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Off West End

Ah, the Off West End. For those not familiar with the term, this is where the real magic of the London theatre scene happens. Great shows are born here, in pubs, in 50-seat theatres, in tunnels. Recommended for the adventurous – we can’t get enough of it, and you’ll save a quid or two as well!

Forty Shades of Strawberry Blond, Camden Comedy Club – Review

Credit: Karina Bedkowska Photography

Pros: Side-splittingly funny! Cons: Some acts are more polished than others. As a part of the Camden Fringe Festival, Paul Carroll brings his Forty Shades of Strawberry Blond to the Camden Comedy Club for a three-night run. This one-man show, first performed at the Soho Theatre earlier this year, is a compilation of odd acts and unexpected situations, depicted with striking attention to detail. First on stage is a guy with a floral dressing gown and a wind machine, most ...

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Romeo and Juliet, Steiner Theatre – Review

Credit: Larry Klatzko

Pros: An enjoyable version of the play at a reasonable price, in comfortable surroundings. Cons: Sometimes difficult to hear what was being said. I feel sure that just about everyone likely to read this is aware of the Romeo and Juliet story, so I will not go into any great plot detail (Spoiler Alert – they both die at the end). This production is an enjoyable and solid performance of the play without any messing about with the script (why ...

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Marilyn & Sinatra, Jermyn Street Theatre – Review

Credit: Erin Gavin

Pros: No other studio compliments live singing like the Jermyn Street Theatre. Cons: The topic is captivating but the production lacks verve. The night she died, on the 5th August 1965, Marilyn Monroe had been listening to a stack of Frank Sinatra albums. Curious to uncover the link between the two stars, playwright and director Sandro Monetti undertook a year-long journey which lead him to meet influential people like Monroe’s last publicist Michael Selsman, the producer of Some like it Hot ...

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