Reviews

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They Drink It In The Congo, Almeida Theatre, review

The Almeida addressed the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo a few years back when it staged the European premiere of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Adam Brace now comes at the Congolese crisis from a different angle

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Exposure: The Musical, St James Theatre, review

Mike Dyer, behind Exposure's concept, book, lyrics and music, is a musician who's toured with Thin Lizzy, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Sabbath, and made the unlikely transition from stadium rock to British musical theatre

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Lott’s magnetism shines in seedier take on Breakfast at Tiffany’s

She’s famous for her little black dress, but Holly Golightly’s shoes are what you’ve got to worry about filling. Because they’re already firmly occupied in most people’s minds by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Hoping to shoo her ghost away is Pixie Lott, pop star turned actress, who plays the girl-about-town in American playwright Richard Greenberg’s stage version of Truman Capote’s novella. 

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Into the Woods, Menier Chocolate Factory, review

If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a rather delightful surprise.  Fiasco, a US-based ensemble theatre company, specialise in playfully pared-down productions that put the emphasis firmly on performance, text and story.  A few years ago, they brought their wildly inventive account of Shakespeare's unclassifiable Cymbeline, which employed just half-a-dozen actors and a trunk of props, to Stratford-upon-Avon. Now the Menier Chocolate Factory has imported from Off-Broadway their charming stripped-back version of the 1987 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical about the revealing tropes and psychological truths in fairy tales.