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Latest News & Reviews

28th Apr 15 :: Review: The Producers
Touring with Jason Manford, Cory English and Phill Jupitus
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17th Apr 15 :: Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company
A season of plays at The Garrick 2015-16
10th Apr 15 :: Review: Gypsy
Imelda Staunton as Rose in another CFT transfer
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9th Apr 15 :: Review: Chorus!
WNO chorus on tour
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7th Apr 15 :: Review: Miss Saigon
The latest production running at the Prince Edward Theatre in London
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7th Apr 15 :: Review: The Harvest
Pavel Pryazhko's comedy
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1st Apr 15 :: CANCELLATIONS
Major fire in Holborn
25th Mar 15 :: Review: Dance 'til Dawn
Strictly's Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace on tour.
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13th Mar 15 :: Rumour: Dreamgirls
New production for the West End in a year or so?
13th Mar 15 :: Major Fire
The Battersea Arts Centre hit by fire
3rd Mar 15 :: Review: Harajuku Girls
Francis Turnly's play at the Finborough Theatre
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23rd Feb 15 :: Rumour: Kenneth Branagh
Rumours of a residency
18th Feb 15 :: Review: Wicked
The touring production of Wicked
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14th Feb 15 :: UKTW at 20
UK Theatre Web is officially 20 years old today!
12th Feb 15 :: Review: The Life and Times of Fanny Hill
The Bristol Old Vic and Lamplighter Theatre present this latest adaptation of the infamous John Cleland novel
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9th Feb 15 :: Review: Constellations
Seen on Broadway, to be touring the UK in 2015
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9th Feb 15 :: Review: Inigo
Jonathan Moore's play at the White Bear Theatre
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5th Feb 15 :: Review: Oppenheimer
Tom Morton-Smith's play at the RSC
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30th Jan 15 :: Review: Blind Date
David Simpson's play at the Jermyn Street Theatre
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26th Jan 15 :: Review: Diary of a Nobody
Mary Franklin's adaptation at the King's Head Theatre
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Latest User Reviews

