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New generation muscles in as Bugsy Malone takes over Hammersmith

Bugsy Malone – Lyric Hammersmith, until 01 August 2015 (tickets)

Michael Billington (or as I imagine him – the Sage of Shaftesbury Avenue) described the Lyric’s production of Alan Parker’s sublime 1975 musical as “having nothing new to say about the gangster-movie”. 190 more words


Bugsy Malone

Alan Parker’s 1976 film Bugsy Malone saw children cast in the roles of gangsters in a Prohibition-era spoof which substituted real guns for splat guns. Sean Holmes’s new production, reopening the Lyric Hammersmith after a refurbishment, is superb. 75 more words


Romeo, Juliet, and Revisionism

Most British theatre is well made, and maybe that’s what most audiences want. But there’s another audience – a young audience – that’s hungry for something else, for something that might just change them.

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Lady and the Tram


Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Tuesday 11th November, 2014 

The Secret Theatre Company’s  new production of the Tennessee Williams classic is startling in its approach.   291 more words

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