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Wind in the Willows Musical at the Palladium

Posted by London Guided Walks on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, In : Theatre 

The Wind In The Willows has finally arrived at London's Palladium Theatre.

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and Anthony Drewe come together to create a modern musical based on Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows.

Sitting in the front row of the royal circle we had a great view of the stage. The palladium theatre brings back memories of some first-rate shows: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Scrooge with Bermondsey boy Tommy Steel...


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Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close

Posted by London Guided Walks on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, In : Theatre 

Glenn Close reprises her Tong Award-winning role as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Sunset Boulevard at the London Coliseum. This was something of a treat as I was only a teenager when I was introduced to one of the lesser-known musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The semi-staged performance was a contrast to the opulent surrounding of the London Coliseum. 

The 48-strong onstage orchestra was beautifully conducted by Michael Reed whose splendiferous sound feels like ...


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Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre

Posted by Theatreland walks with London Guided Walks on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, In : Theatre 

The story of Nell Gwynn is surrounded with intrigue. A woman who rose up the ranks quickly due to the favour of Charles II and then disappears from the history books. 

A Shakespeare’s Globe production is written by Jessica Swale is an English theatre director and writer and playwright. Nell's story was engrossing and Gemma Atherton commanded the stage. The hat joke was truly magnifique.

The set was cleverly constructed and fully utilised by the performers with having designated area...


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