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The Worst Witch, 2019
© Manuel Harlan
Theatre, Musicals

‘The Worst Witch’ review

icon-location-pin Vaudeville Theatre, Strand
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If Harry Potter can have a West End play, then Mildred Hubble can damn well have a West End play too…

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Romeo and Juliet, Sadler's Wells, Matthew Bourne
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Dance, Ballet

Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ review

icon-location-pin Sadler's Wells, Clerkenwell
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After ‘Swan Lake’, ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Cinderella’, another of ballet’s big beasts has received the Matthew Bourne treatment…

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Evita, Regent's Park Theatre, 2019
© Marc Brenner
Theatre, Outdoor theatres

‘Evita’ review

icon-location-pin Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park
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Forget everything you know about ‘Evita’: this one properly rocks. Gone are the romanticised shots of sun-soaked South America, sliced out are the filler numbers clogging the score and deleted is the simpering, blonde starlet…

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Theatre, Outdoor theatres

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ review

icon-location-pin St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, Covent Garden
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Outdoor theatre is a summer tradition like eating strawberries, speculating over Andy Murray’s hip and complaining about the weather (whatever the weather)…

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Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – The Musical!, 2019
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Theatre, Children's

‘Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – The Musical!’ review

icon-location-pin National Theatre, South Bank
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The NT’s triumphantly weird new musical ‘Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear’ is adept both at delighting kids and at giving adults regular icy shivers of horror…

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Tree, Young Vic, 2019
© Marc Brenner
Theatre, Drama

Tree

icon-location-pin Young Vic, Southwark
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Idris Elba’s ‘Tree’ is a funny old project…

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Where Is Peter Rabbit, 2019
© Steven Barber
Theatre, Children's

‘Where is Peter Rabbit?’ review

icon-location-pin Haymarket Theatre Royal, Leicester Square
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While much kids’ theatre is a triumph of imagination over budget, this overcooked mini Beatrix Potter ‘musical’ is kind of the opposite: too much stuff thrown together without enough thought…

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Theatre, Drama

‘Barber Shop Chronicles’ review

icon-location-pin Roundhouse, Chalk Farm
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Talk about a well-deserved victory lap. Inua Ellams’s brilliantly vivid, funny, moving drama about the importance of barber shops to the black African and diaspora experience has played a couple of stints at the National Theatre and toured the world…

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Theatre, Musicals

‘The View UpStairs’ review

icon-location-pin Soho Theatre, Soho
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The horrific mass shooting in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida in 2016 filled headlines as the biggest single attack on LGBTQ+ people in US history. Far less well known is the incident it grimly superseded…

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