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When taking someone to the theatre, it is always a nervous experience. They have put their trust in you for the selection of the production and you hope that they will enjoy it and get as much from the performance as you.  On a recent visit to School of Rock, I took my little sister. She is 13 and this was to be her first West End musical. Her previous exposure to musicals had been school plays and Sunday afternoon viewing on the television. What was she to make of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest offering?

Alice's Adventures Underground is a fun, engaging piece of interactive theatre currently playing at The Vaults. If you go to the production with an open mind, you can't help but have a good time.

Get yourself down to the Duke of York’s Theatre. That’s not a request, it is a command.  Rarely does a play catch my attention so fiercely that I want to immediately go and buy a ticket in a non-work capacity. I had limited preconceptions about Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour. A group of teenage girls on the precipice between adolescence and womanhood, in a school under the watchful eyes of the nuns and also being choristers had a feel of somewhere between Pitch Perfect and Stand By Me, and left me with mixed emotions. Would I want to revisit the recesses of my teenage mind?

There is a new Aladdin in Arabia! As of the 5th June, Matthew Croke will be taking on the title role in Disney's spectacular show. Previously, Croke has understudied major West End roles such as Fiyero in Wicked and Eddie in Funny Girl. He recently appeared as Don Lockwood in Singin' in the Rain (Salisbury Playhouse and Touring), but Aladdin will be his debut lead role in the West End. Ahead of the cast change, I chatted to Matthew about what it feels like to be going into the iconic role of Aladdin, and asked some questions from fans who have been following the cast change news on Twitter.

Jez Butterworth returns to the stage with his new play The Ferryman at the Royal Court and its upcoming transfer to the Gielgud, we look back on his career.

An American in Paris meets Circus, street dance and London in the brand-new dance production SOHO, currently being performed at The Peacock Theatre. Split into two acts, we journey through London with our protagonist whom I refer to as “The Tourist”, visiting different places throughout the city and meeting all the people suburban London will offer.

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