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    Bugsy Malone Is A Jazz Age Delight At The Birmingham Rep

    If you were in Birmingham last night, there was only one place to be seen, and that was at Fat Sam’s Grand Slam Speakeasy. Yes the fabulous jazz age musical Bugsy Malone had its press night at The Rep last night in sassy, splurging style and was an absolute triumph. It is bold and bright, super funny, and played with aplomb by a talented young cast who looked like they were having a ball. It received a much deserved standing ovation at its end, and will delight audiences all through the summer. Im short, it is a smash! Chicago was a dangerous place to be during the 1920s, especially if…

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    Cluedo: So Clever And Funny At The Wolverhampton Grand

    I saw Cluedo earlier in the year at The Alexandra Theatre, and the greatest compliment I can give it is that I was so looking forward to seeing it again at the Wolverhampton Grand, because in the realms of both cleverness and hilarity, it is truly off the scale. A comedy that not only channels the ‘golden age of murder’ with its nods to Agatha Christie, and the famous board game it is based on, but also references that great British tradition of physical comedy and farce, Cluedo is hilariously entertaining with a killer cast. It is not to be missed. Anyone who spent rainy days playing the board game…

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    Reviewed – Midnight Train To Georgia

    Gladys Knight is one of the greats of modern music. Known as the Empress of Soul, the legendary singer is a 7 times Grammy winner with a back catalogue that is chocked full of classic songs including ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’, ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’ and my personal favourite ‘The Way We Were’. Now her live performances are being celebrated in a wonderful stage show, ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’ which features a live on stage band and the incredible vocal talents of Hayley Ria Christian. I went to see the show last night at Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre and enjoyed every single minute, it is a wow, a…