As 2014 draws to a close, we reflect on our favourite moments in the West End this year…
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The producers of
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels appear to be re-positioning the show – emphasising elegance and dance and de-emphasising the comedy. Will this bring greater box office success? And what does this tell us about the state of the West End?
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I Can’t Sing was put out of its misery at the London Palladium and We Will Rock You ended its 12-year residency at the Dominion, two of London’s five largest theatres went dark at the same time for the first time in decades. Continue reading
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Most people assume that opera is expensive: an artform inaccessible to most people.
Rigoletto and The Book of Mormon and you may be surprised.
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