, but Chickenshed Theatre‘s exciting and progressive production gifts the audience a vibrant, psychedelic and heart-warming merry tale. The production spins the original, somewhat outdated story of Snow White on its head and adds a whole new 1960’s element, glittered with specks of wholesome charm. William Fricker’s whimsical and wacky set is wonderfully impressive and sets the aesthetic for a family friendly show that doesn’t stop impressing and charming. A cast ...

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Ragtime, Bridewell Theatre – Review

Both the Bridewell Theatre and its resident company Sedos are largely hidden gems. Quietly tucked behind Fleet Street they continuously produce high quality plays and musicals. Their latest, Ragtime, is a remarkable achievement for an amateur company at a fringe venue. A simple wooden set easily adapts to every scene, while excellent costumes add genuine authenticity; all of which provide a credible snapshot of New York in the early 20th Century. Sitting close to the dividing curtains stage left I ...

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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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Midlife Cowboy, The Pleasance – Review

Tony Hawks isn’t usually one to play it safe. After all, this is the man who decided to hitchhike around Ireland with a fridge. So Midlife Cowboy is another endeavour in a line of risk taking. And whilst you have to admire the efforts of what is so clearly a labour of love to him, it all unfortunately feels just a little flat. Maybe taking the roles of lead actor, director and producer means that Hawks couldn’t critically evaluate the ...

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