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Beautiful - The Carol King Musical

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, is the Olivier award-winning West End show which has embarked on its first ever UK Tour. Clearly a popular choice given that The Cliff’s Pavilion in Southend was bursting at the seams.

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Wipers Times: Theatre Review

Last night I saw the opening night of The Wipers Times and it is one of the most enjoyable, poignant and funny plays I've seen in a long time.

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Crazy for You Review

Without wishing to sound like a broken record, Crazy for You has always been in my top 10 favourite musicals (yes, I have a list).

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All or Nothing Review

East London, 1965. The explosion of pills, thrills and high-collared shirts that was the mod scene is just about to begin, and at the centre of it are four young cockney lads, keen on continental clothing, US-imported blues and getting out of the button-down scene of the generation before them. This is the story of the Small Faces.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Review

The show is not to be taken too seriously.  It’s charming, just a little bit camp and fabulously fun!  A great one for the kids to enjoy too!

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Review: A Murder is Announced

Clipped British accents, victory rolls, tots of sherry and a puzzling murder case - it could only be Agatha Christie's Miss Marple!

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The Wedding Singer

Walking in to this show I was actually unaware that there was a 1998 Adam Sandler film that this was based on. I was also unaware that it was set in 1985.

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West Side Story Review

The Summer Youth Project has been running at The Palace Theatre for the past 10 years and is a wonderful initiative, open to anyone aged between 9 – 19 years old.

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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 

Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including Best Play.

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Funny Girl Review

We all know that we buy a ticket to see a show and not a particular artist, but there were still the inevitable groans when...

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The Addams Family - Our Review

They’re kooky, a little bit spooky and derive pleasure from pain. Not your average premise for a musical comedy but one that works surprisingly well. At The Cliff’s this week, just in time for the half term break, comes the The Addams Family in all their glory.

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The Commitments Review

I remember the film, released back in the early 1990s. A BAFTA award winning cult classic, directed by the legendary Alan Parker...

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'Invincible' Review!

From class issues to the North-South divide, our theatre reviewer Claire Cosgrove brings you her thoughts on the latest show at The Palace Theatre!

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Wonderful “Wonderland”! - Review

“Wonderland” is a brand new musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

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Lord of the Dance Review

Last night I had a glimpse into Michael Flatley’s fantasy world and it left me feeling a little grubby, although… not wholly unsatisfied.

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The Woman In Black - Review

Read the latest from our theatre reviewer Claire Cosgrove on the West End touring, seat jumping ghost story that is currently at The Palace Theatre

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The Shawshank Redemption - Our review

A classic of it's time and nominated for 7 Academy Awards our reviewer Claire Cosgrove brings you her review of the play now on at The Palace Theatre

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Sister Act Review

Craig Revel Horwood returns to his day job to direct and choreograph this stage version.

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Night Must Fall Review

A bleak, foggy Halloween evening could not have been a more apt occasion to watch NIGHT MUST FALL at The Palace Theatre.

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Palace Theatre: A Party to Murder Review

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