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Anyone Can Whistle, at the Union Theatre (review)

Anyone Can Whistle is not often performed these days. It is a bizarre show in many ways, which makes you look at your neighbour and whisper ‘Bonkers!’ every now and again. 699 more words


NEWS: 20th Anniversary Production of Honk! to Play at Union Theatre

The Union Theatre will present the 20th Anniversary production of Stiles and Drewe’s Honk! from the 29th March until the 22nd April. 

Directed by Andy Room and featuring choreography by Lily Howkins, this 20th anniversary production of the musical will star Liam Vincent-Kilbride who makes his London stage debut as Ugly. 291 more words

Anyone Can Whistle, Union Theatre, 2017

Anyone Can Whistle at the Union Theatre is an ebullient production of a lesser known Sondheim musical. Originally performed over 50 years ago on Broadway, it is certainly one of his shows that deserves a second hearing. 188 more words


Anyone Can Whistle

This was only the second show for which Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics, and it was his first flop, running for only 21 performances (12 of which were previews!), though in my view it’s lack of success is more to do with Arthur Laurents’ story / book. 345 more words


Three Sisters, Union Theatre

“Nothing turns out the way we planned.”

Though 2016 has been riddled with despair, 2017 looks worse. With the fascist post-truth movement on the rise and Trump taking office in a matter of days, there is little to look forward to. 581 more words

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REVIEW: Rumpy Pumpy!, Union Theatre

This fascinating story of two women’s attempts to decriminalise prostitution is surprisingly heartwarming – even if none of the characters have any real depth to them. 532 more words

Moby Dick! The Musical

I admit I was not overly enamoured with Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick when I read it a few years ago. I dismissed it as one part story, six parts DIY whaling manual. 185 more words