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Torn Apart (Dissolution), Theatre N16 – Review

Pros: A strong cast and thought provoking premise Cons: Pace is all over the place Discovering yet another new theatre venue in the capital is always such a treat. However when you’re a South Londoner the idea of heading to somewhere called TheatreN16 suddenly fills with you dread, as you presume it’s in zone 6 north London. Thankfully, and rather randomly, this new creative art space isn’t past the wall and is situated in the heart of the glorious Bedford pub in ...

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Lisa’s Back! (is broken), London Wonderground – Review

Pros: Hysterical script, vocals that are off the chart, great characterisation  Cons: None, this is Liza darling! Hanging out in London Wonderground on a warm night has to be one of the best activities in the capital during the summer months. From the colourful lanterns hanging in the trees to the screams echoing above from the 60 foot Star Flyer this vibrant and lively circus playground never disappoints. The bars are bustling with friendly staff, the pop-up food stalls are ...

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, National Theatre – Review

Pros: Energetic cast, strong vocals and an abundance of crass language Cons: Perhaps a tad too long with no interval I’m a proud Scot. I’m an even prouder Scot after seeing this wonderful show. Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, named after the convent school that its characters attend, is an award winning musical based on Alan Warner’s award winning ’90s novel, The Sopranos. The only way I can think of describing this show is as History Boys, but a Scottish ...

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The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Waterloo East Theatre – Review

Pros: Strong ensemble, original score, great direction  Cons: The band was far too loud in parts, and drowned out the cast Anything that has the words ‘trailer’ and ‘park’ in it will always get my vote as I love a bit of trash. I’m also fond of musicals, so when I heard that The Great American Trailer Park Musical was having its London premiere I grabbed my wife-beater vest, a can of Bud, and ran to get a ticket. Currently on ...

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