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#WhatTheatreMeansToMe
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We asked the stars of the West End to let us know #WhatTheatreMeansToMe   Barry James - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  

7 Reasons To See Show Boat
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One of the world's most loved musicals Show Boat sails into the West End following a critically acclaimed run at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre, directed by the celebrated Daniel Evans and featuring a wonderful cast of musical theatre performers. Not seen in the West End for almost twenty years, this is a rare production of a musical theatre classic, and one that should certainly be on your 'must-see' list this year.

Sunset Boulevard Review
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**** (4 out of 5 stars)

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The Painkiller - Review
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Rating **** Reviewed by: Bona Ruocco This show started out as a French farce, written by Francis Veber, and in this version has been adapted by Sean Foley, who also directs. It comes from the 'what can go wrong, will go wrong' school of comedy, with lots of good old-fashioned slapstick humour delivered by a group of actors who are masters of comedy timing. And that surprisingly even includes Kenneth Branagh!

Mrs Henderson Presents - Review
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Rating : * * * * How delicious! 'Mrs Henderson Presents' is a new British musical with an old-school and nostalgic feel. Based on the 2005 film which starred Dame Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, the stage adaptation marks the West End return of two-time Olivier winner and Tony nominee Tracie Bennett. Having wowed audiences and critics alike with her turn as Judy Garland in 

Hand to God - Review
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Rating * * *     Whilst the West End normally looks to Broadway for lavish musical exports (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Kinky Boots, Motown The Musical, Disney's Aladdin, etc.), this time a 

Motown The Musical - Interview with Cedric Neal
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Motown The Musical, packed with great songs from legends such as Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross, is now running at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. We chatted with Cedric Neal, who plays Motown founder Berry Gordy. BR: Bona Ruocco CN: Cedric Neal

Dreamgirls comes to the West End with Glee's Amber Riley
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Amber Riley will star as ‘Effie White’ in the West End production of Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre. Dreamgirls will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.  Dreamgirls at London’s Savoy Theatre with performances from November 2016. Tickets go on sale spring 2016.

Catherine Tate leads cast of Miss Atomic Bomb
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It has been announced that the multi-award-winning comedian and actress Catherine Tate will lead the cast of upcoming musical comedy Miss Atomic Bomb which is set to run at the St James Theatre, London from 7 March to 9 April 2016.

Guys and Dolls Review
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Star Rating * * * * Sit down everybody because the boat is thoroughly being rocked at the West End's Savoy Theatre!

New Year Resolutions
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For many people January is one giant deflated balloon following the excitement of the run up to Christmas, the main event itself and of course New Year's Eve. Resolutions are made, you return to the gym and begin to slowly wean yourself off Quality Streets whilst outside looks like a graveyard of rotting Christmas trees. The weather is cold and rainy, and you can't even brighten up the room in your festive sweater. Time to despair? Think again.

A Christmas Carol Review
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Rating: ****  There is something warmly comforting about walking into a theatre during the festive period, already having a good idea of what you are about to wi