Cabaret

Fifteen years after I first saw Cabaret and this wannabe Kit Kat Klub girl is as enamored as ever with Kander and Ebb’s score, Gale Edwards direction and flawless performances from the entire ensemble.

Carmen, Live or Dead | Oriel Group

This was a show sung so beautifully I want to wish it were on a bigger stage, yet can’t believe it would have sounded as good when lacking the precious intimacy of this space.

Aladdin | Disney Theatrical Productions

Where The Lion King was an entirely original theatrical reimagining of the film, this stage version of Aladdin wholeheartedly embraces its cartoonish origins, and frequently resembles an extravagant panto.

Swan Lake | The Shanghai Ballet

This version of Swan Lake rocks the scale on the swan meter and delivers great bang for buck when it comes to the serene, precise beauty of swans en masse.

Man vs Meth | Simon Hughes

Addiction is no laughing matter, but we all know that people in the throes of addiction can do some pretty funny things. It's this angle that Simon Hughes taps into in his show, Man vs Meth.

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