Lucky Stiff, Union Theatre, London ★★★

Reviewed for Musical Theatre Review: If there’s one adjective which, when applied to musical theatre, fills one with a sense of trepidation, it’s “zany”. But that’s the only way to describe the first professionally produced collaboration between book writer and lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty, who would go on to create Once On…

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Follies, National Theatre, London ★★★½

Reviewed for The Reviews Hub: The very name is laden with double meaning. Primarily, of course, the title of Stephen Sondheim’s musical about a reunion of variety performers is a reference to the Ziegfeld Follies, whose dancers would glide down stately staircases in lavish costumes designed to show off a very particular idea of feminine…