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25th Apr 17 :: Review: Lord of the Dance
Michael Flatley's touring Irish dance show.
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18th Apr 17 :: Shout! Cancels
Tour cancelled
7th Apr 17 :: Tim Pigott-Smith
Tim Pigott-Smith dies aged 70.
7th Apr 17 :: New Theatre to Open
Ladbrook Grove, London, to get a new theatre.
6th Apr 17 :: Review: The Messiah
A semi-staged interpretation of Handel's masterpiece.
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5th Apr 17 :: Review: Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale with music by Bernard Herrmann.
5
30th Mar 17 :: Review: La Boheme
Welsh National Opera on tour with Puccini's classic.
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23rd Mar 17 :: Review: Escaped Alone
Caryl Churchill's play directed by James Macdonald.
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23rd Mar 17 :: Review: Funny Girl
Sheridan Smith touring.
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14th Mar 17 :: Review: The Wedding Singer
Touring production seen in Bristol.
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11th Mar 17 :: Review: Southern Baptist Sissies
European premiere at Above the Stag.
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9th Mar 17 :: Review: Hedda Gabler
The NT production seen via NT Live at the local Odeon.
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8th Mar 17 :: Review: Abigail's Party
40th Anniversary Production on tour.
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7th Mar 17 :: Review: Sunny Afternoon
The story of Ray Davies and The Kinks.
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3rd Mar 17 :: Review: Junkyard
A new musical seen in Bristol.
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1st Mar 17 :: Stepping out
Star temporarily withdraws due to injury.
1st Mar 17 :: Rumour: The Robot Sings
New musical to come from the writers of "Video Killed The Radio Star"
27th Feb 17 :: Review: Not Dead Enough
Peter James' thriller on tour, seen in Bristol.
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14th Feb 17 :: Happy Birthday
UKTW's birthday is Valentine's Day
14th Feb 17 :: Review: Evita
Bill Kenwright's touring production
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5 Henry Afton
30th Apr 17: Saw this in Cheltenham. Excellent. This thoroughly enjoyable production brings out the fun and humour in Rostand's great creation, whilst retaining the seriousness the theme (love in an imperfect world) demands. This is achieved through the addition of music (entirely cast played) and occasional contemporary references added to an otherwise faithful translation. Well done for bringing such a romantic piece of art to today's cynical anti-heroic culture.
To Sir, With Love (Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham)
5 Ashleigh
28th Apr 17: The show was great, a real great performance! The young actors were amazing and really held their own alongside the great professional actors. Matt Crosby did a fantastic job portraying Weston. Eden Peppercorn, portraying Monica Page, gave an outstanding performance. The piano was a great touch with some beautiful playing by Daniel Kenton's, Fernman.
The Railway Children
1 Maureen Hounsome
27th Apr 17: 1 star for performance of the mother. It's the worst musical play I've ever seen.Music dreadful. Whole production over amplified and an assault on the ears.
Annie (Connaught Theatre, Worthing)
5 Paul
25th Apr 17: Amazing 1st show. Going back to see it again Tomorrow. Well done to all the cast.
Ken Dodd - The Happiness Show
5 Stuart Jarvis
24th Apr 17: Sir Ken Dodd is a genius. I'm so pleased that the establishment eventually gave him a knighthood. Sir ken provides good British variety show. He's 89 and is a great British treasure. He has made thousands and thousands of people laugh during the years! He's my hero. We enjoyed his show greatly in Birmingham a few nights ago...and the theatre was full....and we all had a great time! Thank you Sir Ken and his lovely partner Anne Jones
Meet Tommy Atkins (The Blakehay, Weston-Super-Mare)
1 Jim
20th Apr 17: To be honest this was more lecture than drama and consequently we never engaged with the central character. Could have been shorter and more pithy but in general needed fewer facts and more emotion ... shame, I have visited all the places mentioned within the last month and this play conveyed none of the feel of them, nor of the things that they represent.
