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Blog post: two reviews in one. 'Grey Gardens' at the Southwark Playhouse, and 'The Girls' - a new musical adaptation of 'Calendar Girls' - at the Lowry.
Or, a tale of two musicals. They're both based on films, they're both (more or less) true stories, and - guess what? - I saw them both last week. In another respect, though, they exist at op...
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Blog post: the stage adaptation of 'Bend it like Beckham'. Surprisingly wonderful, even if - like me - you couldn't be less interested in football.
Answer: surprisingly well, as it turns out - even if, like me, you couldn't be less interested in football. The film is extremely charming; this adaptation - like the film, driven by Gurinde...
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Blog post: a love letter to 'Guys and Dolls' - the Chichester Festival Theatre production, on tour in Manchester.

NOT a love letter, though, to the Palace Theatre or the Ambassador Theatre Group.
Or, some collected thoughts on Wednesday's matinee performance of the pre-West End tour of Chichester Festival Theatre's (mostly terrific) revival of Guys and Dolls: First, heaven. Guys and Dolls i...
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Blog post: wonder.land at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, as part of #MIF15 . Spectacular to look at, but unfortunately they forgot to write a show to go with the set and the projections.
"To give music an identity in the modern musical is... some would say suicidal [laughs], but I couldn't do it unless the music had that real sense of itself." There should probably be some kind of ...
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Blog post: I saw "Into The Woods" today. Did I make it out alive?
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My world, as they say, has been rocked.
Shut the biscuit tin, defenestrate your cup of tea, this is serious snack news: you have been eating chocolate biscuits upside down.
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Blog post: Daniel Evans's brilliant revival of 'Show Boat' at the Sheffield Crucible:
Once upon a time, when the Livent revival of Show Boat was running in various cities in the US and Canada and the Livent brand was still untainted by The Unpleasantness surrounding Da...
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Blog post: 'Follies' on DVD, via France. It's really... something.
Or, a game of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The good: There is now a production of Follies available on DVD (and that's all I'm going to say about the show itself, because if you're reading this ...
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Blog review - the UK tour of #Barnum, as seen yesterday at the Lowry in Salford. Great performances, pity about the "book":
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Blog post - a love letter to Imelda Staunton in 'Gypsy'. This is one of those once-ina-lifetime performances, and you don't want to miss it.
Or, some quick thoughts about the current London revival of Gypsy: * It's one of my favourite shows (I wrote about that the last time I saw it), so to me, ANY production is an event. * Given Imelda...
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"No one reem gets rabies because it means they'll end up foaming from the mouth and look like they've had a bubble bath."

I have just completely lost the will to live. Again.
The former TOWIE star has so much wisdom to spread...
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Ugh.
A leading university vice-chancellor secured a £105,000 pay rise last year while his institution was refusing to lift its employees’ salaries to the level of the living wage.
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Reader, writer, scholar, shower singer, musical theatre addict, news junkie, eyeball-roller extraordinaire. Love language, hate sushi.