Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre, London ★★★★

A modern fairytale in which John McCrea’s Jamie is a force of nature

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Privates on Parade, Union Theatre, London ★★★

Reviewed for Musical Theatre Review: Those of us who grew up in the 1970s will remember the BBC sitcom It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft about a group of Second World War entertainers getting up to all sorts deep in India and Burma. Peter Nichols’ 1977 play Privates on…

Flashdance, Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury ★★

Reviewed for The Reviews Hub: In the pantheon of 1980s movies, Flashdance has achieved cult status far exceeding its own gaudy ambitions. The tale of a welding apprentice who supplements her meagre wages from a Pittsburgh steel firm by dancing in a local club, but who has ambitions to enrol at the local ballet school, mines every…