THEATRE REVIEW: Cinderella starring Baga Chipz, Sheila Simmonds and Holly Stars at the Trafalgar Studios

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE? Trafalgar Studios RUNTIME: 90 minutes (no interval)

WHEN? 15/12 (matinee), runs to 5/1/20

Drag sashayed ever further into the mainstream this year with a triumphant first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on the BBC and now we have this pantomime take-over of a renowned West End stage.

* Read on for reasons including how your reviewer made his West End stage debut after being plucked from the audience for this show

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THEATRE REVIEW: BIG The Musical starring Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE? Dominion Theatre RUNTIME: 160 minutes (including 20-minute interval)

WHEN? 2/10, closes 2/11/19

Fans of TV’s Strictly Come Dancing¬†are especially well served here by a former winner of the Saturday night ratings hit as the leading man and a finalist as his leading lady.

  • Read on for reasons including how McGuiness combines wide-eyed naivety with dancing as good as Charlie Stemp’s

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for October 2019 starring Shakespears Sister

  1. Shakespears Sister Ride Again tour saddles up at the Palladium

This unlikely reunion may have been over a quarter of a century in the making but Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit have released three excellent, different yet complementary singles this year already, winning both our Song and Albums of the month. The 14-date UK reunion tour kicks off rather appropriately on Halloween and we join the band at the Palladium on Bonfire Night. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Dear Evan Hansen, Lungs, Cher and Mary Poppins

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LAST NIGHT: CABARET REVIEW: Gals Aloud starring Cheryl Hole from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK at the Underbelly Festival

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE? Underbelly Festival RUNTIME: 70 minutes

WHEN? 19/9/19

Cheryl Hole (pictured centre above) thinks Gals Aloud are more likely to be performing together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the formation of Girls Aloud in 2022 than the actual group.

  • Read on for reasons including how to see Cheryl on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

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