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West End, Broadway, Theatre Reviews.

The Encore team reviews the best of UK theatre, from the West End and beyond. Our accessible reviews aim to positively investigate the world of musical theatre, celebrating all aspects of a production.

Steph Parry (Kate) in MAMMA MIA! The Party. Photo: Helen Maybanks
★★★★★ | Mamma Mia! The Party At The O2 Arena –  “From the music to the food a fantastic night out!”
Jay McGuiness as Josh Baskin & Kimberley Walsh as Susan Lawrence in BIG The Musical. Photo: Alastair Muir.
★★★ | BIG The Musical at The Dominion Theatre –  “simple family fun!” Where: The Dominion Theatre Review date: Wednesday 18th September 2019 About the Show:  Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, BIG makes its West End premiere at the Dominion Theatre after touring the UK back in 2016. Josh Baskin is 12 and...
Caissie Levy. Photo: Darren Bell
★★★★★ | ‘Caissie Levy makes a triumphant return to London' Where: Cadogan Hall Review date: Sunday 15th September 2019 About the Show:  Caissie is currently starring in her sixth Broadway show, originating the role of Elsa in Disney’s blockbuster hit, Frozen. Caissie Levy returns to London with special guest and fellow Broadway star Ashley Parker. Encore...
L R. Natasha J Barnes, Gemma Knight Jones, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Joel Montague, Daniel Boys & Oliver Savile. Falsettos The Other Palace. Photo: The Standout Company
★★★★ | Falsettos At The Other Palace –  “ Falsettos is fast-paced, beautiful and funny!”
★★★★ | Evita at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre -  "Gritty and current, Evita is a must-see musical this summer."
The Worst Witch
★★★★ | The Worst Witch At Vaudeville Theatre "from the moment the young witches take to the stage... we were spellbound."
The cast of The View UpStairs. Photo:Darren Bell
★★★★ | The View UpStairs At Soho Theatre "a story everyone should hear!"
Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre. Photo: Johan Persson
★★★★★ | Oklahoma! – “Funny, poignant and with music to melt both your heart and your eardrums, if you don’t go home humming the tunes then we’ll eat our Stetsons! ”
Lorna Want, Vivien Carter & Joanna Woodward. Mum's The Word. Photo: Leigh Lothian
★★★★ | Mum's The Word - "an exquisitely packaged one-act show that beautifully showcases the trials and tribulations of motherhood."
Jesus Christ Superstar - The Barbican 2019. Photo: Johan Persson
★★★★★ | 'It’s undeniably one of the best revivals of our time.'