Author: Tomm Ingram

Summer And Smoke Duke of York’s Theatre, London | Review

Tennessee Williams is arguably one of the greatest and most praised of playwrights. Which is why when a play of his hasn’t previously hit the mark as many of the others have done, it sticks out more so than it should. Summer and Smoke was revived at The Almeida earlier this year with fresh direction and an impeccable leading lady that this now revisioned play is even coming back again for a West End run …

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Stepping Out at The Brockley Jack Theatre | Review

Get your three T’s ready – tits, teeth and taps, of course. The truly tap-tastic sensation, Stepping Out is back once again and this time it’s at The Brockley Jack Theatre. Richard Harris’ early 1980s play (also an equally famous 1991 film starring Liza Minnelli) brings personal stories and a community of characters to centre stage. Based in a North London church hall we meet Mavis, a clever and calming former-professional dancer who tries to …

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Murder Ballad at The Arts Theatre – Review

Within recent productions, the Arts Theatre, located just off Leicester Square, has become the central venue for exploring the more ‘risky’ musicals. With a small 350-seat capacity but still being in the heart of Theatreland, this venue is able to put on lesser-known, but just as impressive, shows whilst still having a chance to draw in the audience size it needs to survive. One of the big successes of the Arts recently has been the production of American Idiot …

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Review of The Last Tango at the Phoenix Theatre

Strictly fans, rejoice! Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back in London’s West End. Though for many dedicated fans, this is also a sombre affair as the famous BBC dancing duo are taking this tango as their last. Past West End shows include Midnight Tango and Dance ’Til Dawn but now the tango champions, who have danced over twenty years with one another are bidding adieu in what they say is their ‘most moving production’ yet. The base of …

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Avenue Q on Tour at The Churchill Theatre Bromley

I am a huge fan of this musical. Since its West End premiere in 2006, this show has made itself known across the UK as something different and something worth seeing. The cleverly-constructed songs, hilarious script and overall structure made Avenue Q one of those shows that audience members would always consider revisiting. The slightly silly (and descriptively adult) humour added to the charm of the show but never took focus from its heart or characters. I have …

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