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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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Summer Street, Waterloo East Theatre – Review

The posters displayed around the always welcoming lobby of Waterloo East Theatre ask the questions “Love Kylie? Love the 90s? Love Soap?”. The worrying thing is I can confidently state the answer is “no” to two of these questions; as for the 90s, I have vague recollections of them, usually of being in some dark dingy venue watching long forgotten bands. So even before taking my seat I was a little concerned I was not the shows target audience. Thankfully ...

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A Christmas Story – The Musical, Waterloo East Theatre – Review

Pros:  A talented cast Cons: A poor, almost non-existent storyline When it opened on Broadway in 2012, this musical was nominated for Tony awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score. The songs are pleasant enough, if a bit ‘same-y’. There is a lively tap number in the second half, and the song What a Mother Does lingered in my head for quite a while, although I think that may have been down to the rather old-fashioned sentiments contained within it. Of ...

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Romeo & Juliet, Waterloo East – Review

Pros: Much deserved applause for all actors that can recite Shakespeare without a breath. Cons: These performers need a bigger stage! Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet is one of my favourite pieces of writing, so I was hugely excited to be watching a live performance of it. If you aren’t familiar with the story of Romeo & Juliet, this is what you have to know. This updated version of the story is set during the warmest months of the year. People outside are celebrating ...

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