The Music of the Night presented by Spears Entertainment indulged my love of all things spectacular with their tribute to the music of legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge is a story by the magnificent Mem Fox, the story of Wilfred, a little boy who lives next door to an old people's home. 

Ultimately, Fangirls really holds together because the entire cast is so awesome, with amazing vocal chops, a diversity of backgrounds and a willingness to try anything.

A dance competition on steroids, Matador brings a mainstream top-of-the-pops version of a Spanish dance love story to Her Majesty's Theatre.

Drop cloth back drop and living statues in flesh linseed linen loincloth set the scene for Wendy Beckett’s classically chiselled theatrical bio, Claudel.

For fans of the musical, the problems and changes to the book and plot of Chess are as familiar to them as the score itself and arguably, all this messing about has resulted in an inability to now claim anything as a definitive version. 

Through the eyes of her own children during a family holiday to the German capital in 2015, Murray-Smith pondered the feelings and implications for the young drawn to a city so rich in history and creativity but also one so profoundly soaked in shame.

The behaviour of the men is misogynous. The behaviour of men in authority menacing. The Removalists is as relevant today as it was then.

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