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John & Jen: Rachel Tucker is the only incentive musical theatre fans should need

By |2021-08-04T10:06:49+01:004 August 2021|

As much as I was looking for any excuse to return to Southwark, it was the show that lured me back. Or to be more precise, Rachel Tucker starring in the show, musical two-hander John & Jen.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat: A joyful nostalgia-fest for children of all ages

By |2021-08-02T10:54:44+01:001 August 2021|

When you book to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, you are guaranteed not only a joyful night out at the London Palladium but also a time-travel ticket to your childhood.

Old Red Lion post-show video and photos: What do coronavirus closures mean to fringe theatre?

By |2021-06-11T07:35:10+01:0018 March 2020|

Tuesday 17 March 2020. One of the last theatre performances -for the foreseeable future - in the theatre capital of the world took place at London's Old Red Lion Theatre. A historic, sobering moment, one of many during the global coronavirus crisis.

The House of the Spirits post-show video and photos: How does a country – and a family – recover from dictatorship?

By |2020-01-25T15:01:56+00:004 November 2019|

Are you fans of Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits? Allende's debut novel charts four generations of one family from the 1920s and the 1970s, and how tightly intertwined their personal fortunes are with political winds of change.

The Good Scout post-show video and photos: How worried should we be about parallels between the 1930s and today?

By |2020-01-25T15:07:42+00:0030 October 2019|

While MPs were voting for an election that is likely to accelerate the UK's lurch to the right, I was back at Above The Stag Theatre last night talking about the increasingly worrying parallels - and historic dominoes - between the 1930s and today. Is it any wonder that The Good Scout left me in tears, even on second viewing?
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