Reviews


The Ladykillers Gielgud Theatre

The Ladykillers at Gielgud Theatre Mrs. Wilberforce – Marcia Warren, Professor Marcus – Peter Capaldi,  Major Courtney – James Fleet,    Louis Harvey – Ben Miller, Harry Robinson – Stephen Wight, One Round – Clive Rowe An adaptation of the popular 1955 Ealing Comedy film of the same name, The Ladykillers is as sinister as the title implies. A seemingly docile, innocent elderly lady, Mrs Wilberforce, rents out her spare room to an amateur string quintet …

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Death and The Maiden Review Harold Pinter Theatre

If the opportunity for you to seek your revenge fell unexpectedly into your lap, would you take it? This is what happened to Paulina Salas when she thinks she has found the man who had brutality tortured her 15 years previously, by random acts of circumstance, in her living room one night. How could she believe this man who had ruined her life would innocently help her husband, who’s car had a flat tyre, be …

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Chicago Musical Review at the Garrick Theatre

A long-running show in the West End can lead to a sense of false security for the theatre-goer – you take it for granted and assume that there’s plenty of time to go along and see it, after all, it’s not like it’s going anywhere right? So when it was announced that Chicago was closing at The Cambridge Theatre to make way for Matilda The Musical, that complacency was rocked somewhat, although needlessly as, it …

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The Lion In Winter Review

Trever Nunn’s The Lion in Winter is a fast paced, dramatic, intriguing and amusing tale brought to life masterfully by Joanna Lumley and Robert Lindsey. In this medieval drama Lumley plays Queen Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine who has been imprisoned in Salisbury Tower, Windsor Castle by her husband King Henry ll, played by Robert Lindsay. We meet this dysfunctional family at Christmas, when Queen Eleanor is allowed out of her captivity. Henry imprisoned her as …

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Matilda The Musical Review November 2011

When the RSC-staged musical adaption of Roald Dahl’s Matilda played in Stratford earlier this year, it was widely acclaimed by both audience and critic alike. News of its West End transfer to the Cambridge Theatre was enthusiastically received and the London audience eagerly anticipated its arrival. Well, now it’s here and it more than lives up to the hype. Roald Dahl’s book about the ill-treated child prodigy who discovers she has ‘super-powers’ and can move …

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