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Theatre review: Let The Right One In at the Apollo

Anyone seeking a theatrical experience with plenty of bite could do a lot worse than head to the West End for the stage adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 vampire novel.

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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS,         , Writer - Jeffrey Lane  , Director - Jerry Mitchell, Designer - Peter Mckintosh,  The Savoy Theatre, London, UK, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/

Theatre review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre

Yet another classic film-turned-musical hits the West End, but unlike recent turkey Fatal Attraction, this story of conmen peddling tall tales to heiresses in a fantasy French Riviera is ripe for the razzle-dazzle jazz-hands treatment.

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BLITHE SPIRIT  by Coward,    , writer - Noel Coward, Directer -  Michael Blakemore, Gielgud theatre, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/

Theatre review: Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre

National treasure Angela Lansbury first performed in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit five years ago on Broadway. Now under Hampstead director Michael Blakemore she reprises her 2009 Tony award-winning role as eccentric medium Madame Arcati in the West End.

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Christopher Colquhoun as Joff

Richard Mylan as Ollie in The Believers

Bryony Lavery allows action to speak louder than words in The Believers

Experiencing the terrifying force of an Australian cyclone gave playwright Bryony Lavery the starting point for a show about faith and acts of God.

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Ray Davies of The Kinks holds a can of light ale while singing 'Alcohol' on stage at White City Stadium, London, 1973. (Photo by Debi Doss/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

EXCLUSIVE: Ray and Dave Davies speak out as the Kinks musical comes to Hampstead

Ahead of Hampstead Theatre’s Sunny Afternoon musical, and Dave Davies’ landmark Barbican show, the feuding brothers reveal there is, deep down, a distorted love

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A scene from Fatal Attraction @ Theatre Royal, Haymarket
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Theatre review: Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

It’s not often that a writer unhappy with the ending of his film gets to change it 28 years later.

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A scene from I Can't Sing @ London Palladium. Music and Lyrics by Steve Brown. Book and Additional Lyrics by Harry Hill. Directed by Sean Foley. Choreographer, Kate Prince.
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Theatre review: I Can’t Sing at the London Palladium

It’s telling that Harry Hill’s eccentric take on ITV’s X Factor required the invention of only a handful of new characters.

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Ushers The Front of House Musical Carly Thoms (Lucy) & Ceris Hine (Rosie)

Theatre review: Ushers: The Front of House Musical at Charing Cross Theatre

Yianniss Koutsakos,James Oban and James Rottger have written the ideal show for this ex music hall venue.

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and the ast of Japes

Tamara Harvey - In the Vale of Health is “an actors dream, as well as a nightmare”

When Simon Gray was watching rehearsals in 2001 for his play Japes, he had a strong sense that the characters would have arrived at different outcomes if they had made different choices.

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Theatre review: The Hermetic Marriage at Pentameters Theatre

Hermetic Marriage is the belief that world civilisation can only be perfected when human beings meet on a common ground of intelligence, co-operation and worthy purpose.

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Rebecca Seale, Rebecca Moon, Matthew Kellett, Bruce Graham, Victoria Ward

Theatre review: Do I hear a waltz? at the Park Theatre

Out razzle-dazzled on release in 1965 by Hello, Dolly! and Fiddler on the Roof, Do I Hear a Waltz? had a short run on Broadway and lyricist Stephen Sondheim later declared it the project he most regretted.

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Theatre review: Good People at Hampstead Theatre

It may be firmly rooted in South Boston, but David Lindsay-Abaire’s searingly funny dig at the uneasy co-existence of rich and poor in our cities could easily apply to Kilburn (see Zadie Smith’s NW).

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Education See all

Cabinet member for children Cllr Angela Mason

26 children in Camden left without primary school place for September

Twenty-six children were left without a primary school place for September after Camden Council made its allocations today.

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Heritage See all

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, Archibald Knox and the bidding war at a Hampstead auction house

A Hampstead auction house was abuzz with excitement as a furious bidding war saw a prized lot sell for 10 times its estimate.

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Obituaries See all

The literary world today remembered Nobel Prize-winning author and West Hampstead resident Doris Lessing. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Doris Lessing memorial service: Literary world pays tribute to West Hampstead’s Nobel Prize winning author

Friends, family and figures from across the literary world gathered to pay tribute to West Hampstead resident and Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing today.

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Competitions See all

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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