Author Archives: Sarah McPartlan

Strictly Ballroom

Stricltly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom Strictly Ballroom is the West End’s latest offering, based on Baz Lurhmann’s movie of the same name. Scott Hastings has grown up in the ballroom dance world however due to his desire to dance his own steps rather than federation steps he finds himself without a partner, just before the finals. Fran, a beginner convinces Scott to dance

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Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard at New Wimbledon Theatre Sunset Boulevard is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hits that tells of Norma Desmond a forgotten silent movie star. One night Joe Gillis, an out of work writer, turns up at her door. After convincing him to assist her with a script she has been working on, Desmond soon begins to manipulate him. Before long and

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Fat Friends The Musical

Fat Friends

Fat Friends at The Orchard Theatre Fat Friends is one of the new musicals currently touring around the UK. It focuses on mother and daughter, Betty and Kelly. Betty is a super slimmer but unfortunately her daughter Kelly needs convincing. It’s only when Julia Fleshman, head and founder of Super Slimmer’s, offers to pay for her dream wedding dress does Kelly begin her

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The Musical Marathon

Musical Marathon

The Musical Marathon. Last night I attended The Musical Marathon at The Other Palace. The purpose of the evening was to raise money for Paul Taylor-Mills London marathon effort for Terrence Higgins Trust. This is less of a review more of a ‘this is what you missed’ and hopefully a way to help direct those wishing to donate to the

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When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up – A Cabaret for the NSPCC When I Grow Up is a one night cabaret put on at Toulouse Lautrec in order to raise money for the NSPCC. It focused on songs from the musicals which revolved around childhood, sibling relationships, dating, parenthood and more. Organised and put together by Kate Vlietstra the song choices were unusual and

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