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Gatsby @ Union Theatre

Theatre company Ruby in the Dust celebrate their 10th anniversary with a reprisal of their original musical Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Before the Union Theatre, the show had reached several other venues in London with critical acclaim. 490 more words

"Can't repeat the past?"

To mark their 10-year anniversary, Ruby In The Dust have revived their 2012 production of Gatsby. Unlike the attempt at scale in their November production… 700 more words

Gatsby - The Union Theatre

Gatsby – The Union Theatre

I’ve been looking forward to this production for weeks now, so did it live up to my high expectations? Regular readers of my reviews know that my site is all about positivity and trying to drive the negativity away. 398 more words

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This musical adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel was first produced at The Kings Head Theatre four years ago. This revised version is by the same team of Linnie Reegan (book & direction) and Joe Evans (music & lyrics). 356 more words


Cast announced for Gatsby April 6th – 30th 2016, The Union Theatre


April 6th – 30th 2016, The Union Theatre

Ruby in the Dust presented their first show at the Union Theatre in March 2006. To mark their tenth anniversary, they are returning with their iconic production of Gatsby, specially tailored to suit the seductive environs of the Union Theatre’s intimate space. 333 more words

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Bad Girls: The Musical

Bad Girls was a TV show which, between 1999 and 2006, had eight series and over 100 episodes. The sort of show that you’d expect to be a cult was actually ITV mainstream. 424 more words


Road Show

This latest (last?) Stephen Sondheim musical has had a tortuous journey since it was first workshopped by Sam Mendes in New York City in 1999. First produced in Washington and Chicago (where I first saw it) in 2003, it re-appeared Off-Broadway in 2008 but never made The Great White Way. 355 more words