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Lucky Stiff

If there was an award for the silliest plot of a musical, this would definitely be on the shortlist. Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty’s first show is about an English shoe salesman called Harry who will inherit $6m from his Uncle Tony as long as he takes his corpse on a holiday to Monte Carlo. 262 more words

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Review - Lucky Stiff - Union Theatre

While death and comedy seem to have little in common, there have been more than a few occasions where the presence of a corpse has livened up (see what I did there?) a work of fiction. 522 more words

Salad Days

This Julian Slade / Dorothy Reynolds show shouldn’t really work in 2017. A frothy concoction from 1954 with twee music, a preposterous tale involving a piano with magical properties and visitors from Planet Z and characters that could be in a living museum. 330 more words

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Review: "There’s a real classic in town" ★★★★ Salad Days, Union Theatre

If, like me, you’re a big fan of musicals, it’s likely that you will have a hit list of shows; revered masterpieces that you hope will be revived so you’ll get to experience them at least once, writes… 338 more words

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The Hired Man

This show is in my top ten musicals, probably the best British musical, certainly the best British musical score, so I take every opportunity to see it and this was my ninth. 307 more words

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Blondel

Blondel is a musical I’d never previously heard of, but after the Union Theatre announced their production of it recently, the more I heard about it, the more interested I was. 279 more words

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REVIEW: Blondel, Union Theatre

Tim Rice’s comical musical set during the Crusades is at times chaotic but Sasha Regan makes sure it is always entertaining. 

There is no denying that this musical is an oddity. 486 more words

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