Review: Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward Theatre)

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SheSeesStars: ★★★☆☆

It’s always exciting when a major new musical arrives in the West End – high hopes and trepidation abound, with cast, creatives and audience alike wondering how things will turn out. I was keen to get in early* to see the newest addition, Mrs Henderson Presents, which arrives in London after a run at Bath’s Theatre Royal last year. Having never seen the 2005 film starring Dame Judi and Bob ‘Oskins, I was only vaguely aware of the storyline and content, so I approached this one with a very fresh pair of eyes – one of my favourite ways to see a show.

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Curtain Up exhibition (V&A Museum)

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The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in South Kensington is one of my favourite places to visit in London. The museum is home to a huge variety of galleries full of gorgeous stuff, from furniture to fashion and sculptures to silverware. Since I enjoy going there anyway, I was excited to learn last year that the Theatre & Performance galleries were going to host a new exhibition in 2016, timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards.

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Review: Trainspotting (King’s Head Theatre)

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SheSeesStars: ★★★★☆

I wanted to get tickets for this show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last August, but was too slow off the mark (it sold out). I’d also missed it during a run at the King’s Head last year, so I was happy to hear it was returning to the Islington venue. Whilst I was under no illusion this would be a ‘pleasant’ night at the theatre, I was sure it would be an experience…

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