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Barnum starring Brian Conley touring the UK

REVIEW: Barnum, UK Tour ✭✭

Mikey Jay-Heath is superb as Tom Thumb and his big number, Bigger Isn’t Better, is wonderful in every way. Landi Oshinowa displays great vocal chops, twice. Her Joyce Heth number, Thank God I’m Old, is vocally aglow and her second Act number, Black and White, is a solid jazz/blues number. There are some terrific cameos […]

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Di and Vive and Rose at the Vaudeville Theatre

REVIEW: Di and Viv and Rose, Vaudeville Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Russell is the key to the trio, the ebullient, man-hungry, life-grabbing, and casually irritating Rose. Outhwaite is forthright and calming and when her world collapses, the pain is clear, bruising and sensitively conveyed. Her funeral oration in Act Two is especially good. Spiro imbues the most difficult character of the three with insight and understanding. […]

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