Reviews


Flare Path Review Theatre Royal Haymarket

Flare Path Written by Terrence Rattigan Flare Path continues the centenary celebrations of Terrence Rattigan with Trevor Nunn’s super revival of his 1942 Second World War drama. Flare Path was from a different era and it is worth considering the time and place that led to the creation of the play in order that you can fully grasp the drama that is depicted. Terrence Rattigan was born in South Kensington in 1911 and was educated …

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The Children’s Hour Review Comedy Theatre London

Keira Knightley on stage? Having missed her in ‘The Misanthrope’, I really wanted to find out what she’s like as a theatre actress this time around. I might not be a fan as such but like to see ‘big names’ on stage every now and then and this would be interesting. So as soon as I read about her upcoming appearance in ‘The Children’s Hour’ at the Comedy Theatre, I got some tickets. When the …

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Hannah Waddingham stars in The Wizard of Oz

Most people will doubtless go and see the new Wizard of Oz musical with the view to either seeing how the stars perform in their roles or indeed how this new adaptation compares with older versions, including the film starring Judy Garland. Before seeing the musical at the London Palladium, many will rightly also consider that Danielle Hope as Dorothy and Michael Crawford as the Wizard are the main stars of this show and that …

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The Wizard of Oz London Palladium Review

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz started its preview run on 7th February at the London Palladium, with the official opening due on 1st March. I anticipate that during the remainder of February there will be some tinkering with the show, particularly in view of its mechanically technical nature.  In fact when I attended the show last night it had to pause half-way through the second act due to a technical …

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War Horse review New London Theatre

Based on a children’s novel  by Michael Morpurgo (1982), War Horse is the story of young Albert and his equine friend Joey. Albert gains the scared little foal’s trust and they form a close bond. A few years later, when World War One breaks out and the cavalry are looking for horses to take to France, Albert has to let go of his four-legged friend but keeps hoping for his safe return.  When he can’t …

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