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REVIEW: The Mikado: ENO

November 30, 2015

Set in an ever-so English 1930s seaside hotel, bleached white with privilege and wealth Jonathan Miller’s Marx Brothers-inspired song-and-dance Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. A distant picture of Hokusai’s Great Wave off Kanagawa is one of the only gentle echos of this operettas beginnings. The combination of Gilbert’s virtuosic wit, Sullivan’s memorable melodies and Miller’s hilarious antics is irresistible, this is the 14th outing but it still fizzles and gleams with energetic fun.

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REVIEW: Fringe: I need a Doctor

May 4, 2015

How do you write a Doctor Who musical without getting shut down by the BBC? Jamie Wildon & Jess Sprey try their very best in this unauthorized Whosical show. Watch their time traveling hero‚Äôs battle copyright-free villains the ‘Exterminators’ and ‘Cybergents’ in this award-winning musical comedy. There‚Äôs lot‚Äôs of joking and general piss taking of the Dr Who world and famous writers and some thick skinned jokes about middle class white actors which seemed not to reflect on the middle class white kids on stage, however, moving on‚Ķ

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REVIEW: The Late Show: Basement

May 3, 2015

The Late Show Basement The Otherplace FINISHING off the night at The Late Show in the basement was soft, and relaxing, with an apparently French Chanteuse and her smoky throaty blues heavy songs with just the right streak of anger and hope mixed in. This was a late night laid back show, with no pretension […]

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REVIEW: Shit-faced Showtime: Basement

May 3, 2015

Shit-faced Showtime The Otherplace Magnificent Bastard Productions¬† From the very same crew that brought us last years Shit-faced Shakespeare comes an all new, all singing, all dancing, parody musical revue. This fresh-from-rehab group of musical performers are taking us on whistle stop ‘Shit-faced Showtime’ just off Broadway! With a pretty wide selection of musical songs […]

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