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Wag! The Musical!: Review

Proving that there's a theatre show for every taste, Wag! The Musical! has recently hit London. Following the exploits of footballers' wives and girlfriends as they go about their daily business, it's not something that will appeal to everyone. But can it charm its target audience and leave a lasting impression? The plot follows Sharron and Jenny as they carry out their day-to-day work on the beauty counter of a department store. While the in-store cleaner tries to win Sharron's affections, Jenny's convinced that her married footballer boyfriend is going to leave his wife and sweep her away to a ...

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A Day in The Death of Joe Egg: Review

A comedy about living with a disabled child is something that even the most talented of directors would have difficulty dealing with sensitively and appropriately. So when Stephen Unwin brought A Day in The Death of Joe Egg to a London theatre, it's unsurprising that a few eyebrows were raised. Blackly comic and sometimes dangerously close to the bone, the play has managed something that the critics could have never even dreamed of. The result is a touching piece of theatre that expertly portrays the complexities and everyday challenges of bringing up a young person with a disability. The stand ...

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Beautiful Thing: London Brings The Cult Classic To The Stage

It might be twenty years since Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing first came to the stage, but instead of making the story any less relevant or rendering it forgotten, it just means that it has a lot to live up to. It's become something of a cult classic following its debut two decades ago, and has even been turned into a film. So, was recreating it a mistake? The touching story of two teenage boys starting a relationship during a very hot summer on a council estate in Thamesmead might have lost a touch of its shock factor, though other elements ...

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