User review by Mark Bowen for The 56
28th Apr 15: I was at the fire in the stand and at timea the play took me back to the day. It was uncomfortable but still extremely great acting made it a never to forget experience.
User review by USER for The Solid Silver 60's Show
26th Apr 15: Mediocre was hoping for more x p p Arnold by far the best
User review by Marjorie. for 52 Shades of Maggie - Dirty Dancing in the Pub (The Pavilion, Glasgow)
26th Apr 15: Went to see the show 23rd April. What a let down, was w Other friends and we all have a sence of humour but this was terrible, couldn't believe the amount of people walking out. We did feel sorry for the actress as it took some doing remembering all the act.
User review by USER for 52 Shades of Maggie - Dirty Dancing in the Pub (The Pavilion, Glasgow)
26th Apr 15: mixture of us went expecting the same sort of show as 51 shades ..we were oh, so wrong. We left half way through, so did many others. Some demanding their money back, I can just say that at least we left and got some of our evening. Rubbish, poorly acted and written. 0 out of 10. If you have tickets I would bin them.
User review by Mrs L Smith for The Producers (Palace Theatre, Redditch)
24th Apr 15: A wonderfully enjoyable evening, outstanding performances by the cast, especially the two lead characters
User review by Peter Linden, 49 Osbsorne Road Brighton BN1 6LR for The Producers
19th Apr 15: Seen at Theatre Royal Brighton. Sat.18th April 2015. This was stunning! What a Cast! AND Production AND Direction AND Choreography...,.. Haven't laughed so much in a Theatre for years! The audience adored it, the Cast were dancing on air. Pure Theatre Magic from start to finish. Thank you so much!
User review by Margaret Crilley for 52 Shades of Maggie - Dirty Dancing in the Pub
19th Apr 15: This is the biggest load of rubbish I have ever seen in my life! Left halfway through as did many others on 16th April showing. I've been a patron of the Pavillion for many years and have never seen a show so disappointing and lacking in humour
User review by Sue for And Then There Were None
19th Apr 15: I have just seen the play it was excellent very good cast.
User review by Julie for The Sound of Music
16th Apr 15: It's worth the ticket price just to hear Jan Hartley sing Climb Every Mountain
User review by annie wilkins for A Night of Dirty Dancing
16th Apr 15: saw this show last week, ive seen the west end show twice and this show knocks the west end show out completely!! this should be the west end show!!
User review by Kat for Jesus Christ Superstar
14th Apr 15: amazing and realistic. Glenn Carter was fantastic as ever and the vocals from the other leads were great. Unfortunately this is what they did do to Jesus, yes it was hard to watch but it emphasised to me what Jesus went through at Calvary. My two daughters coped with it very well, the youngest being 9 and was able to relate it to the Easter story in its entirety. The resurrection is never the focus in JCS but in this occasion, the curtain call led itself to the resurrection in a smooth and flowing manner. I want to go again
User review by L. Parsons for Rumpy Pumpy
13th Apr 15: Might have been amusing in the hands of a better writer. But maybe not. Poorly conceived and ultimately rather a wasted effort.
User review by Nick for Jesus Christ Superstar
13th Apr 15: cont... Jesus was then dragged accross the stage to the cross by the soldiers, held down, and he was nailed to the cross. Sure, this is not news. We all know the story. But the chap with the club hammer banging against metal, loudly, BANG... BANG... BANG... BANG... each accompanied by Jesus screaming with all he had left, writhing around as the other guards fought to hold him down. Several minutes later (I don't know how many) they started on the other hand... I cannot tell you how uncomfortable I was. I was sweating, crying out inside (silently) for it to stop. I looked around the theatre, at anywhere but the stage, but I could not shut out the screams. They went on, and on, and on... Then they started on his feet!!!!!!! I so want to swear as writing this. This was a family show, not an 18 rated horror movie. While sitting there, almost in panic while the screaming went on, I knew I could never allow myself to be in this position again. Pantos aside, I honestly thought never going to the theatre ag
User review by Nick for Jesus Christ Superstar
13th Apr 15: Cont...Sorry; really hated it (watched it in Woking last night). Wanted to walk out, but being seated with friends in the middle of the row only about 6 from the stage, with a full house, meant I could have caused a scene (no pun), so had to sit and endure it... So what was wrong? First, only having seen it as a youngster (am now 42), I remembered it as a positive empowering production. This was a stark contrast, more like the musical Jesus Christ Superstar presented in the style of an extreme episode of Eastenders, directed by Quentin Tarantino. Ok, to specifics: the singing was all full of angst, with endless wailing, screaming, crying, sobbing, etc. All the way through. And at other times was just weak. (NB. Rhydian was supposed to be in it; that's why we went, but was a no-show; not that his part was very big anyway.) - though to be fair, we loved the deep voice of the High Priest. Judas then had his own scene, and the wailing and screaming continued. They stopped short of having him swinging
User review by Nick for Jesus Christ Superstar
12th Apr 15: Sorry; really hated it (watched it in Woking). Wanted to walk out, but being seated with friends in the middle of the row only about 6 from the stage, with a full house, meant I could have caused a scene (no pun), so had to sit and endure it... So what was wrong? First, only having seen it as a youngster (am now 42), I remembered it as a positive empowering production. This was a stark contrast, more like the musical Jesus Christ Superstar presented in the style of an extreme episode of Eastenders, directed by Quentin Tarantino. Ok, to specifics: the singing was all full of angst, with endless wailing, screaming, crying, sobbing, etc. All the way through. And at other times was just weak. (NB. Rhydian was supposed to be in it; that's why we went, but was a no-show; not that his part was very big anyway.) - though to be fair, we loved the deep voice of the High Priest. Judas then had his own scene, and the wailing and screaming continued. They stopped short of having him swinging from the rafters
User review by Lynne for Blood Brothers
12th Apr 15: Amazing. Very funny, very clever and very sad. A well deserved standing ovation by all the audience at the end.
User review by Anonymous for Dirty Dusting
10th Apr 15: ,best laugh iv had in long time brilliant .
User review by Geoff & Maggie Shepherd 09.04.15 for The King's Speech
9th Apr 15: Just seen the production at Woking. Absolutely loved it, thought the actors were picked to perfection for the parts they played, Also the theatre company manipulated the stage artistically as well as ingeniously. No wonder they all got a standing ovation, thank you one and all.
User review by Sue Frost for Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music (Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent)
9th Apr 15:

Could not find the start time for the shows, or phone number to ring. Not very good at all UKTW RESPONSE: The phone number for the theatre is on the venue page (click for venue details) - sorry, we do not have start times for all shows. I shall re-evaluate our display in the light of your comment.

User review by jim for The View from The Shard (Entrance) (The Shard, Inner London)
7th Apr 15: Great trip out - fabulous views ... very, very enjoyable ... and a champagne bar to boot ;-)

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