THEATRE REVIEW: Bonnie & Clyde starring Frances Mayli McCann & Jordan Luke Gage at Arts Theatre

By Aline Mahrud

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHEN?: Sunday 24 April (matinee), booking to 10 July 2022 RUNTIME: 150 minutes (including 1 20-minute interval)

Duet You Love Who You Love between the titular Bonnie and her would-be sister-in-law Blanche is an absolute showstopper as the pair ruminate on their love for Barrow brothers Clyde and Buck.

  • Read on for reasons including why this isn’t quite London’s ‘most wanted’ musical
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AWARDS MONSTAS: Our Best New Musical of 2019 so far

We awarded 14 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2018 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2019 so far and what’s to come. Eugenius, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Groundhog Day are previous winners in this category.

  • Read on for our top 5 best new musicals of 2019 so far and our hopes for the next half year

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THEATRE REVIEW: Six at the Arts Theatre

UPDATE: Six is now booking at the Lyric Theatre from 14/11/20 through to 31/1/21 Tickets

WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2

WHERE?: Arts Theatre RUN TIME: 75 minutes

WHEN?: 17/1/19 (matinee) booking to 5/1/20

It couldn’t be more timely for this musical about the 6 wives of Henry VIII to be returning to the West End as tales of Queen Anne, Mary Queen Of Scots and Elizabeth I dominate cinemas.

  • Read on for reasons including how you’ll be headed home humming the hits with a smile across your face

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for January 2019

  1. Leave to Remain at the Lyric, Hammersmith

A modern love story by Matt Jones with music by Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke starring Billy Cullum and Tyrone Huntley (pictured left to right above) runs at the Lyric, Hammersmith, 18/1/19 through 16/2/19. Tickets

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  • Read on for reasons including Benedict Cumberbatch in Brexit and Olivia Colman’s The Favourite

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for March

  1. Caroline, or Change at the Hampstead Theatre

Two highlights for us of last year were the National Theatre’s production of Angels In America by Tony Kushner and Sharon D. Clarke in musical The Life at Southwark Playhouse. This year D. Clarke is in Kushner’s musical Caroline, Or Change set in Louisiana in 1963 which runs 12/3 to 21/4 at Hampstead Theatre. Transferred from Chichester’s Festival Theatre. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Will Young, Strictly Ballroom, Sigrid and Vanessa Redgrave

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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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