WHEN?: Matinee Thursday 29 July, booking to 5 September 2021
When Covid-19 closed theatres in March 2020 this production was booking at the Other Palace until May and we said in our February review that: ‘This preview received a rapturous standing ovation, a sign that Be More Chill looks set to be with us when the weather warms up – and perhaps even longer should the West End melt to its charms.’
Read on for reasons including what this West End transfer looks and feels like in a post-lockdown world
WHEN?: Matinee Wednesday 28 July 2021, booking to 11 September 2021
RUNTIME: 150 minutes (with a 20-minute interval)
We were at a preview of this production at the Other Palace over 3 years ago and we’re back because we’ve enjoyed its 2 new leads in Bat Out Of Hell (Dominion, Christina Bennington) and & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre, Jordan Luke Gage).
Read on for reasons including how the vociferous audience is so powerful it is like having an extra Heather onstage
WHEN?: matinee Sunday 25 July 2021, opens 4 August, runs to 17 October
RUNTIME: 145 minutes (including a 20-minute matinee)
Sutton Foster won a Tony for her portrayal of nightclub singer Reno Sweeney in the 2011 Broadway production and there are 2 moments here at this 3rd preview where she spurs the enthusiastic audience into mid-show standing ovations.
Read on for reasons including how Foster’s chemistry with Lindsay as public enemy Moonface Martin is a delight
Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV aired on BBC2 on Friday nights at 9 and for Paulus, tonight’s star and host, the beloved episodes offered an opportunity to bond and laugh with his mother and sister in their Kent home.
Read on for reasons including where and how to see this show later this year and what Sherlock and League Of Gentlemen star Mark Gatiss was doing in this audience