Review of Christmas with The Rat Pack at Theatre Royal Haymarket
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Review of Christmas with The Rat Pack at Theatre Royal Haymarket

“The Rat Pack” stretches back seventeen years to the original idea that a stage show creating a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin had potential. And how! Record runs, countless revivals and a great deal of fun followed. This reviewer has seen and enjoyed quite a few of them but…

Anything That Flies – fine debut play by novelist Judith Burnley
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Anything That Flies – fine debut play by novelist Judith Burnley

It is 1991. We are in the small and claustrophobic sitting room in Belsize Park, London of Otto Huberman a seventy-something German-born but naturalised Brit who is listening to Brahms’ Piano Quintet No. 1 on a top of the range HiFi and through large and high-quality speakers. He is totally engaged in the music and…

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5-star Quint-Essential Five New Ballets at The Peacock Theatre

The vibrancy of the London Arts scene is well illustrated by the success of the “New English Ballet Theatre” which over five years has carved itself a niche, without public funding, that complements the institutions of the “Royal Ballet” and the “English National Ballet” and the eclectic visiting repertoire at Sadlers Wells. Under the direction…

Review of My Mother Said I Never Should at St James Theatre
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Review of My Mother Said I Never Should at St James Theatre

“My Mother Said I Never Should” was first performed nearly thirty years ago so the retrospective is not just within the play itself (as far back as 1905) but to 1987 when the author, Charlotte Keatley, created this masterful look at motherhood. The play is about other things than being a mother – the role of women in society…