THEATRE REVIEW: Cinderella

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Greenwich Theatre

WHEN: 18/11, press night 24/11, runs to 7/1/18

Our heart sank when we discovered that Andrew Pollard (writer of this, his 12th pantomime at this venue) wasn’t going to be its dame as usual.

  • Read on for reasons including how new dame Anthony Spargo (pictured) shapes up

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GIG REVIEW: Alison Moyet

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Palladium

WHEN: 15/11, tour runs to 20/12

SETLIST: April 10th; I Germinate; When I Was Your Girl; Wishing You Were Here; Nobody’s Diary; Ski; Beautiful Gun; Only You; The English U; Changeling; All Cried Out; The Man In The Wings; Other; The Rarest Birds; Alive; Situation; Love Resurrection; Whispering Your Name; Don’t Go

‘Here’s a song I wrote 40 years ago – when I was 16,’ Moyet is introducing Yazoo classic Nobody’s Diary during the most hits set we’ve ever seen her perform – and we’ve seen a few.

  • Read on for reasons including which TV star was in the front row of the Royal Circle in front of us

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GIG REVIEW: Martine McCutcheon

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Islington Assembly Hall

WHEN: 14/11, tour runs to 3/12

SETLIST: Rebellion; Say I’m Not Alone; Maybe I Should Run; Love Me; I’m Over You/If I Had You/Talking In My Sleep (medley); Archive; Stay With Me; Cry A Little; Paradise; On the Radio; Any Sign Of Life; Perfect Moment; Rosanna

Martine McCutcheon dissolves into tears as her biggest hit is received rapturously by her most ardent fans at the close of this come back show’s encore.

  • Read on for reasons including why this was the pivotal moment in McCutcheon’s music career

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Toxic Avenger

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Arts Theatre

WHEN: 12/11 (matinee), runs to 3/12

The first thing that strikes us about this rock musical is how lavish its set appears: the band are situated on a walkway, level with the tops of gigantic vats of industrial waste and there’s even a sci-fi set of double doors which could be straight out of Flash Gordon.

  • Read on for reasons including why The Toxic Avenger is the new Rocky Horror Show

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