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Close To You transfers to the Criterion Theatre

INTERVIEW: Kyle Riabko on Close To You

Kyle Riabko spent his teen years touring as a support act for artists like BB King, James Brown and Jason Mraz before appearing on Broadway in shows like Hair and Spring Awakening. Kyle is the musical visionary and lead performer behind Close To You – Bacharach Reimagined, a new production that features fresh, yet faithful […]

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Bacharach Reimagined at the Menier Chocolate Factory

REVIEW: What’s It All About?, Menier Chocolate Factory ✭✭✭✭

There are shreds and patches of key songs, which, like Wagnerian leitmotifs, bind the whole experience, make it less a concert and more a pop/rock/r&b opera. “What’s it all about, Alfie?” is a key theme, appearing constantly throughout and, in a simple way, it provides the intellectual underpinning to the experience. Riabko and Selzer ask […]

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The Twits by Roald Dahl at the Jerwood Theatre

REVIEW: The Twits, Royal Court Theatre ✭✭

With both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda still playing with great success elsewhere, this is the latest attempt to bring Dahl’s unique alchemy of moralised, uplifting, yet also disturbing, and quirky childhood adventure to the London stage. However, unfortunately this current adaptation cannot stand alongside those two multi-layered yet flexible masterpieces with any […]

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