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3 STARS, July 7-13. Catherine Bardrick awards 3 stars to a lively and upbeat production of the musical The Matchgirls currently showing at Hampton Hill Theatre more

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4 STARS, July 4-7. A fitting tribute to the king of pop, says Alison Hunt more

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4 STARS, May 15-19. Jane McGowan drifts back to Depression-hit Nevada to enjoy this toe-tapping classic more

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3 STARS, Apr 24-28. An exuberant new musical about love, woven around the timeless soulful songs of Dusty Springfield, says Andrew Morris more

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Richard Davenport/The Other Richard

4.5 STARS, March 7-10. A musical about how theatre can make magic out of nothing doesn’t disappoint more

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4 STARS, November 28 – December 2. Jane McGowan enjoys a rip-roaring production of Hairspray more

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4 STARS, March 20-24. Amanda Hodges applauds a terrific celebration of British showbiz stalwart Cilla Black's life more

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From EastEnder to fair lady, Martine McCutcheon has played many parts. Now the Molesey resident is singing again. Jane McGowan listens in more

Interviews

4 STARS, Oct 11-14. This Andrew Lloyd Webber classic starring Joe McElderry is still a hit with audiences 50 years after it was first written, says Aliya Al-Hassan more

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Robert Workman

5 STARS. Legally Blonde the Musical is on at the New Wimbledon Theatre from Monday June 18-Saturday June 23. Richard Davies loved every minute of it more

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Dean Whiting

4 STARS, July 18-22. Students from the Guildford School of Acting manage to hit the high notes in a mesmerizing medley of musical theatre, says Judith Conyers more

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Making waves at this year’s International Youth Arts Festival is a musical retelling of Tony Bullimore’s dramatic brush with death in the Southern Ocean. Rosanna Greenstreet catches up with the nautical hero more

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3.5 STARS, June 13-17. Performance Preparation Academy gives us an exuberant and colourful Pirates of Penzance, says Alice Cairns more

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Fisher Studios

3 STARS, May 30 – June 3. A brave foray into the clandestine world of British Asian homosexuality that unearths sensitive issues, whilst maintaining a light-hearted approach and tinge of Bollywood sparkle, says Jackie Bryans more

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4 STARS, April 19-30. "Overall, this is a fresh and innovative musical with some standout acting", says Aliya Al-Hassan more

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Simon Annand

3.5 STARS, until Apr 22. An energetic retelling of the story of Dubliner soul band, The Commitments, with outstanding concert sequences, says Jane McGowan more

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4.5 STARS March 28 – April 1. Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon is a cracking celebration of one of Britain's most iconic bands that cleverly works in elements of social commentary, says Harriet Noble more

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5 STARS. Almost 50 years on from its debut, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat is still a dazzling piece of musical brilliance says Jackie Bryans. Showing at Windsor's Theatre Royal March 7-11 more

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Disney

2 STARS. Despite some colourful moments and a star turn from Trevor Dion Nicholas as The Genie, this production falls far short of West End expectations says Jane McGowan. more

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It's a cracking 5 STARS for Blood Brothers, one of only three musicals to notch up over 10,000 performances at the West End. Showing at Windsor's Theatre Royal Feb 27 – March 04. more

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