Julian Clary, centre, in one of his inexplicably spangly outfits as the Spirit of the Bells in Dick Whittington at the London Palladium PAUL COLTAS★★★★☆Do they give knighthoods for services to family-friendly filth? Based on Julian Clary’s performance in this second annual London Palladium panto, they surely should. He’s a total joy. And he has never had a better context for his smooth-talking smut than in this generous, ridiculous, big-budget spectacular.
★★☆☆☆Sometimes having too many good ideas can be worse than having too few. Grimly Handsome, a strikingly inventive, but finally wearyingly fidgety import from New York, is playing in the ground-floor rooms next to Sloane Square Tube that are used by the Royal Court for rehearsals or workshops. Now they are a 60-seat experimental space.
So this, I suggest to Charlie Stemp, is success. It’s only three months since he ended his year in the West End starring in Half a Sixpence, the revived and rewritten HG Wells-based musical that took him from obscurity to standing ovations. His producer, Cameron Mackintosh, labelled him “the best new star since Michael Crawford”.
It's not always an easy evening but The Jungle @youngvictheatre is an inspiring one, an urgent, vivid, even witty piece of theatre that tells us a lot about the Calais refugee camp but is too nimble to get simplistic or preachy. Review in the paper Monday.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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