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Musicals

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!

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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The Sins Of Jack Saul, Above The Stag – Review

Pros: A fascinating and funny play in a tight, intimate venue, hidden under the Vauxhall Arches. Cons: For some, even if the subject matter doesn’t put you off, the rumbling of the trains overhead might just. Some plays just make no sense on paper. Who sits down thinking, “I know, let’s turn my biography of a barely known nineteenth-century homosexual prostitute into a play, and better yet, let’s make it a musical”? Thankfully, though, that seems just the thought process ...

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Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens, King’s Head Theatre – Review

Pros: A cult show for disco lovers and 90s nostalgics. Cons: The singing needs some polishing. I am writing this review with my jaw still sore from all the laughter, while proudly displaying my “Space Vixen” badge. If you – like me – grew up in the 90s watching music channels and Japanese superhero cartoons, you will love everything about this show. Saucy Jack’s is a dodgy nightclub hidden in a dark corner of the galaxy. Every night, under the ...

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Win tickets to The Buskers Opera at Park Theatre

This is your chance to win tickets to see The Buskers Opera at the Park Theatre. To enter simply tweet us with the answer to this question, by 5pm on 24.4.16 Question: Which traditional opera is The Buskers Opera based on? A) The Baker’s Opera B) The Butcher’s Opera C) The Beggar’s Opera   The Buskers Opera A new musical by Dougal Irvine 28 April – 4 June, Park Theatre www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-buskers-opera Expect a reckless abandon of political correctness and some top ...

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