Paul Vale – London Theatre Critic

Selected reviews by Paul Vale, London based arts writer and theatre critic.

Paul Vale has written for a number of publications, including writing reviews and features for The Stage for over 20 years.

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Steel Magnolias at the UK Tour (2023)

★★★
"Brings new depths to a modern classic" "Thoughtful reassessment of a modern classic, clarified by a pitch-perfect ensemble" "The film…
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George Takei's Allegiance at the Charing Cross Theatre (2023)

★★★
"Intense, busy production" "Earnest if unbalanced musical illuminates a dark period of American history" "The book by Marc Acito, Jay…
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Jack and the Beanstalk at the London Palladium (2022)

★★★★
"Lavish taster menu of a pantomime" "Spectacular, star-studded pantomime with a hit-and-miss line-up of traditional routines" "Producer and director Michael…
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Mother Goose at the Duke of York's Theatre (2022)

★★★★★
"A solid gold hit" "Flawless writing, excellent design and matchless performances" "The musical numbers veer from classic Broadway to Boomshakalaka…
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Jack and the Beanstalk at the Lyric Hammersmith (2022)

★★★★
"Emmanuel Akwafo brings the house down" "Entertaining and appropriately defiant pantomime that puts community at its heart" "Christian and Jalaly’s…
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Elf The Musical at the Dominion Theatre (2022)

★★★
"Riot of colour, comedy and magic" "Infectiously upbeat musical adaptation of the Will Ferrell movie" "... this revival of the…
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Gary Barlow - A Different Stage at the Duke of York's Theatre (2022)

★★★
"Barlow's star quality shines when he sings" "Gary Barlow’s autobiographical show is engaging enough but sadly lacking in songs" "While…
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Ride - A New Musical at the Charing Cross Theatre (2022)

★★★★
"Liv Andrusier delivers a barnstorming performance" "Emotionally rich new musical biopic featuring two intense, entertaining performers" "The book deftly negotiates…
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Zorro The Musical at the Charing Cross Theatre (2022)

★★★★
"Energy, talent and excitement" "Durham’s production is a celebration of storytelling and he has gathered a diverse and multi-talented cast…
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Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre (2009)

★★★★
"Quite literally, thrilling" "This is very much an ensemble company and the dance team here deserve a special mention. The…
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