Pluto (Barons Court Theatre, Inner London)
5 Jackie
19th Apr 17: Very enjoyable play. Well worth a visit. Great to see new talent.
You Win Again - the Story of the Bee Gees
1 Mrs. C
18th Apr 17: I went to see this show on Easter Sunday with my husband and son at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. We all love the Bee Gees and they, in particular are very musical. To say we were disappointed would be an understatement. From the outset Martin Spooner was poor and dreadful at trying to get the audience to participate. Basically no charisma and he is no singer. The other two weren't much better with Yvan Silva's voice saving parts of the show. Putting 3 men in leather outfits and dark glasses does not a Bee Gee make. I would have to disagree with the reviewer before me who thought the narrator lent something to the show. We found his delivery weak and the script poor. The dancers tried hard but the whole production was unpolished, amateurish and over priced for what we got. It is rare that the Palace get it wrong but they did so this time. We left at the interval. Words..... we were lost for them.
The Little Mermaid (Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne)
1 Gemma
13th Apr 17: My kids (3 & 6) loved the show. Luckily they are too young to understand the blatant and frequent sexual innuendo, and misogynistic 'jokes'. Not to mention a little casual racism thrown in for good measure. A shame because the cast were very talented, it was upbeat and should have been a fun pantomime.
Remembering Fred
5 Pam Wilson
11th Apr 17: saw this show at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. All I can say is wow!! the music, the dancers (all of them) the singers and band were all first class. I would highly recommend this show to anyone who has ever watched a musical.
Running Wild
5 Jean Palastanga
8th Apr 17: My 9 year old grandson wouldn't stop applauding at the end. He was totally overcome with emotion and just kept telling me and everyone else how totally amazing this play was. I absolutely agree with him and highly recommend it. Thank you.
Silver Lining
5 Jan Isherwood
7th Apr 17: brilliantly funny play. Laughed all the way through it.
Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal, St Helens)
5 diane
2nd Apr 17: well worth going to watch I thought it was amazing.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
5 Val
30th Mar 17: Brilliant performance and Joe sings to perfection.Beautiful sets, all together worth every penny paid to see the show.
A Country Night in Nashville
5 Lesley Carpenter
30th Mar 17: Great show. Fantastic selection of songs brilliantly performed by Dominic Halpin & The Hurricanes with Shelley Quarmby. Not to be missed. This show has something for everybody.
Escaped Alone
5 jim
24th Mar 17: Absolutely loved it - brilliantly acted, beautifully writtem
Southern Baptist Sissies (Above the Stag Theatre, Inner London)
5 jim
22nd Mar 17: An amazing and moving experience - beautifully written, directed and acted throughout. A story of prejudice that speaks beyond its immediate "sissie" topic.
Running Wild
5 Kate Smith
19th Mar 17: Stunning performance from the incredible Annika Whiston. Amazing puppetry, props and scenery. So glad I watched it.
Whitney - Queen of the Night (New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London)
5 Lesley Wright
8th Mar 17: Absolutely fantastic! Had a great night. Great performance by Rebecca Freckleton . Would go and see again.

Most Popular Stories

25th Apr 17 :: Review: Lord of the Dance
Michael Flatley's touring Irish dance show.
18th Apr 17 :: Shout! Cancels
Tour cancelled
23rd Mar 17 :: Review: Escaped Alone
Caryl Churchill's play directed by James Macdonald.
30th Mar 17 :: Review: La Boheme
Welsh National Opera on tour with Puccini's classic.
7th Apr 17 :: New Theatre to Open
Ladbrook Grove, London, to get a new theatre.
14th Mar 17 :: Review: The Wedding Singer
Touring production seen in Bristol.
5th Apr 17 :: Review: Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale with music by Bernard Herrmann.
7th Apr 17 :: Tim Pigott-Smith
Tim Pigott-Smith dies aged 70.
23rd Mar 17 :: Review: Funny Girl
Sheridan Smith touring.
6th Apr 17 :: Review: The Messiah
A semi-staged interpretation of Handel's masterpiece.

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