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The Ferryman

The Ferryman review

The Ferryman The Ferryman is Jez Butterworths latest play to hit the West End. After a successful run at the Royal Court it is now playing at the Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes The Ferryman takes you back to 1981 in Northern Ireland where the IRA is at the heart of its conflict. The show is set in the

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Hairspray at the Orchard Theatre

Hairspray Musical Theatre Musings review

Hairspray Hairspray is a brilliant musical – great storyline, brilliantly written book, great catchy numbers and plenty of opportunity for impressive choreography….so no pressure when I go and see productions of it. Hairspray follows Tracey Turnblad on her mission to become a dancer on the Corny Collins show however she soon realises that there is something much bigger to play

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Hir at the Bush Theatre

Hir

Hir at the Bush Theatre Let me start by explaining the title…..Hir is a gender neutral pronoun, used in place of him or her. With a title such as this the show is clearly going to deal with gender issues. To say that Hir does this is an understatement. Hir not only deals with gender issues from a transgender point

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Miss Nightingale

Miss Nightingale

Miss Nightingale Miss Nightingale is a British musical by Matthew Bugg which is set during World War 2. It tells of cabaret club owner Sir Frank Worthington-Blythe who is opening a new club in London and is looking for a new act. Maggie Brown, shortly renamed Miss Nightingale is introduced to Frank by her  then boyfriend Tom Fuller and is

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Side Show

Sideshow

Side Show at the Southwark Playhouse For several years now my musical theatre loving friends have extoled the virtues of Side Show to me but up until now I have not had the opportunity to see it. Luckily the production of Side Show at the Southwark Playhouse did not disappoint and I am finally able to understand and agree with

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