Lady Gaga meets Brecht at the Old Fire Station

A Berlin Kabaret advertises itself as ‘Lady Gaga meets Brecht’ and a ‘Response to the Refugee Crisis’. It is underselling itself. It is neither of those things but something far more poignant. It is not a ‘response’ or a ‘reaction’ to one specific event. Even with its energy and vibrancy, the performance is never pushed […]

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Review: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie is as thoroughly delightful as ever. Now on tour, and having just graced Oxford’s New Theatre with a whole lot of jazz and sequins, it appears the classic Broadway show is still on top form. It is hardly surprising that this musical won six Tony awards, including best musical, as it is […]

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Review: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

At first glance, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend looks like just another standard rom-com. A successful, Harvard-and-Yale-educated woman named Rebecca runs into Josh Chan, her summer-camp sweetheart, in the streets of New York City. In an instant Rebecca realizes she’s miserable, turns down a promotion at her high-caliber law firm, and follows Josh cross-country to California in a […]

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Prostitutes and Petunias on London Road: A Review

Prostitution, petunias, serial killers and community. These issues might seem to be an unconventional combination and yet they all come together seamlessly in ‘London Road.’ This is a musical that follows the community in Ipswich who found themselves living amongst the notorious serial killer Steve Wright. It explores the experiences and consequences for those at […]

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