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Cats: Thoughts From A Long Time Fan

This production of Cats, certainly inspired some heated conversations over the weekend, but what it also revived in me was my love of the show itself and it’s place in awakening my love of musicals, a love that I daresay will never leave me. These long-running shows wrote new rules for musicals and continue to […]

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Nicole Scherzinger as Grizabella in Cats. Photo: Alessandro Pinna

REVIEW: Cats, London Palladium ✭✭✭✭

The very best aspect of this production is the power, energy and sheer musicality Graham Hurman brings to the score. The orchestra is sizzling, sparking musical energy through every bar of Lloyd-Webber’s rich and diverse score. There is discipline, sensuality, a real sense of tribal connection and acrobatic excellence in the dancing here; it all […]

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Charlotte Wakefield, Stefan Bednarczyk and Issy Van Randwyck. Photo: Mark Douet

REVIEW: Noël Coward’s Christmas Spirits, St James Studio ✭✭✭

Hutchinson has produced an unusual Christmas confection: part song, part recitation, part reminiscence and part cheeky indulgence. Using material ranging from Coward’s own diaries and writings, through Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas and Ben Johnson to reportage and obscure/familiar (depending on your education) literary works and sprinkled with well known, popular songs, the result is a […]

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